The San Francisco Foundation's Koshland Program has pledged to invest $300,000 in Bay Point over a five-year period.

Over the next couple months, up to 12 local leaders will be selected to participate in a six-month leadership training program to become Koshland Fellows, who will help residents develop a project to improve life and promote civic unity in Bay Point. Financial support will be provided to a community-based group to help carry out the project over the five-year period.

San Francisco Foundation provides grant funding to various nonprofits throughout San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda and Marin counties. Every year, a low-income, diverse community within the region is selected by the Koshland Committee to become a Koshland neighborhood.

"This not only singles out Bay Point as a community of great potential and on the verge of change, but Koshland helps develop local leaders so that change will be sustainable," Supervisor Federal Glover, whose district includes unincorporated Bay Point, said in a statement.

In January, Koshland Committee members met with Bay Point community leaders, who were informed of the selection last week.

Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.



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