Richmond - ECIA Community Grant Program

2018-2019 ECIA Grant Guidelines and Application are Available!

The Richmond – ECIA Competitive Grant Program is funded through the Chevron Modernization Project Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) that was entered into between the City of Richmond and Chevron. Funding will be available over the next 10 years to fund programs that support community, youth and youth sports. Grants will be awarded on an annual basis and awards will range from $2,500 to $50,000. Non-profit organizations that provide services focused on community, youth, and youth sports services to Richmond residents are all eligible. Non-profits must have 501(c)(3) tax status or plan to use a fiscal sponsor that has 501(c)(3) tax status.

Download Grant Application and Guidelines

The Richmond-ECIA Grant Program Request for Application (RFA) was released on Thursday, February 8, 2018, on the website. Please be sure to submit the following required documents:
The deadline to submit an application and all relevant attachments is Friday, March 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Materials must be submitted in printed form to the City Manager's Office. Please review the ECIA Grant Guidelines as changes have been made to the Eligibility Requirements, Grant Award Amounts and Categories, and Submission Requirements.  

Grant Application Documents 

ECIA Grant Guidelines

2018-2019 ECIA Grant Guidelines

ECIA Grant Application

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ECIA Budget Template (Word)

2018-19 ECIA Budget Template MS Word

ECIA Budget Template (Excel)

2018-19 ECIA Budget Template MS Excel

ECIA Grant Staff Report

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ECIA Grant Fact Sheet

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For all other questions or comments connect with us at or 510-620-6828.

Free Capacity-Building Workshops

In 2017, city staff in partnership with the Richmond Community Foundation, offered free capacity-building workshops. These workshop were intended to provide organizations the opportunity to enhance and acquire new skills. The session listed below, represent the breadth of training provided and staff is currently finalizing the schedule for capacity-building sessions for 2018.

Session 1: Information and Grant Proposal Writing (Streaming Video) - February 16, 2017
Session 2: Financial Management & Budgeting 101 (Streaming Video) - February 22, 2017
Session 3: Logic Models to Survive and Thrive (Streaming Video) - April 19, 2017
Session 4: Fundraising Basics and Beyond (Streaming Video) - June 8, 2017
Session 5: Effective Collaboration (Streaming Video) - August 2, 2017
Session 6: Board Recruitment and Development (Streaming Video) - October 5, 2017