Grant Opportunities

Overview

Grant Opportunities

A listing of grant opportunities available to Sacramento region nonprofits from corporations, foundations, and other organizations both local and beyond.

Grant opportunities posted recently are listed on top.
Grant opportunities with deadlines are listed by due date and on our calendar.
Grant opportunities without specific deadlines are listed alphabetically by funder name.

Funding opportunity

Sacramento CountyTransient Occupancy Tax Grant Program
Grants for economic development, tourism, arts and culture, sports facilities, parks and community development (Posted 3/21)

The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Grant Program was established by Sacramento County’s Board of Supervisors on February 28, 2017 to support and enhance the cultural life and community image of the County and its residents. The TOT Grant Program finances activities and programs through Sacramento County-based non-profit organizations and local government entities in the areas of economic development, tourism, arts and culture, sports facilities, parks and community development.

Funding opportunity

Sacramento Arts Commission
Cultural Equity Grant Program (3/9)

Calling arts and cultural organizations with budgets under $500,000. The Cultural Equity Grant program is now accepting applications.  The deadline to apply is March 30, 2017. To start your application, go to here.  

Funding opportunity

KaBOOM
Playground and play space projects (Posted 3/22)

Thanks to the generosity of funding partners, KaBOOM! has ongoing grant
opportunities—based on geographic locations where and when KaBOOM!
has funding—for community partners to transform their community spaces!
KaBOOM! encourages potential community partners to apply proactively so that as grant opportunities present themselves, KaBOOM! can quickly be in touch with you to schedule the next steps in the process.

Funding opportunity

Aetna Foundation
Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program (Posted 2/22)

The Aetna Foundation is accepting grant applications to the 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program.

The Foundation seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray. Proposals are invited that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. 

Visit the website for more information and to apply.

Funding opportunity

Best Buy Foundation
Community grants for programs for teens (Posted 3/21)

The Best Buy Foundation will donate Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.  Examples of program activities include:

Funding opportunity

Grey Muzzle Organization
Grants for programs specifically for senior dogs (Posted 3/9)

The Organization provides funding for organizations that have or seek to establish a program specifically for senior dogs. The Organization funds a range of senior dog programs including programs specifically promoting the adoption of senior dogs, Senior to Senior programs, long-term foster care, hospice, programs designed to prevent surrender of senior dogs, and programs focused on prevention of or early intervention in diseases that would otherwise be extremely costly to treat. Applicants must include a plan for sustain the program beyond the Organization’s grant period.

Funding opportunity

United Fresh Start Foundation
Community Grants Program (Posted 3/9)

The United Fresh Start Foundation is now accepting applications for its new Community Grants Program, established to help advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. The Community Grants Program extends the foundation’s work beyond the school day, with the goal to provide children in communities across the country with access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school, on weekends, during summer breaks and in other creative venues.

Funding opportunity

Whitney Pinkerton Fund
Mini-grant program for libraries (Posted 3/9/17)

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a mini-grant program for the region’s public, private, and school (K-12) libraries. The purpose of the Whitney Pinkerton Fund is to award grants of up to $750 for the purpose of adding books to the libraries’ general or special collections. Specifically, funds may be used to purchase works along the following genres:

Funding opportunity

Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Immediate Need Grants (Posted 3/7/17)

This program addresses urgent community needs and time-sensitive opportunities as they arise. The Immediate Need Grants program is one of the ways that the Foundation continues to be responsible and responsive to the changing needs of the region.

Funding opportunity

Sierra Health Foundation and The California Endowment
Leadership Development for Racial Equity

In partnership with The California Endowment and Sierra Health Foundation, The Center will award a total of $100,000 to support advocacy-related capacity building and leadership development activities in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley.

Funding is open to youth-focused organizations led by people of color working to eliminate health disparities, with an interest in increasing their organizational capacity to address issues of racial equity.

Funding opportunity

Blue Shield of California Foundation
Funds Address Healthcare and Domestic Violence Prevention in California (Posted 10/6)

The mission of the Blue Shield of California Foundation is to improve the lives of all Californians by making healthcare accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. The Foundation is committed to supporting the people and programs working on the frontlines of healthcare and domestic violence. The Foundation’s current funding priorities include the following: Care Integration, The Remaining Uninsured, Value-Based Care and Patient Engagement, and Domestic Violence Systems and Survivor Experience.

Funding opportunity

Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children
Support for Oral Healthcare Initiatives for Children (Posted 11/3)

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, an initiative of the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, is committed to improving the quality of pediatric oral health in the United States. Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Grants support dentist-led, community-based initiatives throughout the country that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved children.

Funding opportunity

Massage Therapy Foundation
Community Service grants program (Posted 1/12)

The Foundation’s advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy through support for scientific research, education, and community service. The Foundation’s Community Service grants program is designed to promote working partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations. Grants are awarded to nonprofits that provide massage therapy to people who currently have little or no access to such services.

Funding opportunity

Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund
Learning Communities for School Success (Posted 11/8)

The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund: Learning Communities for School Success program will provide grants to local school districts to implement research-based strategies to improve school climate and to mitigate the school-to-prison pipeline.

Funder Profile

The Safeway Foundation
Grants in Four Priority Areas (Posted 9/19)

The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with these four priority areas:

Funding opportunity

Surdna Foundation
Grants Promote Robust Community Arts and Culture Programs (Posted 10/20)

The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Thriving Cultures program is based on a belief that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. Through the Thriving Cultures program, grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that address one of the following four categories: Teens Artistic Advancement, Artists Engaging in Social Change, Artists and Economic Development, or Community Engaged Design.

Funding opportunity

UNFI Foundation
Programs Advancing Organic Farming Supported (Posted 11/30)

The UNFI Foundation funds nonprofit organizations across the United States that support the development of healthy, organic foods and food practices, and promote the health of our planet. The focus is on organizations that work to increase organic agriculture, provide research and science to develop organic farming practices, protect the biodiversity of our seed supply and the stewardship of genetic resources of organic seed, teach organic farming practices that promote conservation of resources, and foster the next generation of organic farmers.

Funding opportunity

UNFI Foundation
Grants for the development of healthy, organic foods and food practices (Posted 1/12)

The Foundation funds nonprofits across the United States that support the development of healthy, organic foods and food practices, and the health of our planet. The Foundation supports organizations that work to increase organic agriculture; provide research and science to develop organic farming practices; protect the biodiversity of our seed supply and the stewardship of genetic resources of organic seed; teach organic farming practices that promote conservation of resources, and foster the next generation of organic farmers.

Funding opportunity

Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
Social Change Initiatives Funded (Posted 10/6)

The Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock supports programs throughout the United States that foster the growth and development of the denomination and increase the involvement of Unitarian Universalists in social action. The Veatch Program also supports non-denominational nonprofit organizations nationwide that are committed to social change and whose goals reflect the principles of Unitarian Universalism.

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