Grants & Scholarships

Community Grants

The mission of the Pleasant Hill Community Foundation is to strengthen community organizations. Since 1995, we have done so by giving grant awards to educational, recreational and cultural organizations annually each Spring. Periodically we have also given unsolicited Distinguished Service Awards to organizations that provide exemplary service to the residents of Pleasant Hill. Funding for academic projects based at public schools will be referred elsewhere. These grants have been funded from the proceeds of our annual appeal letter sent to our supporters each winter.

Applying for Grants

Download the Community Grant Application here (PDF).  Please note that the 2017 application is due April 15th.

For a full list of past grants and awards download the Full Grants & Awards List (PDF).


We have awarded various scholarships over the years for College Park graduates. These have included Bud Howe Scholarships for students planning to major in music and Tikkun Olam Scholarships for students who have demonstrated the spirit of “Tikkun Olam” (Hebrew for “repairing the world).

For a full list of past scholarship recipients download the Full Scholarships List (PDF).

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund, please contact us at

2016 Community Grant Awards

Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa
All in Need Family Support
CPHS Earth Club
Diablo Theatre Company
Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library
Rehabilitation Services of Northern CA
Project 2nd Chance
Senior Center
Contra Costa Humane Society

2015 Community Grant Awards

Mt. Diablo Center for Adult Day Care
College Park High School
College Park High School Grad Night
Contra Costa Interfaith Housing
Friends of Pleasant Hill Library
Monument Crisis Center
Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm & Teaching Garden
Pleasant Hill Senior Center
Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District -Aquatics
Walnut Creek United Methodist Church
Project 2nd Chance
RES Success
Valley View Middle School


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