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FINDING OUR VOICES

A First Amendment Initiative for California’s Central Valley

Supporting the First Amendment, the cornerstone of our democracy, has been core to the Central Valley Foundation (CVF) since its start in 1994. With a specific focus on the freedoms of speech, expression and press, CVF has awarded annual grants to organizations dedicated to this work. While such grants are important, current research indicates Americans’ belief in First Amendment rights is waning – and the voices of many are going unheard.

Based on the planning process, CVF expects to fund community collaborations aimed at promoting the First Amendment and public involvement.