Grants help nonprofits increase their impact

Recent awards are building capacity at 11 local organizations

The Foundation awarded over $50,000 to 11 area nonprofits during the inaugural round of our Capacity Building Micro Grants program, which seeks to ensure nonprofits have the skills, tools, and resources necessary to make meaningful and sustained impact in the Sacramento region.

“No matter how talented their staff or how dedicated their volunteers, forward-thinking nonprofits have a hard time increasing their impact without pursuing the sort of capacity-building projects these grants are making possible,” said Priscilla Enriquez, our Chief Impact & Strategy Officer.

Girls on the Run is using its grant to develop a fundraising plan and enhance its board engagement.

Among the Capacity Building Micro Grants awarded is one that will improve data-collection systems to better assist women who have survived sexual exploitation, one that will fortify the technological infrastructure of a nonprofit that has experienced significant growth, and another that will fund succession planning to improve a youth development organization’s long-term sustainability.

Selected from 38 proposals submitted to the Foundation, the awardees will use the funds to address a variety of essential organizational needs. Altogether, the Foundation granted $52,725 to support projects at the following organizations:

916 Ink; A Touch of Understanding, Inc.; Blue Line Arts; Bread of Life Center; Community Against Sexual Harm; Destiny Community Services; E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts; Girls on the Run; Parkinson Association of Northern California; Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus; and The Gathering Inn

Nonprofits interested in applying for the next round of the granting program are encouraged to visit the Grants Calendar and Registry to sign up for alerts about the Foundation's grantmaking opportuities. 

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