Recent Grants

We are proud to support a variety of causes and organizations with our Foundation-directed grantmaking each year, because we know community-driven philanthropy improves the quality of life across the Sacramento region.

Below is a sampling of organizations that have recently received grants from the Foundation's competitive opportunities.

To date, grants from the Sacramento Region Disaster Relief Fund total over $840,500 to 118 organizations that provide vital services within our community – including emergency assistance, food security, healthcare, and childcare services – and organizations that face severe operational challenges and non-recoverable expenses as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The recipient organizations are: 3 Point 0 | Studio T; 3Strands Global Foundation; 916 Ink; Agape Villages Foster Family Agency; Advance Peace; ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter; American Red Cross; American River Conservancy; Anti-Recidivism Coalition; ACC Senior Services; Assistance League of Sacramento; Auburn Interfaith Food Closet, Inc.; Behavioral Educational Assessment Services; Boys & Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope; Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento; Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe; Breakthrough Sacramento; Bridge Network; Broad Room Creative Collective; Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies; CASA El Dorado; Calidanza Dance Company; Cal Aggie Christian Association; California Alliance of Caregivers; California Health Collaborative; Celebration Arts; Children's Choice for Hearing and Talking Sacramento (CCHAT); Children's Law Center of California; City Year Sacramento; College Track; CommuniCare Health Centers; Community Against Sexual Harm; Community Foundation of Orangevale and Fair Oaks; Compassion Planet; Davis Community Meals and Housing; Downtown Streets Team; E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts; Elk Grove Food Bank Services; Focus on Family Foundation; Food Literacy Center; Foster Youth Education Fund; Future Foundation of Sacramento; Friends of the Arts Commission; Gender Health Center; Granite Wellness Centers; Greater Sacramento Urban League; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento; Improve Your Tomorrow; Juma Ventures; Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance; La Familia Counseling Center; Latino Center of Art and Culture; The Library Of MusicLandria; Life Matters, Inc.; Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center; Love With No Agenda Inc.; Meals on Wheels Yolo County; Mercer Clinic for the Pets of the Homeless; My Mother's Voice; My Sister's House; NAMI Sacramento; Neighborhood Wellness Foundation; New Morning Youth & Family Services; Opening Doors Inc.; Acres of Hope; Placer Food Bank; PRIDE Industries; Progress House Inc.; Project Access, Inc.; Project GO, Inc.; REDA; ReIMAGINE Mack Road Foundation; Resources for Independent Living Inc; RISE Incorporated; River City Food Bank; Roberts Family Development Center; Sacramento ACT; Sacramento Ballet; Sacramento Children's Chorus; Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services; Sacramento Helping Hands Foundation; Sacramento LGBT Community Center; Sacramento Loaves & Fishes; Sacramento Native American Health Center; Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera; Sacramento SPCA; Sacramento Zoological Society; Saint John's Program for Real Change; Seniors First; Shores of Hope; Short Term Emergency Aid Committee; Sierra College Foundation; Sierra Community House; Single Mom Strong; Society for the Blind; Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Projects; St. Vincent de Paul Sacramento Diocesan Council; Stanford Youth Solutions; Starting Point for Refugee Children; Street Soccer USA; Sunburst Projects; The Gardens Family Care Community Center, Inc; The Salvation Army Del Oro Division; Twin Lakes Food Bank; Upper Room Dining Hall; Verge Center for the Arts; Veterans Resource Centers of America; Volunteers of America-Northern CA and NV; WEAVE; Welcome Home Midwifery Services, Inc.; WellSpace Health; Wellspring Women's Center; Wind Youth Services; Woodland Volunteer Bureau Food Closet; Women's Empowerment; YMCA of Superior California; Yolo Hospice; and Youth Development Network.

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Learn more about the Foundation's coronavirus response efforts

This Fund supports young performing artists from underserved backgrounds in the Sacramento region, ensuring they enjoy increased access to performing arts education and training. Learn more about the Dennis Mangers Fund for Young Performing Artists grant opportunity, and its origins.

