BHC Community Grants

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In many places across California, there is a need for more choices for youth to become involved in their communities and take pride in their neighborhoods. Through the BHC community grants program we hope that local youth and neighborhoods within the BHC site will have more chances to take on community projects or events that will unify community voices, provide learning and skill building opportunities, and improve the safety and health of Merced County.
The BHC Community Grants Cycle is now Available. For more information click here. Or  contact our Hub Manager Tatiana Vizcaíno-Stewart
Below are the 6 projects and respective grantees funded through our 2015 Spring Community Grant Funding Cycle. 
  • Connie Farris, "Community Mural Project" Meadowbrooks Water Company
  • Diana Tsang, "Summer U-th  Program" Golden Vally Health Centers
  • Patricia Pratt, Mariposa Art Company (MACo)
  • Maria Vega " Sociedad Guadalupana Juvenil" Merced Organizing Project 
  • Ericka Peterson, "2015 ABC Fall Festival" Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 
  • Cheryl Lockett "Healthy Music Workshops" 
For a full description of the Spring 2015 community grantees click here.
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Below are the 7 projects and respective grantees funded through our 2015 Fall Community Grant Funding Cycle 2. 
  • Beck Strouds, "Merced LGBT Center Youth Program"
  • Judy Edwina Smith, "Children's Concert: Enrichment Field Trip
  • Patricia Pratt,  'Make Art' Mariposa Art Company (MACo)
  • Marhall Trammell, Merced Youth Drum Corps (MYDC)
  • Suguet Lopez, "Lidrees Campesinas: Cultural Context  
  • Monica Huerta, "Fuego Encendido (Lit Fire)
  • Damien, Edgar & Brittany (Youth) "Los Tres Amigos from South Merced" - Clean Parks: Healthy Community. 
For a full description of the Fall 2015 community grantees click here.
Building Healthy Communities Southwest Merced & East Merced County awards up to $1,000 to qualifying applicants to fund projects that will help BHC's central mission: “To build a healthy community in which youth and families are healthy, safe and, ready to learn.” The community grants will directly funds projects in the four communities.
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Below are the 8 projects and respective grantees funded through our 2014 Fall Community Grant Funding Cycle. 
  • David Jensen, Le Grand High School District  IMPACT After School Program
  • Judy Smith, Merced Symphony Association (MSA)
  • Patricia Pratt, Mariposa Art Company (MACo)
  • Alejandro Garcia, Planada Bikes 4 The Community
  • Leonardo Alvarez, Fashion & Art the Merced Experience (FAME)
  • UC Merced Violence Prevention Program, Close to Home Safety
  • Cerebral Palsy Association of Merced County
  • Jon Shaefer, Positive Choices, MCOE
For a full description of the our past community grantees click here.