Supporting vital community needs as they arise
Our Immediate Need Grants program allows the Foundation to be nimble in responding to time-sensitive needs throughout the Sacramento region, supplementing the grantmaking that is directed by our donors and the grants that we direct to support our four Strategic Initiatives.
Three of our recent Immediate Need Grants illustrate the importance of providing swift and timely responses to community needs: one expanded the local services available to victims of sexual exploitation, another repaired a popular American River Parkway trail that was badly damaged during winter storms, and another provided 2,000 meals to seniors at risk of malnutrition or isolation.
A 2016 Immediate Need Grant helped Empower Yolo provide connected health resources and education to Yolo County’s low-income population.
Since 2015, the highly competitive program received over 350 proposals and awarded more than $540,000 to local nonprofit organizations serving a range of sectors—including health, homelessness and human services, and the environment—in our four-county region.
Foundation has awarded more than $540,000 through granting program since 2015
A grant from the Foundation allowed Opening Doors, Inc. to increase the services they offer to the refugee families they resettle in Sacramento County.
In 2015, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center was surprised when a time-sensitive opportunity arose: the chance to purchase a mobile health unit. Receiving one of our first Immediate Need Grants allowed the Center to purchase the unit.
$102,000 will help 12 nonprofits meet urgent community needs