ACF Youth of Promise Fund


In partnership with the Antioch Community Foundation (ACF), the Probation Department is a proud sponsor of the Youth of Promise Fund.


Supported by the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) funding, the Probation Department’s initial commitment of $100,000 will support local non-profits serving east Contra Costa County communities with a specific focus on preventing youth engagement in the local juvenile justice system as well as support youth who are justice-system involved. These resources are intended to expand the pool of funding for programs and services available to youth and families most in need while also offering organizational support to emerging non-profit organizations serving East Contra Costa communities.


Grant Objective

The grant will target priority program/service areas that support and promote strategies and best practices that effectively prevent or reduce juvenile crime and provide youth and their families with opportunities to achieve, grow, and thrive. This includes:

  • Academic success and tutoring
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership development; civic engagement/social justice
  • Prevention activities; and/or 
  • Youth employment such as internships, or work-ready skills training, etc.


2023 – 2024 Grant Cycle Schedule

Sept. 28, 2023

Grant Information Session – to join the session send your request to [email protected]. The online grant application becomes available

Oct. 26, 2023, 5pm PT

Online grant applications are due

Nov. 10, 2023

Organizations notified of grant funding decisions

Nov. 14, 2023, 5pm PT

Organizations awarded a grant must confirm acceptance and provide any revised documentation to ACF

Nov. 17, 2023

Grant awards mailed 

Aug. 30, 2024

Grant reports are due

*** Please check back on or after Sept. 28 to access the online grant application ***


For more general information about the Youth of Promise Fund, visit ACF’s website here: For questions, please send your inquiry to [email protected] or contact ACF Executive Director, Keith Archuleta at 925-584-5944/ [email protected]



2022 – 2023 Grant Recipients

The Youth of Promise 2022-2023 grant cycle recipients were carefully selected based on their ability to positively impact the lives of East Contra Costa youths at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. ACF and the Contra Costa Probation Department are grateful for their service to the community, and we look forward to partnering with them in the future.


Antioch Rotary Club
King’s Conference (AUSD Young Men of Color)


Biotech Partners 
Antioch High School – BioTech Academy


Bridge Builders to the New Generation
Change the Narrative Program (Antioch High Schools and Middle Schools)


Counseling Options and Parent Education Support Center (C.O.P.E.)
Youth Empowerment Program (mental wellness – East Contra Costa students)


Diablo Ballet
Peek Program (movement therapy – incarcerated youth in East Contra Costa)


Family Justice Center
Youth Community Fellows (leadership development – East Contra Costa youth)


Love Never Fails
Mentors for Positive Change Program (East Contra Costa youth)


Mindful Life Project
Rise Up Program (trauma-informed wellness support – Antioch youth)


Newberry’s Block
Sports Program (East Contra Costa low-income youth)


People Who Care Children Association
Clinical Success Program (East Contra Costa at-risk youth)


RCF Connects
Mobility LABs- Antioch High School Computer Lab


RR Transitional Housing
Learning Center (East Contra Costa low-income youth)


Village Community Resource Center
TK-6th Grade After School Academy (East Contra Costa low-income youth)


Village Keepers, Inc.
Rites of Passage Life Skills Training Program (East Contra Costa youth)