Castro Valley Arts Programs Receive Grants

Bea Karnes

CASTRO VALLEY — Alameda County has distributed $900,000 to 157 Alameda County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations through its Arts Relief Grant Program, including here in Castro Valley.

The CARES Act-funded grant program was established to help organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The County recognizes that arts and cultural organizations are an essential part of our community and an instrumental aspect of our economic recovery,” said Melissa Wilk, Alameda County Auditor-Controller.

The grants range in size from $3,150 to $15,750. All qualifying applicants received an award. The size of each grant was based on the organization’s operating budget.

Here are the Castro Valley grant recipients, along with nearby communities:

Castro Valley —

  • Castro Valley Arts Foundation, $6,075

  • Jenny Lin Foundation, $6,075

  • Plethos Productions, $6,075

Hayward —

  • Bay Area Creative, $3,150

  • East Bay Youth Orchestra, $3,150

  • Hayward Arts Council, $3,150

  • Northern California Ukulele Festival, $3,150

  • Sun Gallery, $3,150

San Lorenzo —

  • Dandan Performing Arts Center, $6,075

Pleasanton —

  • Alameda County Fair Arts and Cultural Traditions, $15,750

  • Cantabella Childrens Chorus, $3,150

  • Cheza Nami Foundation, $3,150

  • CYT Tri‐Valley, $3,150

  • Museum on Main, $3,150

  • Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, $3,150

Dublin —

  • Dublin Partners in Education, $9,450

  • Radiance, $3,150

Livermore —

  • Cheza Nami Foundation, $3,150 (Also listed under Pleasanton)

  • CYT Tri‐Valley, $3,150 (Also listed under Pleasanton)

  • Livermore Art Association, $3,150

  • Livermore Cultural Arts Council, $3,150

  • Livermore Shakespeare Festival, $3,150

  • Livermore Valley Opera, $3,150

  • Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, $15,750

  • Pacific Chamber Orchestra, $3,150

  • Valley Concert Chorale, $3,150

  • Valley Dance Theatre, $3,150


This article originally appeared on the Castro Valley Patch