2020

E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts; Sacramento Theatre Company; University Enterprises, Inc. (on behalf of California State University, Sacramento); Teatro Nagual; and The Freedom Bound Center DBA Sol Collective Arts and Cultural Center

 

2019

Department of Sound, Focus on Family Foundation, Sacramento State Performing Arts Collective, Sacramento Master SingersSacramento Theatre Company, and Studio T Urban Dance Academy

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2017

Lincoln Theatre Company, Sacramento Mandarins, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Sacramento Theatre Company, and the Barbershop Harmony Society

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2016

California Musical Theatre, Lincoln Theatre Company, Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Youth Symphony, and Sinag-Tala Filipino Theater & Performing Arts Association

These grants support arts organizations as they innovate, diversify and build board capacity, and develop new audiences to meet the evolving needs of the area’s communities — the aim of our Strategic Initiative of the same name.

2018

E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts, Latino Center of Art and Culture, Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus

Learn more about these grants, awarded as Creative Collaborations grants

2017

Fine Arts School in the Pines, Latino Center of Arts and Culture, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Sol Collective, and VITA Academy

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2016:

916 Ink, Calidanza Dance Company, Crocker Art Museum, CLARA, Fairytale Town, Pence Gallery Association, and Verge Center for the Arts.

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In 2018, we launched the Capacity Building Micro Grants opportunity to ensure local nonprofits have the resources necessary to sustainably serve their essential missions. This granting program evolved from our Immediate Need Grants opportunity, the grantees of which are listed under that heading below.

2018

Round One Grantees:

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

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IMMEDIATE NEED GRANTS

The grantees of the first iteration of our Immediate Need Grants program, which broadly addressed time-sensitive needs or opportunities as they arose in our community, are listed below.

2017

Round Three Grantees:

California FFA Foundation; Californai Rural Legal Assistance Foundation; Celebration Arts; Center for Fathers and Families; LifeSTEPS

Round Two Grantees:

American River Parkway Foundation; California Coalition for Youth; Wellspring Women’s Center; River City Food Bank; Iu-Mien Community Services; Community Against Sexual Harm; Developmental Disabilities Organization; Putah Creek Council; and TLCS, Inc.

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Round One Grantees:

Bridge Network; Center for Land-Based Learning; Children’s Choice for Hearing & Talking Sacramento; Foster Youth Education Fund; KidsFirst; Only Kindness Inc.; Powerhouse Ministries; Sacramento Area Congregations Together; Seniors First; and Soil Born Farms

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2016

Round Two Grantees:

Agape Villages Foster Care Agency; El Dorado Community Health Center; Empower Yolo; Opening Doors, Inc.; Reading Partners; Society for the Blind; The Yisrael Family Urban Farm; and WEAVE

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Round One Grantees:

3Point0; Asian Resources, Inc.; Atkinson Family Services; Bridge Network; Harm Reduction Services, Inc.; My Sister’s House; Saint John’s Program for Real Change; Women’s Empowerment

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2015

Round Two Grantees:

B Street Theatre; Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento; Children's Choice for Hearing and Talking Center Sacramento; Short Term Emergency Aid Committee; The Gathering Inn; TLCS, Inc.

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Round One Grantees

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.; Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento; Community Against Sexual Harm; Elderly Nutrition Program in Yolo County; Marshall Foundation for Community Health; Roberts Family Development Center; Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center; Sacramento LGBT Community Center; Seniors First, Inc.; Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County; Yolo Family Service Agency

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The endowment created for the Jerrold B. Whitney/Clayton Pinkerton Fund awards grants each year to public and school libraries for the purchase of books. 

2019

Capay Atelier; Cordova High School; Isador Cohen Elementary School; Mather Heights Elementary School; Peter J. Shields Elementary School; Schnell Elementary; Sacramento City Unified School District Fern Bacon Middle School Library; and Sacramento City Unified School DIstrict - Ethel Phillips Elementary

 

2018

Friends of the North Sacramento/Hagginwood Library; South Tahoe Middle School; The GreenHouse

2017

Elk Grove Unified School District (C.W. Dillard Elementary School); Friends of the Library of El Dorado County (South Lake Tahoe Branch Library); Kit Carson School; Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange; Parker Whitney Elementary; Schnell Elementary; Union Mine High School Library; Yolo County Library (Arthur F. Turner Community Library); Ethel Phillips Elementary School


 

MAKING AN IMPACT TOGETHER

Because of our fundholders' support, the Foundation has made strategic investments in the nonprofits that serve the Sacramento region.

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