Grants Calendar and Registry

Each year, the Foundation launches a number of grant opportunities to fund the worthy work of the Sacramento region's nonprofits. These competitive grantmaking programs supplement the grants directed by our fundholders to our area's nonprofit organizations. 

While we aim to be as accurate as possible in our projected launch dates, please be aware that they are subject to change. To stay abreast of the most current information for each of our granting programs, please register your interest in individual opportunities below. Additionally, please check back occassionally, as more opportunities may be addded.

View open Grant Opportunities


Program Area

Request for Proposal


Capacity Building

Capacity Building Micro Grant Winter & Summer

Strategic Initiative: Transforming the Creative Economy

Creative Economy (arts experiences) Late Summer
  Dennis Mangers Fund for Young Performing Artists (arts education) Late Summer
  Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship (support for individual artists) TBD

Strategic Initiative: Preparing Students to Succeed in the New Economy

Whitney Pinkerton Fund (literacy - schools & libraries)


Strategic Initiative: Expanding Philanthropy & the Social Economy

GABY Grants (youth led projects) Early Fall


Inspire Giving (economic & workforce development)

Late Summer
  Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch (education) Late Summer


If you are interested in learning when we open future granting opportunities, please sign up for our grants registry and indicate which areas are appropriate to your interests. When a granting opportunity is launched in a relevant area, you will receive an invitation to apply.