Valley Foundation Seeks Applications Health Funding

grants2Private Funder: Wayne & Gladys Valley Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, at-risk youth, health and faith-based efforts; Geographic Focus: California; Eligibility:  Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation distributed about $27 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: The foundation makes grants to organizations which have broad-based funding support, specifically defined goals and purposes, and demonstrated effectiveness in its programs.

Primary areas of interest include higher, secondary, and other education; medical research; health care; youth; local parks and recreational facilities; and local Catholic organizations (   

Start with an application letter. It is general policy that none of the foundation’s staff or directors will meet with an applicant before an application letter has been received by the foundation. Youth groups often benefit from the foundation’s grants. For example, the foundation gave $500,000 to the YMCA, Berkeley-Albany, Berkeley, CA, for construction of new YMCA Teen Center.

Info:; 1939 Harrison St., Suite 510, Oakland, CA 94612-3532; 510/466-6060 or

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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