Community Grants Initiative


Since 2000, the First 5 Alameda County Community Grants Initiative (CGI) has made grant awards to non-profit and public agencies to support families and promote the health and well-being of young children in Alameda County.

  • Community Support awards encourage innovation and focus on unmet needs

  • Targeted awards are for priorities identified through the First 5 Alameda County strategic planning process

  • Partnership awards create learning communities of professionals to support one another in using best practices

2015-17 Community Grants Initiative

First 5 Alameda County is pleased to announce awards to community partners for the 2015-2017 Community Grants Initiative.

2015-17 Grant Recipients


Community Grantees: Click on the links below to access the 2015-17 Grantee Orientation Power Points individually, or, to access a playlist of all 4 presentations, click here.

These presentations provide background information and guidelines that will be a useful resource throughout the grant term.

Community Grants Overview, Program Officer Role, Fiscal Policies & Requirements

Accountability Requirements & Resources

Reporting with ECC Online

Help Me Grow & the Developmental Screening Program


Reports and Documents

2015-2017 Grantee Directory

2015-2017 Grantee Handbooks: Community Support, Targeted, Neighborhood Partnership

Families First: Stories of Love and Learning, An evaluation of the Parenting Partnership produced by Center for Digital Storytelling, First 5 Alameda County and Community Grants Initiative Parenting Partners

CEP Summary for Commission


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Neighborhood Partnership Grant Project

Partnership grants were awarded in four consecutive grant cycles (2009-2011, 2011-2013, 2013-2015 and 2015-2017) to ten grantee agencies participating in the Neighborhood Partnership. The Neighborhood Partnership is a multi-year project with libraries and park and recreation departments, designed to build their capacity to offer developmentally-specific, family-centered school readiness programs in neighborhoods with low-performing schools.