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.
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.
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.