Finding funding: A panel discussion

Do you have an idea for a great neighborhood or community project, dreams for a bit of green space or a new recreation program? Berkeley Partners for Parks wants to help you get started and find funding. Mark your calendar for our March 19 meeting, 7 pm at the Berkeley Public Works Green Room, 1326 Allston, Berkeley. A panel will discuss funding sources including the UC Chancellorís Partnership Grants and Northern California Grassroots Fund. BPFPís member citizens groups will offer information on topics such as forming partnerships and finding volunteers.

Directions: Take Sacramento two blocks south from University, then Allston two blocks west. Park in the large Berkeley Corporation Yard parking lot on the south side of Allston just before the street ends. The meeting room is on the west (right) side of the parking lot. By bus, take the 51 on University Avenue to Acton Street, walk south two blocks, then right on Allston.

Along those same lines, if you have an idea for a summer youth-recreation program, check out Northern California Grantmakers’ Summer Youth Projects, http://www.ncg.org/. The deadline is March 1 to apply for grants of up to $1,000.

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