Philanthropy

To date, CCWC has donated more than $1,350,000 to support women and children.

CCWC Grant Update

Funding has benefited recipients by providing an array of services ranging from mammograms to food, shelter, clothing, education and so much more.

“Supporting women and children in our community is an integral part of this conference and we are grateful to be able to contribute to organizations who focus their work on assisting their many and varied needs,” said Tricia Holt, CCWC Board Vice-President.

In 2020 the Board of Directors for the Central California Women’s Conference (CCWC) honored community benefit organizations serving women and children with grants totaling $150,000. An event was planned to celebrate in person, but it was canceled due to the pandemic.

The conference is excited to open the grant applications to qualifying organizations on January 4, 2023. CCWC will celebrate and award the grants with the recipients in person on May 31, 2023. The application link will be made available on this webpage on January 4th.

Now planning its 34th event, CCWC has hosted more than 100,000 women over the years – the next conference will be held on September 26, 2023.

Grant Recipients

2020 Grant Recipients

2019 Grant Recipients

  • Able Advocates
  • Abundant Life Ranch
  • Alliance for Community Transformations
  • An Evening to Treasure
  • Angels of Grace
  • The Art of Life Cancer Foundation
  • Assistance League of Fresno
  • Assistance League of Visalia
  • Be the Power of One
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County
  • Break the Barriers
  • Breaking the Chains
  • California Teaching Fellows Foundation
  • Care Fresno
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno
  • Central California Asian Pacific Women
  • Central California Food Bank
  • Central California Veterans Home Support Foundation
  • Central Valley Justice Coalition
  • Centro La Familia Advocacy Services
  • Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum
  • City Without Orphans
  • Clovis Botanical Garden
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center
  • Doors Of Hope Pregnancy Care Center
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central California
  • Dress for Success Fresno
  • Elder Abuse Services
  • Evangel Home
  • Family Healing Center (Saving All Children)
  • Family Services of Tulare County
  • Focus Forward
  • Fresno Barrios Unidos
  • Fresno Philharmonic Association
  • Fresno Police and Neighborhood Watch
  • Fresno Rescue Mission
  • Fresno State Student Cupboard
  • Fresno/Madera Youth For Christ
  • Friends of the Kings County Library
  • Girl Scouts of Central California South
  • Golden Valley Health Centers
  • Grandma’s House – A Vision of Hope
  • Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties
  • Hands On Central California
  • Happy Trails Riding Academy
  • Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation
  • The Heart of the Horse Therapy Ranch
  • Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center
  • Helping Others Pursue Excellence
  • Hinds Hospice
  • Junior League of Fresno
  • The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute
  • The Light-House Recovery Program
  • Live Again Fresno
  • Lively Arts Foundation
  • Madera Coalition for Community Justice
  • Madera County Food Bank
  • Madera Rescue Mission
  • Make a Difference Outdoors
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Marjaree Mason Center
  • Mediator Mentors
  • Mollie’s House (Fresh Start Youth Services)
  • NAMI Fresno
  • New Life For Girls
  • Patch Farms
  • Porterville Area Coordinating Council
  • Poverello House
  • Pregnancy Care Center (Central Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center)
  • Promesa Behavioral Health
  • ProYouth
  • Rape Counseling Services of Fresno
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley, Inc.
  • Saint Francis Homeless Project
  • The Salvation Army
  • San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust
  • Sisterhood Of Survivors
  • Sugar Pine Christian Camps
  • Teen Success, Inc.
  • UCP Central California
  • Valley Center for the Blind
  • Valley Performing Arts Council
  • ValleyPBS
  • Wayfinder Family Services
  • West Fresno Family Resource Center (West Fresno Health Care Coalition)
  • Westside Family Preservation Services Network
  • Wings Advocacy Fresno
  • Women with Visions Unlimited

