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 LOI’s is the tweltfh 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.
2022 Priority Giving Area: Community and Economic Development and Affordable Housing
This year, Inspire Giving is supporting an organization that advances Community and Economic Development and Affordable Housing through their 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 (PGA). The LOI materials and review process will evaluate how each organization advances DIEB through their 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 their 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:
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The only submitted item needed for this grant opportunity is a Letter of Interest (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 needs with resources provided by Inspire Giving.
Completed LOIs are due by October 8th at 5:00 p.m. LOIs will only be accepted through the online system. No paper, emailed or late submissions will be accepted.
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For questions regarding the online submission process, please contact us.