2024 – 2025 Youth of Promise Grant Information

The Youth of Promise Fund is a partnership between the Antioch Community Foundation and the Contra Costa County Probation Department to support non-profit 501c3 organizations serving justice-system involved youth and youth at risk of justice-system involvement.

In 2024-25, micro-grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to support priority program/service areas serving youth in East and/or Central Contra Costa for the period: October 1, 2024 – September 30, 2025.

East Contra Costa: includes the cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, and Pittsburg, and the unincorporated communities of Bay Point, Bethel Island, Byron, Discovery Bay, and Knightsen.

Central Contra Costa: includes the cities of Clayton, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek, and the unincorporated communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Clyde, Crockett, Pacheco, Port Costa, and Rodeo.

Grant Objective

The grant will target priority program/service areas that support and promote strategies and best practices that effectively prevent or reduce juvenile crime and provide youth and their families with opportunities to achieve, grow, and thrive. This includes:

  • Academic success and tutoring
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership development; civic engagement/social justice
  • Prevention activities
  • Youth employment such as internships, or work-ready skills training, etc.

2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle Schedule and Application

Sept. 26, 2024Grant Information Session 10:00am – 11:00am on Zoom.
To join the session, send your request to grants@acfcommunityimpact.org. The online grant application will be available after the session.
Oct. 31, 2024, 5pm PTOnline Grant Applications due
Nov. 15, 2024Organizations notified of grant funding decisions
Nov. 19, 2024, 5pm PTOrganizations awarded a grant must return a signed confirmation of acceptance and provide any revised documentation to ACF
Nov. 22, 2024Grant awards mailed 
Aug. 29, 20252024-25 Online Grant Reports due

2023 – 2024 Grant Recipients

The Youth of Promise 2023-2024 grant cycle recipients were carefully selected based on their ability to positively impact the lives of East Contra Costa youth at risk of juvenile justice system involvement. ACF and the Contra Costa Probation Department are grateful for their service to the community.

Antioch Rotary Club
We Empower (AUSD 8th grade girls & boys) & King’s Conference (AUSD HS and MS boys)
$2,500
Beat the Streets
Workforce Readiness Program (Antioch school-age teens and young adults)
beatthestreetsca.org
$3,000
Biotech Partners
Antioch High School – BioTech Academy (Antioch high school students)
biotechpartners.org
$8,000
Bridge Builders to the New Generation 
Change the Narrative Program (Antioch high schools and middle schools
bridgebuildersng.org
$8,000
Counseling Options and Parent Education Support Center (C.O.P.E.)
C.O.P.E. 4 Kid’s Youth Mental Wellness Program (East Contra Costa youth)
copefamilysupport.org
$5,000
Diablo Ballet
Peek Program (movement therapy for incarcerated youth – East Contra Costa)
diabloballet.org
$5,000
Family Justice Center
Youth Community Fellows Program (leadership development – East Contra Costa teens)
cocofamilyjustice.org
$2,500
Genesis Church
Think Big /Tutoring & Entrepreneurial Program (mental health support – AUSD youth)
yourgenesischurch.com
$5,000
Grace Arms
Grace Kings Mentoring Program (East Contra Costa male youth)
gracearmsofantioch.org
$3,000
Hijas del Campo 
Campesinx Educational Initiative (Liberty High students from farmworker and immigrant families)
hijasdelcampo.org
$5,000
Hope Solutions
Impact, Empowerment & Leadership Program (East Contra Costa teens)
hopesolutions.org
$3,000
John Muir Land Trust
Family Harvest Farm ( life skills, employment & training – East Contra Costa transition age, foster youth)
jmlt.org/our-places/family-harvest-farm
$8,000
Love Never Fails
Mentors for Positive Change Program (leadership development – East Contra Costa youth)
loveneverfailsus.com
$2,500
Mindful Life Project
Rise Up Program (trauma-informed wellness support – Antioch youth)
mindfullifeproject.org
$5,000
NAMI Contra Costa
I’m a Winner! (mentoring, career exploration, and employment opportunities- Antioch youth)
namicontracosta.org
$3,000
People Who Care Children Association
Clinical Success Program (mental health-related services and life skills – East Contra Costa youth)
pwcpittsburg.org
$9,000
RR Transitional Housing
Learning Center (academic success, leadership development, and career readiness – East Contra Costa youth)
rrth.org
$5,000
Village Community Resource Center
TK-6th Grade After School Academy (leadership program – East Contra Costa youth)
vcrcbrentwoodca.org
$3,500
Village Keepers, Inc.
Rites of Passage Life Skills Training Program (East Contra Costa youth)
villagekeeper.com
$9,000