We are proud to support a variety of causes and organizations with our Foundation-directed grantmaking each year, because we know local philanthropy improves the quality of life across the Sacramento region.
Below is a sampling of organizations that have recently received grants from the Foundation.
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.
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
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.
California FFA Foundation; Californai Rural Legal Assistance Foundation; Celebration Arts; Center for Fathers and Families; LifeSTEPS
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Fine Arts School in the Pines, Latino Center of Arts and Culture, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Sol Collective, and VITA Academy
916 Ink, Calidanza Dance Company, Crocker Art Museum, CLARA, Fairytale Town, Pence Gallery Association, and Verge Center for the Arts.
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
Lincoln Theatre Company, Sacramento Mandarins, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Sacramento Theatre Company, and the Barbershop Harmony Society
California Musical Theatre, Lincoln Theatre Company, Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Youth Symphony, and Sinag-Tala Filipino Theater & Performing Arts Association
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.
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
The Leff-Davis Fund was created to help support professional artists financially, so that they might have the opportunity to devote their time to creating and developing their work.
Because of our fundholders' support, the Foundation has made strategic investments in the nonprofits that serve the Sacramento region.