Central Valley Civic Leadership Award

The Central Valley Civic Leadership Award honors exemplary leadership in fostering immigrant, migrant, and refugee civic engagement.

Starting in 2004, this annual award will honor an immigrant, migrant, or refugee in California’s Central Valley who has displayed exemplary leadership in fostering civic involvement among newcomers in the Valley.

One $50,000 bequest, made possible by the Council on Foundations’ 2001 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking to Craig McGarvey for his work with Central Valley immigrant communities, and a matching grant of $50,000 from The James Irvine Foundation, provides $2,500 annually as a cash award to the winner and for the administration of the program.

For more information
Contact Amagda Perez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 446-7904.

Join us in supporting the vision.
If you are interested in contributing to the endowment of the Civic Leadership Award, contact Mark Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (916) 638-1733.

A project of the Central Valley Partnership for Citizenship—engaging immigrants, migrants, and refugees in the civic life of California’s Central Valley

Our History

Since 1996, CVP partners have launched campaigns and implemented programs to assist migrants, immigrants, and refugees organizing to claim their rightful place in the civic, cultural, and economic life of the Valley. The CVP supports Valley communities working together to achieve social and institutional change - change that provides the opportunity for all who reside in the Valley to live in dignity and good health, participate fully in decisions that affect their lives, and assume the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in its broadest sense.

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