2018 Grant Recipients

  • Abundant Life Ranch, Inc.
  • ACT for Women and Girls
  • Alliance for Community Transformations – Valley Crisis Center
  • Assistance League Fresno
  • Bethany Christian Services (Safe Families for Children)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County
  • Break the Barriers
  • California Teaching Fellows Foundation
  • Care Fresno, Inc.
  • CASA of Tulare County
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno
  • Central California Asian Pacific Women
  • Central California Family Crisis Center
  • Central Valley Veterans
  • Clovis Botanical Garden Committee, Inc.
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc.
  • Doors of Hope Pregnancy Care Center
  • Down Syndrome Association Central CA
  • Dress For Success Fresno
  • Elder Abuse Services, Inc.
  • EPU Children’s Center
  • Evangel Home, Inc.
  • Family Services of Tulare County
  • Focus Forward
  • Food Opportunities Organization and Distribution, Inc.
  • Food Security Project – Fresno State
  • Foundation for Leadership California
  • Fresh Start Youth Services, Inc. / Mollie’s House
  • Fresno Philharmonic Association
  • Fresno Police Chaplaincy
  • Fresno Rescue Mission
  • Friends of Camp El-O-Win
  • Friends of the Kings County Library
  • Girl Scouts of Central California South
  • Golden State Family Services
  • Grandma’s House – A Vision of Hope
  • Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties
  • HandsOn Central California
  • Happy Trails Riding Academy
  • Hinds Hospice
  • Junior Company Foundation
  • Junior League of Fresno
  • Kings Community Action Organization
  • The Light-House Recovery Program, Inc.
  • The Maddy Institute
  • Madera County Food Bank
  • Madera Rescue Mission, Inc.
  • Marjaree Mason Center
  • Mediator Mentors
  • Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
  • NAMI Fresno
  • Neighborhood Industries
  • New Life For Girls
  • Patch Farms
  • PlayZeum of Central California
  • Porterville Area Coordinating Council
  • Poverello – Naomi’s House
  • Professional Women’s Resource
  • Promesa Behavioral Health
  • ProYouth
  • Rape Counseling Services of Fresno (RCS Fresno)
  • Reading and Beyond
  • Relate for Life, Inc.
  • Right to Life of Central California
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army – Gablecrest
  • The Salvation Army – Rosecrest Guild
  • Saving All Children/Family Healing Center
  • Sisterhood of Survivors
  • Soroptimist International of Los Banos
  • Soroptimist International of Madera
  • Soroptimist International of Visalia
  • St. Francis Homeless Project, Inc.
  • Teen Success, Inc.
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Central California
  • Valley Center for the Blind
  • Valley Performing Arts Council
  • Valley PBS
  • Wayfinder Family Services
  • West Fresno Family Resource Center
  • Wings Advocacy Fresno

2017 Grant Recipients

ABUNDANT LIFE RANCH
ALPHA PREGNANCY HELP CENTER – MOBILE UNIT
ANGELS OF GRACE FOSTER FAMILY AGENCY
THE ART OF LIFE CANCER FOUNDATION
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF FRESNO
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF VISALIA
BACH CHILDREN’S CHOIR
BARBARA SAVILLE SHELTER (KINGS COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION)
BREAK THE BARRIERS
CASA OF FRESNO AND MADERA COUNTIES
CASA OF TULARE COUNTY
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ASIAN PACIFIC WOMEN
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA FAMILY CRISIS CENTER
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES, Inc.
CENTRAL VALLEY VETERANS
CIRCLES FRESNO
CITY WITHOUT ORPHANS
DEAF & HARD OF HEARING SERVICES CENTER, INC
DOORS OF HOPE PREGNANCY CARE CENTER
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
DRESS FOR SUCCESS FRESNO
ELDER ABUSE SERVICES, INC.
EVANGEL HOME
EXCEPTIONAL PARENTS UNLIMITED, INC.
FAMILY SERVICES OF TULARE COUNTY
FEED OUR FUTURE
FOCUS FORWARD
FOOD SECURITY PROJECT – FRESNO STATE 
FRESNO BARRIOS UNIDOS
FRESNO POLICE CHAPLAINCY
FRESNO RESCUE MISSION
FRIENDS OF CAMP EL-O-WIN
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF TULARE/KINGS COUNTIES
HANNAH’S HOUSE – CHAMPIONS RECOVERY ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS, INC
HAPPY TRAILS RIDING ACADEMY
HEALTHY SMILES MOBILE DENTAL FOUNDATION
HINDS HOSPICE
THE LIGHT-HOUSE RECOVERY PROGRAM
THE MADDY INSTITUTE
MADERA COUNTY CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL
MADERA COUNTY FOOD BANK
MADERA RESCUE MISSION
MAKE A DIFFERENCE OUTDOORS
MOLLIE’S HOUSE (FRESH START YOUTH CENTER, INC)
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)
NEW LIFE FOR GIRLS
PAIN: PARENTS & ADDICTS IN NEED
PATCH FARMS
PLANNED PARENTHOOD MAR MONTE
PORTERVILLE AREA COORDINATING COUNCIL (PACC)
POVERLLO – NAOMI’S HOUSE
PROMESA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
RAPE COUNSELING SERVICES OF FRESNO
RELATE FOR LIFE
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES CENTRAL VALLEY
THE SALVATION ARMY – GABELCREST
SISTERHOOD OF SURVIVORS
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF LOS BANOS
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF MADERA
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF VISALIA
FRANCIS HOMELESS PROJECT
STONE SOUP FRESNO
VALLEY CENTER FOR THE BLIND
VALLEY PBS
VISALIA EMERGENCY AID COUNCIL

