Welcome! Since the commission was established in 1968, California grape growers have shown support to the communities where they live and work through community outreach.
The community outreach program provides Innovation in Teaching Education Grants to support innovation and learning in classrooms across California’s grape growing regions. Grants will be awarded to elementary, junior high and high school educators for innovative classroom projects in the areas of math, science, agriculture, California history, art and health. The grant application is available here.
Currently, the community outreach program includes two and four-year scholarships. Ag Scholarships are available to students from the Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys who are pursuing four-year degrees in the study of agriculture at a California college or university.
Applications for 2017 agricultural scholarship are available here
Field Worker Scholarships are available to students from the Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys whose parents are employees of grape growers or shippers. Two-year and four-year scholarships are available for students to attend California colleges or universities. All 2016 recipients are listed here.
Applications for 2017 field worker scholarships are available here
California’s table grape growers support teachers and students in the classroom by providing lesson plans for teachers, activities for students, grape history, coloring sheets and printed materials such as stickers, posters and recipe cards.
Additional Community Outreach
Recipe cards, bookmarks and fact sheets are some of the many materials that have been donated to community groups and organizations. Other outreach activities have included Chefs Move to Schools, science fairs, after-school programs, 4-H and health and nutrition projects in schools and senior centers. The community outreach program is one of many ways that California table grape growers like to give back to their communities.
If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to email the commission at email@example.com or call 559.447.8350.