Inspire Giving was established in 2009 as a program of the Metro Chamber Foundation and is held as an endowment fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The goal of the program is to cultivate and celebrate civic-minded leadership, volunteerism and philanthropic giving in the Sacramento region.
Inspire Giving's motto is “a little is enough, if enough people do it.” The program celebrates the collective impact of individual contributions. This Request for LOI’s is the eighth solicitation of Inspire Giving and serves as the avenue for the endowment’s eighth award of monetary contributions (up to $10,000), in-kind services and/or volunteer support.
Please note that the requirements articulated below were developed for a previous round of the grant opportunity. Details for future rounds may differ.
This year, Inspire Giving will focus its grantmaking on the following priority area:
Economic and workforce development
Includes but is not limited to:
Builds the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that are needed by individuals in the workforce
Education and training programs designed to enhance the skills of people to gain or maintain socioeconomic status
Improves the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes
Job training, skills enhancement, financial literacy, job placement assistance, workforce re-entry
To be eligible for consideration, submissions must meet the following criteria:
|LOI Launch||September 12, 2017|
|LOIs Due||October 5, 2017 5:00 p.m.|
|Semi-Finalists Invited to Submit Video||October 26, 2017|
|Videos Due||November 16, 2017|
|Meet the Finalists Social Event||November 30, 2017|
|Member Voting Closes||January 5, 2018|
|Grant Announcement at the Metro Chamber Annual Dinner||January 26, 2018|
Applicants are encouraged to identify their specific need for cash, in-kind services, skilled or unskilled volunteer support, and be as descriptive as possible as to how best to match your organization needs with resources provided by Inspire Giving. For information on the application process, eligibility and to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI), please click the link below and fill out the online form.
Completed LOIs are due by October 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. LOIs will only be accepted through the online system. No paper, emailed or late submissions will be accepted.
For questions regarding eligibility requirements and criteria, please contact Andrea Ellinghouse, Metro Chamber Foundation Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the online submission process, please contact Amy Eubank, Senior Program Associate at the Foundation, at email@example.com.