New Recipients of Immediate Need Grants Announced

The Foundation has awarded $74,000 to support community projects at nine local nonprofits 

This week, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation granted over $74,000 to nine local nonprofit organizations to support critical and time-sensitive community needs region-wide.

“The Foundation is committed to remaining responsive to urgent needs in our region. These nine grants address funding gaps that would have greatly hindered services at a number of local nonprofits and support the development of a handful of vital projects that meet essential needs in our community, too,” said Jeannie Howell, the Foundation’s Community Impact Officer.

The nine recipient organizations were selected from 73 proposals submitted to the Foundation’s highly competitive Immediate Need Grants program, which is designed to respond flexibly to pressing needs throughout the Sacramento region, supplementing the Foundation’s donor-advised granting and its sustained grantmaking aligned with its four Strategic Initiatives.

Women's Empowerment's helped change Jessica's life, and the lives of her children.

Women's Empowerment will use its Immediate Need Grant to offer parenting classes for women who are experiencing homelessness.

The nonprofit awardees serve a range of sectors—including health, human services, and youth and seniors—and will use the funds to meet a variety of community needs in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, and El Dorado counties.

Among the Immediate Need Grants awarded is one that will replace a leaking roof at an emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors, another that will educate area high schools students on the uses and risks of opioids, and another that will ensure local Hmong seniors have access to resources in a safe and supportive environment after the organization serving their community closed recently. Altogether, the Foundation granted $74,069 across the four-county region at the following organizations:

3Point0; Asian Resources, Inc.; Atkinson Family Services; Bridge Network; Harm Reduction Services, Inc.; My Sister’s House; Saint John’s Program for Real Change; Women’s Empowerment

These organizations join the 17 nonprofits that were awarded grants from the program during its inaugural year in 2015. Combined with those awards, the Foundation has granted over $290,000 to address pressing community needs quickly and flexibly through the Immediate Need Grants program.

As with all of its efforts, the Immediate Need Grants program furthers the Foundation’s work to foster a thriving community exemplified by opportunities for all to live in a vibrant economy, benefit from a strong nonprofit sector, live with a sense of dignity, and flourish through the strength of regional diversity.