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

People With Disabilities Foundation
Grants Promote Services and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (Posted 10/12)

The mission of the People With Disabilities Foundation is to provide education and advocacy for people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities so that they can achieve equal opportunities in all aspects of life. The Foundation’s pilot grant program aims to help nonprofit organizations in their work to integrate people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities into the whole of society by providing advocacy, education, vocational, or other services. Grants may be used for a specific program, project, or general operating expenses if related to a specific project or program.

Funding opportunity

People With Disabilities Foundation
Grants Promote Services and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (Posted 10/12)

The mission of the People With Disabilities Foundation is to provide education and advocacy for people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities so that they can achieve equal opportunities in all aspects of life. The Foundation’s pilot grant program aims to help nonprofit organizations in their work to integrate people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities into the whole of society by providing advocacy, education, vocational, or other services. Grants may be used for a specific program, project, or general operating expenses if related to a specific project or program.

Funding opportunity

Inspire Giving Fund
Economic and workforce development (Posted 9/28)

Inspire Giving was established in 2009 as a program of the Metro Chamber Foundation and is held as an endowment fund with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation (SRCF). The goal of the program is to cultivate and celebrate civic-minded leadership, volunteerism and philanthropic giving in the Sacramento region. Inspire Giving’s motto is “a little is enough, if enough people do it.” The program celebrates the collective impact of individual contributions. 

Funding opportunity

California Humanities
Humanities for All (HFA) Quick Grant (Posted 9/28)

California Humanities is now accepting applications for the next round of Humanities for All (HFA) Quick Grant funding through October 16th. Guidelines, online application instructions, FAQs, and recently recorded Quick Grants Application webinar are available at the HFA Funding webpage.

Funding opportunity

Ann Land and Bertha Henschel Memorial Funds Commission
Funds for the destitute men, women, and children of the City of Sacramento (Posted 9/26)

The Ann Land and Bertha Henschel Memorial Funds Commission has approximately $130,000 in funds to distribute to organizations that provide “direct aid and assistance of the destitute men, women, and children of the City of Sacramento.” Funds are limited, and demand is high. On average, the Commission has awarded grants to between 12 and 20 organizations annually.

The 2016 average award was $7,368. The Commission anticipates an increase in applications this year, so the average award may be lower.

Funding opportunity

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Support for Children’s Oral Health Programs

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, 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/limited access children.

Funding opportunity

Temper of the Times Foundation
Environmental Marketing Materials Supported (Posted 9/21)

Temper of the Times Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing concepts to increase awareness about environmental issues. Recognizing that organizations working to protect the environment often have limited access to paid media, the Foundation provides funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States.

Funding opportunity

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Environmental Protection Efforts in California Supported (Posted 9/14)

The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, supports nonprofit organizations that are working to protect California’s natural landscapes, ecosystems, plants, and wildlife. Grants of up to $7,500 are provided to small nonprofit organizations as well as activists with a sponsoring organization. Priority is given to geographic or issue areas that have not received significant financial support in the past, including rural communities and other regions without easy access to financial and political support.

Funding opportunity

Sutter Health
Sponsorship Award (Posted 9/13)

Sutter Health Valley Area is making it easier to apply for a Sutter Sponsorship Award! All 501c3 organizations are required to complete the new online application process. When you click on the link to begin the application process, you will be prompted to watch a mandatory webinar in advance of completing the online sponsorship application form. Please be sure to complete the online sponsorship application form within the sponsorship timeline listed below.

Funding opportunity

GRAMMY Museum Grant Program
Grants Preserve Recorded Sound and Explore the Positive Effects of Music (Posted 9/5)

The aim of the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition. The Program provides support to organizations and individuals in the following areas:

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

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

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.

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