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 ninth solicitation of Inspire Giving and serves as the avenue for the endowment’s ninth 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 is looking to support organizations that bring diverse people together to foster improvements in livability and to create a stronger sense of community. They have selected Arts Engagement as the priority giving area for 2019 in alignment with the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Four Point Business Promise to create a more Vibrant Community. Arts Engagement proposals can be temporary or permanent in nature and should celebrate and inspire.
Proposals could include but are not limited to:
Proposals should be specific in description and identify 2-3 potential locations for activation.
Activations can be temporary or permanent.
This grant is for new initiatives only. Please note that this is not limited to visual arts. It is open to all arts and creative initiatives.
To be eligible for consideration, submissions must meet the following criteria:
|LOI Launch||December 3, 2018|
|LOIs Due||December 21, 2018 5:00 p.m.|
|Member Voting Opens||January 15, 2019|
|Member Voting Closes||January 29, 2019|
|Grant Winner Announced||February 1, 2019|
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. Videos submitted should be able to be viewed on their own and provide a clear message. The videos will be circulated to Inspire Giving members prior to voting. 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 December 21st 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 Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the online submission process, please contact us.