Inspire Giving was established in 2009 as a program of the Metro Chamber Foundation and is held as an endowment fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The goal of the program is to cultivate and celebrate civic-minded leadership, volunteerism and philanthropic giving in the Sacramento region.
Inspire Giving's motto is “a little is enough, if enough people do it.” The program celebrates the collective impact of individual contributions. This Request for Letters of Interest (LOIs) is the thirteenth solicitation of Inspire Giving and serves as the avenue for the endowment's award of a monetary contribution (up to $10,000), in-kind services and/or volunteer support.
Please note that the requirements articulated below were developed for a previous round of the grant opportunity. Details for future rounds may differ.
2023 Priority Giving Area: Education and Educational Attainment
This year, Inspire Giving is supporting an organization that advances Community and Education and Educational Attainment through its programming, in alignment with the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Four Point Business Promise to create a more vibrant community.
Competitive applications will contain at least one if not multiple of the following components:
Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Definition
Inspire Giving is committed to advancing Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging (DIEB) no matter the Priority Giving Area. The LOI materials and review process will evaluate how each organization advances DIEB through its programming.
Inspire Giving believes that Sacramento is one of the most diverse cities in our nation, and as a region, we will truly thrive when all our communities have equal access to opportunities to be successful. Achieving this goal requires attention and investment, and Inspire Giving wants to do its part to catalyze that support.
While there are many definitions for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging, the following definitions will be used for purposes of this year’s LOI process:
To be eligible for consideration, submissions must meet the following criteria:
|LOI Launch||September 8, 2022|
|LOI Deadline||September 29, 2022, 5 p.m. Pacific|
|Grant Winner Announced||December 2022|
The only submitted item needed for this grant opportunity is an LOI. Applicants are encouraged to identify their specific need for cash, in-kind services, skilled or unskilled volunteer support, and be as descriptive as possible as to how best to match your organization's needs with resources provided by Inspire Giving.
Completed LOIs are due by September 29 at 5 p.m Pacific. LOIs will only be accepted through the online system. No paper, emailed or late submissions will be accepted.