Recent Grants

We are proud to support a variety of causes and organizations with our Foundation-directed grantmaking each year, because we know local philanthropy improves the quality of life across the Sacramento region.

Below is a sampling of organizations that have recently received grants from the Foundation. For information about the Foundation's total grantmaking in 2016, please peek through our Community Impact Report.

These grants support arts organizations as they innovate, diversify and build board capacity, and develop new audiences to meet the evolving needs of the area’s communities — the aim of our Strategic Initiative of the same name.

2017

Fine Arts School in the Pines, Latino Center of Arts and Culture, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Sol Collective, and VITA Academy

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2016:

916 Ink, Calidanza Dance Company, Crocker Art Museum, CLARA, Fairytale Town, Pence Gallery Association, and Verge Center for the Arts.

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This Fund supports young performing artists from underserved backgrounds in the Sacramento region, ensuring they enjoy increased access to performing arts education and training. Learn more about the Dennis Mangers Fund for Young Performing Artists grant opportunity, and its origins

2017

Lincoln Theatre Company, Sacramento Mandarins, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Sacramento Theatre Company, and the Barbershop Harmony Society

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2016

California Musical Theatre, Lincoln Theatre Company, Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Youth Symphony, and Sinag-Tala Filipino Theater & Performing Arts Association

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Our Immediate Need Grants address time-sensitive needs or opportunities as they arise in our community.

2017

Round Two Grantees:

American River Parkway Foundation; California Coalition for Youth; Wellspring Women’s Center; River City Food Bank; Iu-Mien Community Services; Community Against Sexual Harm; Developmental Disabilities Organization; Putah Creek Council; and TLCS, Inc.

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Round One Grantees:

Bridge Network; Center for Land-Based Learning; Children’s Choice for Hearing & Talking Sacramento; Foster Youth Education Fund; KidsFirst; Only Kindness Inc.; Powerhouse Ministries; Sacramento Area Congregations Together; Seniors First; and Soil Born Farms

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2016

Round Two Grantees:

Agape Villages Foster Care Agency; El Dorado Community Health Center; Empower Yolo; Opening Doors, Inc.; Reading Partners; Society for the Blind; The Yisrael Family Urban Farm; and WEAVE

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Round One Grantees:

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

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2015

Round Two Grantees:

B Street Theatre; Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento; Children's Choice for Hearing and Talking Center Sacramento; Short Term Emergency Aid Committee; The Gathering Inn; TLCS, Inc.

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Round One Grantees

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.; Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento; Community Against Sexual Harm; Elderly Nutrition Program in Yolo County; Marshall Foundation for Community Health; Roberts Family Development Center; Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center; Sacramento LGBT Community Center; Seniors First, Inc.; Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County; Yolo Family Service Agency

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The endowment created for the Jerrold B. Whitney/Clayton Pinkerton Fund awards grants each year to public and school libraries for the purchase of books. 

2017

Elk Grove Unified School District (C.W. Dillard Elementary School); Friends of the Library of El Dorado County (South Lake Tahoe Branch Library); Kit Carson School; Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange; Parker Whitney Elementary; Schnell Elementary; Union Mine High School Library; Yolo County Library (Arthur F. Turner Community Library); Ethel Phillips Elementary School

The Leff-Davis Fund was created to help support professional artists financially, so that they might have the opportunity to devote their time to creating and developing their work.

2016

Ianna Frisby
Mark Abildgaard
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2015

Benjamin Hunt
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2014

Robert Ortbal
Kurt Edward Fishback
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2013

Bryan Valenzuela
David Lane
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