Stockton Children’s Fund

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Program Overview

THE STOCKTON CHILDREN’S FUND—established by Brandin Cooks, wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams, and his wife Briannon—is pleased to invite Stockton-based, eligible organizations to submit grant applications for funding. Grants are available to help mitigate the disruptive impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic experienced by children and youth in the City of Stockton. The Fund’s immediate focus will be to help mitigate the disruptive effects caused by food insecurity, lack of available childcare, and school closures.

The Fund has made available $50,000 in grant funding. As further donations are received, additional grant funding may be made available. The maximum grant amount an applicant may request under this program is $5,000, although applicants may request less than the maximum amount.

Eligible organizations are invited to propose programs that directly serve residents of the City of Stockton, and align with one of the following areas:

1. Food security

to buy healthy, shelf-stable items for food boxes and other meals to feed families whose children are missing school meals/ those children who rely on school lunch programs and other nutrition assistance programs, while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

2. Childcare for families of essential workers:

to provide adequate food supplies for the increase in number of children impacting childcare service providers for essential workers; and/ or to provide baby formula, masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soaps, swabs, toilet paper, and other essential supplies to protect our family childcare homes/ sites.

3. Education:

to provide support for families and students to meet critical educational needs and academic instruction during the extended closure of Stockton’s K-12 schools through the use of technology or other distance-learning means that reduce the spread of COVID-19, and in partnerships with school districts.

The Community Foundation of San Joaquin will accept grant applications from the following organizations:

  • Nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, classified as a public charity, not as a “private foundation” under section for 509(a), are designated a 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) organization, and
  • Lincoln Unified School District and Stockton Unified School District.

Nonprofit organizations must have a primary office based in the City of Stockton in order to be eligible to apply for grant funding. Proposed programs must directly benefit people living in the City of Stockton. School Districts should first contact Louis Ponick at the Community Foundation of San Joaquin at, before submitting a grant application.


Grant applications must be submitted online through our grant portal. Grant applications will be considered for funding on a rolling basis.


Grant applications will be reviewed on an expedited basis. Funding will be made available within 10 days of notification of grant award approval.