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 supported transportation to help youth attend an afterschool program they previously could not, another provided legal training and resources for farm workers who became victims of the drought, and another bought 100 beds for formerly homeless families who were given shelter without furniture.
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