District 4, Ron Roberts

Supervisor Ron Roberts has supported almost 450 different organizations with Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants during the past 16 years. He says Boys & Girls Clubs had a big impact on his life at an early age, and he’s supported several of the clubs with a total of $1.2 million.


Top recipients of Roberts’ grants are organizations focused on physical activity, such as the George E. Barnes Youth Tennis Center and the Hickman Youth Athletic Association.

Ron Roberts Top 10 NRP

An organization that has received multiple grants from Roberts is Mama’s Kitchen, which he commended for its assistance to individuals with HIV/AIDS when few government and nonprofit services were available to them.

Ron Roberts' most frequent NRP

There is no apparent relationship between the number of organizations Roberts gives grants to and election years. In fiscal year 2013-2014, his most recent election cycle, Roberts gave to the fewest organizations since 1998-1999, the program’s first year.

Ron Roberts number of orgs

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6 replies on “Who benefits from Supervisor grants?”

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  2. If you search the database that goes with the story — turns out it’s almost all Ron Roberts, 15 years in a row. Also, Bill Horn gave a 100k grant in 2009/2010.

  3. I don’t think it is fair to call Pro Kids a golf academy, although that is the name. It is a youth services organization in City Heights, and it does a great job. I’ve spent a lot of time there, and I think it is a great use of these funds.

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