FFRE 2010-12 Grantee Profiles


Fathers and Families of San Joaquin

Founded in 2003, the Stockton based nonprofit’s mission is to promote youth empowerment and community health through youth leadership development, community action research, parent education, and prevention programs to lower rates of violence, gang involvement, and unplanned parenthood.

“The FFRE program allowed us to build our infrastructure and  increase our capacity to help youth.  The Fund allowed us the opportunity to then move into the heart of Stockton, and expand our partnership with community members, local business, and service providers to achieve our goal. ”

- Sammy Nuñez, Executive Director

West Fresno Family Resource Center

Founded in 2001, the West Fresno Family Resource Center provides Southwest Fresno children, families and individuals with holistic, comprehensive, integrated health services

"In addition to helping West Fresno Family Resource Center enhance its marketability and visibility, the FFRE capacity building funding strengthened our understanding of collaboration.  The resulting cultivated partnerships forged with some of FFRE cohort grantees were invaluable."

- Yolanda Randles, Executive Director

Youth Alliance

The Youth Alliance, headquartered in Hollister, has provided innovative and culturally relevant services that strengthen and enrich youth, families, and the community in San Benito County since 1995.  They conduct after school programs, youth support services (including a young parents program, school counseling, bullying prevention, and teen leadership development), and the Youth Advocates for Health community outreach program.

“This investment in our work helped to strengthen the organization even during the tough economic recession, and positioned us to take advantage of opportunities to increase our impact.   Since participating in the Fund for Rural Equity, our agency has grown over 40% and we have expanded into other communities of need. As a result, the Youth Alliance is a stronger advocate and resource for the youth, families, and community.”

- Diane Ortiz, Executive Director/President


The 2010-2012 cohort of grantees included:


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