2016 Grant Recipients

2014 Grant Recipients

  • Alpha Pregnancy Help Center
  • Angels of Grace
  • Camarena Women’s Health Center
  • CASA of Fresno and Madera
  • Central California Family Crisis Center
  • Central California Legal Services
  • Centro La Familia
  • Comprehensive Youth Services of Fresno
  • Elder Abuse Services
  • Evangel Home
  • Exceptional Parents Unlimited
  • Family Services of Tulare County
  • Focus Forward
  • Fresno Rescue Mission
  • Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation
  • Hinds Hospice
  • The Lighthouse Recovery Program, Inc.
  • Marjaree Mason Center
  • Mental Health Systems
  • Naomi’s House
  • New Life for Girls
  • Pregnancy Care Center
  • Resource Center for Survivors
  • Saint Agnes Holy Cross Center for Women
  • The Salvation Army
  • Sisterhood of Survivors
  • Stone Soup Sisters of Hmong Empowerment
  • Valley Crisis Center

2013 Grant Recipients

  • Alpha Pregnancy Help Center
  • Angels of Grace
  • Camarena Women’s Health Center
  • Central California Legal Services
  • Centro La Familia
  • Comprehensive Youth Services
  • Evangel Home
  • Family Services
  • Focus Forward
  • Fresno Barrios Unidos
  • Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation
  • Holy Cross Center for Women
  • League of Mexican American Women
  • The Light-House Recovery Program
  • Marjoree Mason Center
  • Mental Health Systems
  • Naomi’s House
  • New Life for Girls
  • Pregnancy Care Center
  • Rescue Mission / Samaritan Women
  • Sisterhood of Survivors
  • Stone Soup Sisters of Hmong Empowerment
  • Valley Crisis Center

She Makes a Difference!

The Central California Women’s Conference is proud to partner with our major sponsor, PG&E, for the CCWC/PG&E She Makes a Difference Grant.

Overview:

PG&E, in partnership with CCWC, will honor one remarkable woman with the She Makes a Difference Award at the 2022 Central California Women’s Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 20. This award acknowledges how one woman who has made a difference in her life, the lives of her family or lives in the community with her courage, strength and wisdom to make a positive impact.

PG&E and CCWC are proud to acknowledge this remarkable woman by highlighting her exceptional accomplishments. One woman will be selected and a $2,500 grant will be given to the community benefit organization of the winner’s choice. The She Makes a Difference Winner will be recognized in a video at the CCWC keynote luncheon and will be recognized at the CCWC Cool-Down Reception.

Contest Rules & Details
Women may nominate themselves or another woman who they feel deserves this honor. Please click here to complete the nomination form. Entry dates run from June 1 to June 30 at noon. The She Makes a Difference winner will be notified by Aug. 1, and the winner will need to give the name of her selected Community Benefit Organization to CCWC by Aug. 15.

AT&T/CCWC/CCEOC Re-Entry Scholarship

CCWC is also proud to partner with AT&T and the Central California Educational Opportunity Center (CCEOC) for our re-entry scholarship program. CCEOC’s mission is to assist individuals throughout the Valley to re-enroll and finish their college degrees.

Through its partnership with CCWC, AT&T funds scholarships for five Valley re-entry students who are selected by CCEOC based on their need, goals, and promise. Many of these women have been through tremendous trials and tribulations, but have persevered and are continuing their college education.

AT&T also hosts the scholarship recipients at the conference, with the hope that these women will be inspired to continue to pursue their dreams.

In addition, CCEOC hosts a luncheon in the fall honoring the AT&T CCWC CCEOC scholars and their families.

Thank you, AT&T and CCEOC, for making this possible!