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

March for Science Sacramento
Science Equity and Empowerment Community Grant (Posted 8/17)

The March for Science Sacramento is excited to announce that we are seeking small funding proposals from community-based organizations working on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related, community-led initiatives, which include directly strategizing with and serving communities of color, undocumented/DACAmented/documented immigrant communities, women and gender non-binary individuals from underserved communities, LGBTQIA, people who are disabled/differently able, people who are cash-poor, people facing housing insecurity, and/or people who are formerly incarcerated.

Funding opportunity

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants
Domestic Violence Shelters Creating Pet Housing Funded (Posted 8/17)

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable domestic violence shelters to create spaces to co-shelter survivors and their pets. Grants are intended to bridge a critical gap in funding to help the pet housing project to begin. (Sheltering Animals and Families Together provides a start-up manual for projects.) Grants of up to $6,000 are offered throughout the United States and may be used to pay for building materials and supplies to create co-sheltering for pets at a domestic violence shelter.

Funding opportunity

Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Support for Community-Led Programs Addressing Poverty (Posted 8/3)

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), established by the Catholic bishops of the United States, is committed to supporting organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities. CCHD’s grant programs include the following: Community Development Grants support nonprofit organizations that nurture the participation of people living in poverty to change structures and policies that affect their lives.

Funding opportunity

The Greater Sum 
Grants for support services including mentoring, advice from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), professional development, and networking

The Greater Sum provides grants in the range of $10-25k along with support services including mentoring, advice from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), professional development, and networking opportunities.  We are currently recruiting our first cohort of nonprofit grant recipients.

Your organization may be a good fit for Greater Sum services and funding if you:

Are a 501(c)(3) organization

Take an innovative approach to solving a significant problem in one of our focus areas: community building, education, environment, or health.

Funding opportunity

Nordstrom Corporate Giving Program
Youth Services in Company Communities Supported (Posted 7/13)

The Nordstrom Corporate Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities where company stores are located, including locations in the U.S. and Canada. The focus is on programs and organizations that care for kids and empower youth. Support is also provided for other efforts that will have a significant impact on company communities. Grants are provided to support programs and services that are not readily available elsewhere. Online applications must be submitted by October 1, 2017.

Funding opportunity

BBVA Compass Foundation
Grants Enhance Company Communities (Posted 7/12)

The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. The Foundation gives priority to requests that best reflect the following focus areas: community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Online applications are due September 29, 2017.

Funding opportunity

California Humanities
Humanities for All Quick Grants (Posted 7/12)

Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) will be awarded three times a year for small-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation.

Funding opportunity

Patagonia Environmental Grants Program
Grassroots Environmental Efforts in the U.S. and Canada Funded (Posted 3/29)

The Patagonia Environmental Grants Program provides support to small, grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas that are working on multi-pronged campaigns to protect the environment. Patagonia funds activist groups that are dedicated to protecting local habitats in the United States and Canada, as well as in targeted countries around the world.

Funding opportunity

Anthem Foundation
Funds for Health Programs in Company Communities (Posted 6/22)

The Anthem Foundation is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families in the communities in the 25 states that Anthem serves. The Foundation believes that targeting preventable health concerns by making strategic charitable choices will help create a healthier generation of Americans. The Foundation’s grantmaking focus is on initiatives that positively affect the conditions addressed in its Healthy Generations program: heart health, cancer prevention, prenatal care, diabetes prevention and management, and healthy active lifestyles.

Funding opportunity

Unitarian Universalist Association: Fund for a Just Society
Support for Community Organizing for Social Change (Posted 6/22)

The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that address issues of social and economic justice. The Fund supports organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society and to mobilize with those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. Priority is given to active, specific campaigns to create change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect their lives.

Funding opportunity

Arcus Foundation: U.S. Social Justice Program
Organizations Advancing Justice for LGBT People Supported (Posted 6/15)

The Arcus Foundation is dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. The Foundation’s U.S. Social Justice Program focuses on advancing social justice for LGBT people in the United States, with a significant focus on LGBT youth and communities of color.

Funding opportunity

BoatU.S. Foundation: Grassroots Grants Program
Boating Safety Programs Funded (Posted 6/1)

The goal of the BoatU.S. Foundation is to be a leader in boating safety and environmental education and outreach, with the purpose of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of the nation’s waterways, and keeping boating a safe, accessible, and enjoyable pastime. The Foundation’s Grassroots Grants Program supports local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations, as well as boating clubs and student groups, that develop innovative projects to promote safe and clean boating on local waterways.

Funding opportunity

Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Youth Softball and Baseball Programs Supported (Posted 5/4)

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, is dedicated to promoting the growth of youth baseball and softball in the United States and throughout the world by funding programs that encourage youth participation in the game. Grants may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Grants average around $40,000.

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

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

KIND Foundation
Grants for improving communities and helping people in need (Posted 4/6)

Through the KIND Causes program, the Foundation supports individuals and organizations in the U.S. and Canada who are dedicated to improving their communities and helping people in need.

Each month, individuals vote for the idea(s) that inspire them most. At the end of the month, the cause with the highest number of votes receives $10,000 in funding to help bring their idea to life.

Funding opportunity

PRO-KID
Grants to improve school climate (Posted 4/13)

A new grant program, administered by the State Department of Education, is now available to local school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to implement research-based strategies to improve school climate and mitigate the school-to-prison pipeline. Grant funds are to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based, non-punitive programs and practices to keep the state’s most vulnerable pupils in school. 

Apply here.

Funding opportunity

PetSmart Charities
Grants Promote Loving Homes for Pets (Posted 5/4)

PetSmart Charities envisions a world in which every pet has a lifelong, loving home. PetSmart Charities provides support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada through a number of grant programs. The following programs are currently open:

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

The Safeway Foundation
Grants for organizations that strengthen the neighborhoods we serve (Posted 6/14)

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

  • Health and Human Services
  • Hunger
  • Youth and Education
  • Veterans
  • Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities

Timing
We review applications on a quarterly basis. At the close of the application process, it typically takes us at least 6 WEEKS to review and get back to you.

Funding opportunity

Walmart
Community grants (Posted 4/18)

Management at the local facility to which you are applying will review the application and make initial funding recommendations on all submitted requests. The deadline for manager review is Jan 8, 2018.  Review the guidelines here.

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