Grants Calendar and Registry

Each year, the Foundation launches a number of grant opportunities to fund the worthy work of the Sacramento region's nonprofits. These competitive grantmaking programs supplement the grants directed by our fundholders to our area's nonprofit organizations. 

While we aim to be as accurate as possible in our projected launch dates, please be aware that they are subject to change. To stay abreast of the most current information for each of our granting programs, please register your interest in individual opportunities below. Additionally, please check back occassionally, as more opportunities may be addded.

View open Grant Opportunities




Grant Launch: August 20th 

Grant Close:  September 21st 

Awardees Announced: Week of October 19th 

Buck Education Grant of the Yolo Community Foundation

Grant Launch: August 21st  

Grant Close: September 22nd 

Awardees Announced: Mid-October

Inspire Giving

Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Launch: October 1st 

Letter of Inquiry Close: October 30th 

Awardees Announced: December 2020

Whitney Pinkerton Fund

Grant Launch: October

Awardees Announced: November 

Benson Fund

Grant Launch: October 

Awardees Announced: November

Grants Advisory Board for Youth 

Grant Launch: November 25th 

Grant Close: December 21st 

Awardees Announced: End of January 



If you are interested in learning when we open future granting opportunities, please sign up for our grants registry and indicate which areas are appropriate to your interests. When a granting opportunity is launched in a relevant area, you will receive an invitation to apply.