For Grantseekers

Due to challenging economic times and the unprecedented needs of the nonprofit community, no Letters of Inquiry will be reviewed until December 2023, allowing the Foundation to be as responsive as possible to our current grantee partners.

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Lesher Foundation.

The Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that are located in or directly benefit the residents of Contra Costa County, California, in support of children and families, education, and arts and culture.

Please visit our Impact Grants and Responsive Grants pages to learn more about each of these areas, and download our Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions.

You can also view our Grant Application Deadlines here.

For our responsive grants, we accept letters of inquiry from eligible organizations that have never received foundation funding.

Click here to begin the application process.

If you have any questions, contact our office at 925-935-9988 or email