Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund

Berkeley Underground Scholars and State Senator Nancy SkinnerChancellor's Community Partnership Fund


(State Senator and Cal Alumna Nancy Skinner attends the graduation of the Berkeley Underground Scholars a fund recipient.)

The 2018-19 Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund Cycle

The 2018-19 cycle of the Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund is underway!

In the 2018-19 grant cycle the CCPF will make up to $285,000 in grants to innovative campus-community partnerships designed to improve the quality of life for Berkeley residents. Berkeley-based collaborative projects that focus on the arts and culture, community safety, economic development, environmental stewardship and education are encouraged to apply. Proposed projects must include at least one university and one Berkeley community partner.

Each fall, the the Partnership's Board and the Chancellor's Office of Local Government and Community relations hosts a Community Mixer and Information Session. Potential applicants attend to learn more about the application process and explore potential community and university partnerships. (See agenda and the slides that highligting previously funded projects.)

All grants will be for one-year projects or programs. Education-related grants applicants are required to demonstrate that their project is aligned with and furthers the objectives of the 2020 Vision for Berkeley's Children and Youth.

The 2020 Vision is Berkeley’s community-wide effort to end the racial disparities in academic achievement among children and youth in Berkeley. The 2020 Vision partners include: Berkeley Unified School District, the City of Berkeley, Berkeley City College, UC Berkeley and several community based organizations. More information about the 2020 Vision for Berkeley’s Children and Youth will be provided at the mixer.

Applicants must complete a Pre-Application form which is due December 8, 2017 before 5 pm. Eligible projects must have at least one community partner and one university partner. UC Berkeley student organizations that are actively supported by a faculty or staff advisor, are encouraged to apply. For more information download the Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

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Fund Application timeline and grant documents (2018-19)

2018-19 GRANT application timeline

Fall semester dates:

October 2, 2017: Grant Application Cycle launched
October 26, 2017: Community Mixer (See agenda and the slides
December 8, 2017: Pre-Application Forms Due

Spring semester dates:

February 2018: Full Applications Requested from Selected Applicants
March 12, 2018, no later than 5pm: Full Applications Due
May 2018: Partnership Grant Awards Announced
Fall 2018: Funding released

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A mural by Nigel Sussman called "Wired" commissinoed by the Telegraph Business Improvement District, a fund recipient.

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. For more information about the history of the Partnership Fund, see the CCPF Community Report (download PDF).

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
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship

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Pasangan Partners (2012)

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For more information about the Fund or if you have questions about the grant application, please e-mail or contact UC Berkeley's Office of Government and Community Relations at 510-642-7860.

Berkeley Unified in Literacy Development (2012)

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