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

WLS Foundation
Grants for women, children, education, law, and community programs (Posted 4/26)

The Women Lawyers of Sacramento Foundation will award grants to nonprofit community organizations whose purposes and activities are related to any one or more of these five categories: 1) Women’s Issues, 2) Children’s Issues, 3) Education Programs, 4) Access to Law, and 5) Community Based Programs. Grants will range from $500 to $1,500. 

Funding opportunity

Sierra Health Foundation
2017 Responsive Grants Program (Posted 4/19)

Sierra Health Foundation announces the 2017 Responsive Grants Program funding opportunity with grants up to $15,000. There will be one funding round this year, with a total of $300,000 available. At least 30 percent will be awarded for projects serving rural areas of the region.

Applications are due by June 12 at 1 p.m.

SHF will hold a proposers’ webinar on May 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participation is recommended, but not required.
Register online by May 7.

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.

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

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

Foundation for Financial Planning
Grants Enhance the Delivery of Pro Bono Financial Planning Services (Posted 3/29)

The mission of the Foundation for Financial Planning is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide to support the delivery of pro bono financial planning to populations who could not otherwise afford or access financial planning services.

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

Singing for Change Charitable Foundation
Social Change Organizations Supported (Posted 3/29)

The Singing for Change Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively people can bring about positive social change. The Foundation provides grants to progressive, community-based nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the root causes of social or environmental problems. The Foundation primarily provides grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects that serve children and families, the environment, and disenfranchised groups.

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

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

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

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

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.

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