Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund
- 2019-20 Grant Cycle Recipeints
- 2019-20 timeline and grant documents
- About the Partnership Fund
- Past recipients
- Partnership Fund reports
(State Senator and Cal Alumna Nancy Skinner attends the graduation of the Berkeley Underground Scholars, fund recipient.)
The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund has announced the partnerships that will receive $293,500 in funding for the 2019-20 cycle.
Grant amounts for the 28 grant recipients range from $5,000 to $14,000 for innovative campus-community partnerships that are designed to improve the quality of life for Berkeley residents. Berkeley-based collaborative projects that focus on the arts and culture, economic development, environmental stewardship, education and community safety, health and wellness are represented.
In accordance with the guidelines of the Partnership Fund, all partnerships include at least one university and one Berkeley community partner.
In the 2019-20 cohort, nearly one-third of the funding is dedicated to supporting education-based partnerships, which are designed to further the objectives of the Berkeley's 2020 Vision: Equity in Education, the citywide initiative that strives to eliminate racial disparities in academic achievement in Berkeley’s public schools. All grants are for one-year projects or programs.
Since its inception in 2006, the Partnership Fund has granted nearly 3.3 million to just under 230 partnerships. To learn more, check out the descriptions of the 2019-20 cycle recipients, the history of the Partnership Fund, and Berkeley's 2020 Vision: Equity in Education.
Fund application timeline and grant documents for the previous year's application process (2019-20)*
- Grant Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Overview of the Berkeley 2020 Vision: Equity in Education to assist education-related applicants
*Please note, the 2020-21 application process will launch in fall 2019. Until then, refer to the previous year's applicaiton documents for guidance.
2019-20* Grant application timeline
Fall semester dates:
September 21, 2018: Grant Application Cycle Launched
October 17, 2018: Community Mixer, 4 to 5:30 pm, Berkeley City Hall, 6th floor (Agenda)
December 10, 2018: Pre-Application Forms Due (before 5pm)
Spring semester dates:
February 2019: Full Applications Requested from Selected Applicants
March 2019: Full Applications Due
May 2019: Partnership Grant Awards Announced
Fall 2019: Funding released
*Please note, the 2020-21 application process will launch in fall 2019 and we anticipate that the 2020-2021 grant timeline will closely match the above.
A mural by Nigel Sussman called "Wired" commissinoed by the Telegraph Business Improvement District, a fund recipient.
Established by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau in 2006 and now continued by Chancellor Carol Christ, the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund (the Partnership Fund) supports projects and programs that establish, extend and strengthen collaborative partnerships between UC Berkeley and the wider Berkeley community. The Partnership Fund seeks to enhance the quality of life for people who live and work in Berkeley by providing grant funding to neighborhood improvement projects and community service programs that link the university's energy and resources with those of the community.
The Partnership Fund supports neighborhood improvement projects and community service programs that utilize collaborative relationships between UC Berkeley and the community to address critical needs in the following thematic areas:
- Arts and Culture
- Community Safety, Health and Wellness
- Economic Development
- Environmental Stewardship
- 2019-2020 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2018-2019 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2017-2018 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2016-2017 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2015-2016 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2014-2015 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2013-2014 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2012-2013 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2011-2012 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2010-2011 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
- 2009-2010 Partnership Grant Awards (download PDF)
Pasangan Partners (2012)
For more information about the Fund or if you have questions about the grant application, please e-mail email@example.com or contact UC Berkeley's Office of Government and Community Relations at 510-642-7860.
Berkeley Unified in Literacy Development (2012)