Villaraigosa to speak at Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation gala

Antonio Villaraigosa, the former mayor of Los Angeles, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation’s 13th annual ‘Developing Hispanic Leaders’ gala.

Women's conference offering $60K 'mini-grants'

The Central California Women's Conference (CCWC) is looking for nonprofits serving women and children to apply for $60,000 in mini-grants. 

Fresno's Storyland needs $500K to reopen

Photo contributed from the Rotary Storyland Playland Facebook page. Storyland Playland has announced an emergency plan calling for a cash infusion of $500,000 in order to open in time for the 2015 season. The money would be used for repairs and three months of operational costs at the child literacy-themed Storyland, while neighboring Playland will remain shuttered.

Fresno Dutch Bros. customers donate 1,877 pounds of food

Dutch Bros. Coffee in Fresno participated in the national "Dutch Luv Day" to collect food for the less fortunate.Dutch Bros. Coffee customers in Fresno helped collect 1,877 pounds of canned food as a benefit to The Poverello House.

Fresno bike shop collecting books for pint-sized entrepreneur

Sunnyside Bicycles is holding a book drive this month to benefit Reading Heart, an organization started by 8-year-old Danay Ferguson of Fresno.

Break the Barriers awarded $30K grant

Fresno-based Break the Barriers, Inc. has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

Child abuse prevention aim of bank grant

Porterville-based Bank of the Sierra announced it has awarded a $2,000 "Sierra Grant" to the Fresno Council on Child Abuse Prevention.

First 5 accepting child-friendly biz nominations

First 5 Fresno County is now accepting nominations for its annual Child-Friendly Business Awards. 

PINC selects Holy Cross Center for Women as beneficiary

Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community (PINC), a Fresno-based nonprofit with a mission of helping other nonprofits, announced that Holy Cross Center for Women will be the beneficiary of its June 6 fundraiser.

Fresno EOC tapped to manage new First 5 child center

The First 5 Fresno County Commission voted this week to approve the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission's management and operation of a licensed child development center to be housed in downtown Fresno.