Strengthening Capacity in East Contra Costa County

Our Impact Goal


Given the growing population and shifting demographics in East County, the Foundation will supports strengthening the capacity of mission-aligned nonprofits—individually and collectively—to address the priority issues of their clients and communities, with the aim of alleviating poverty.

Our Impact goal is that East Contra Costa County nonprofit organizations gain more capacity to meet the communities’ changing needs and reduce long-term poverty entrenchment.

Our Grantmaking

 The Lesher Foundation is part of the STRONG Initiative, a multi-funder effort supporting capacity-building in East Contra Costa that, together with the LeaderSpring Initiative, provides capacity building for 20 nonprofits.

 East Contra Costa County Nonprofit Capacity

Examples of our Impact Grants include:

Click below to learn more about our other Impact Grant goals for 2020-2024.

Thriving Children Safety Net Arts Access