Garden Grove

Festival Assn. is accepting grants requests

THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Association gave grants and donations of over $100,000 to community and civic organizations (File photo/Mark Samala).

The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association is accepting requests for grants/donations from non-profit organizations that serve the citizens of Garden Grove.  Requests must be submitted no later than Dec. 31, 2019 to be considered for donations.  More than $100,000 will be donated.  All letters must be submitted on the non-profit organization’s letterhead and include the non-profit identification number, amount of the request and the purpose for funding.  Requests may also be emailed to

Donations are limited to improvements, new equipment, repairs or maintenance of existing capital assets. Funds are not given to organizations which award charitable cash grants.  Donations to approved organizations will be reimbursed the amount rewarded when paid invoices are submitted after completion of purchases or capital improvements.

Other selection criteria considered include organizations which:

  • Put majority of its time and finances toward the betterment of the community.
  • Have sound track record of fiscal responsibility, or for new groups, plans to achieve financial soundness.
  • Demonstrate stability and consistency in attaining goals and fulfilling its purpose.
  • Demonstrate a specific need.
  • Provide services regardless of race, creed, gender, or age.

Requests can be mailed to the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association, P.O. Box 2287, Garden Grove, CA 92842; Attention: Donations Committee.   “Each year it is our goal to give back to the community by donating to non-profit organizations that provide services for children, seniors, youth, community and the arts,” said Board President Dawn Miller, “and we strive to do so in a fair and equitable manner to all eligible organizations.”  She also noted that priority may be given to Garden Grove-based organizations.


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