First Amendment Grants
Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment, UC Davis School of Law
This lecture program and an undergraduate seminar course were created to promote discussion and understanding of First Amendment issues. The lecture program, which is held annually, brings nationally-recognized scholars to the Central Valley to address a range of topics such as “The First Amendment in the Age of Information Overload.”
First Amendment Coalition*
Since CVF’s inception, the foundation has provided annual operating support to this award-winning, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, open government and public participation in civic affairs.
George F. Gruner Awards for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism
CVF’s grants help support this program which recognizes Central Valley journalists for in-depth reporting on public service topics that can range from water contamination to teen pregnancy to an examination of special districts.
James B. McClatchy Professorship, Stanford Law School
In 2008, CVF helped establish this endowed professorship which focuses on First Amendment issues in memory of the late James B. McClatchy.