Antioch Community Foundation launches fundraising campaign, funds 30 local non-profits

The Antioch Community Foundation (ACF) has launched a Friends and Champions donor campaign to raise $25,000 to help build the sustainability of the ACF and increase the funds available to support local, nonprofit community initiatives.

To support the campaign, Executive Director Keith Archuleta and his wife, Iris, have made a Legacy level donation of $5,000. They are now looking for 10 people from the Antioch community to double that amount by donating $1,000 each as Champion level donors and 100 people to donate $100 each as Friend level donors.

this year alone the Antioch Community Foundation is funding over 30 non-profits that serve our community. Some examples are:

  • The Antioch Senior Center
  • Antioch Historical Museum and Sports Legends
  • Antioch Unified MLK Art and Essay Contest Scholarships
  • Family Justice Center
  • Renaissance Entrepreneur Center
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Opportunity Junction
  • Cancer Support Center
  • Love Never Fails
  • Kiwanis of the Delta-Antioch
  • Antioch Rotary

Donation checks should be made out to the Antioch Community Foundation and mailed to: Antioch Community Foundation, Attn: Keith Archuleta, Executive Director, 4464 Lone Tree Way, Suite 603, Antioch, CA 94531. Any amount would be appreciated.

About ACF

The Antioch Community Foundation (ACF) is an independent 501c3 organization not a city agency, created in 2014 through an investment by NRG.

In 2018, Keith Archuleta, President/CEO of Emerald HPC International, was contracted to serve as executive director, tasked by the board of directors to build an infrastructure, transparent grant cycle, and long-term vision for ACF growth and sustainability. The first thing Keith did was to bring together residents and community leaders to identify local needs and priorities and craft a vision of community caring and support.

The ACF has now become a catalyst for positive community transformation and sustainability, increasing the capacity of the local nonprofit sector to better serve residents and foster equity and inclusion; identifying and sustaining programs and projects that enhance the overall quality of life; providing support and guidance to local donors to match resources with the most critical challenges; and facilitating a culture of philanthropy that unites people and institutions and seeks to produce significant, measurable, and lasting results.

Over the last three years, the ACF has made steady progress in building the trust and confidence of local donors, service providers, and the community.  Through the recent social justice and health challenges, the ACF has provided grants to support local community and cultural events; community impact initiatives that promote equity; youth leadership development; and scholarships so youth, seniors, and low-income families have greater access to outdoor recreation activities.

When Covid hit, the ACF responded quickly, convening a summit of nonprofit community leaders to assess needs, share information and resources, and provide emergency funds to get organizations supplies and protection needed to continue direct services to clients.

In 2020-21, ACF grants have helped the local nonprofit sector leverage over six million dollars in additional funding for Antioch programs and activities, such as: the Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Essay Contest scholarships, the Empowering Women Breakfast, the repair of an outdoor recreation area for seniors, trauma-informed activities in 6 elementary schools, workforce training graduation programs, the Black History Exhibit, a Pride event, food pantry and healthy meals for seniors and families, Friday Night Live business webinars, small business classes and community-based marketplaces, health and wellness services for cancer patients, advocacy for seniors, a human trafficking awareness campaign, a homeless services and shower program, a high school Poetry Slam, tutoring software, and the Cesar Chavez Exhibit.

Under Keith’s leadership, the ACF has helped launch and build the Family Economic Opportunity Network, the Faith Service Network, and Antioch ACT (All Children Thrive) by engaging faith organizations, community leaders, residents, nonprofits, and foundation partners. These grassroots efforts promote inclusion, access, and empowerment of youth, seniors, and families. Kindness, compassion and cooperation are the hallmark of this work, and sustainability and service are at the core of the economic and social eco-systems the ACF is helping to create.

Board of Directors

Sean Wright, Chair; Brad Helfenberger, Treasurer; Solomon Belette, Secretary; Susan Hurl; Nancy Kaiser; Eric Lueze; Louie Rocha, Max Shoka and Keith Archuleta, Executive Director

For questions regarding the Antioch Community Foundation or the application and award process, please contact Keith at 925-584-5944 or at


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