Grant Opportunities


Golden 1 Credit Union is committed to investing in programs that make a positive impact on the communities we serve. Through Golden 1 Community Grants, we have provided more than $2 million to fund programs that help children and young adults in two categories:

  • Literacy
  • Transition-Age Foster Youth

This year, Golden 1 Credit Union will invest more than $500,000 for programs operating July 2019–June 2020. If your organization would like to submit a proposal for funding, visit to access forms, instructions, and more information.

Proposals are due by March 10.

Sutter Sponsorships Process NOW OPEN! Applications Due March 8th, 2019

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.

We hold two sponsorship application periods a year. Our first application period for the next cycle begins August 1st for yearlong sponsorship packages or events from January – May 2019. The deadline is September 28th. The second period opens January 14th for events from June – December 2019. The deadline is March 8th.

Each organization may only receive one award per year. If you have multiple events you would like us to consider for sponsorship, you are encouraged to complete one application with all events included and apply during the first period. If you have already applied for your event or events you do need to apply again. This is only if you have not applied during the first period and your event falls during the June 2019 and December 2019 time period.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Tommy Trejo [email protected]


Spring: For events happening June 2019 – December 2019

March 8, 2019: Proposals due

March 11, 2019 – May 31, 2019: Awardees announced

June 2019 – February 2020: Awardees report measurable outcomes

National Forest Foundation: Matching Awards Program

Matching Grants Promote National Forest Conservation and Restoration

The National Forest Foundation was established by Congress to support the Forest Service in its management of America’s National Forests and Grasslands. The Foundation’s Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides grants to nonprofit organizations, universities, and Native American tribes throughout the U.S. to engage in on-the-ground conservation and restoration projects that have an immediate, quantifiable impact on the National Forest System. Funded projects must address one of the following focus areas: The Outdoor Experiences category supports projects that improve the quality, condition, and care of outdoor experiences in National Forests. The Forest Health category supports citizen-involved projects that maintain or restore ecosystem resiliency in National Forests. The Foundation also encourages projects that integrate the Outdoor Experiences and Forest Health program areas. All grants require at least a one-to-one cash match through non-federal donations. In addition, MAP requires projects to show a strong commitment to civic engagement and community involvement through the direct involvement of the public. The proposal deadlines for 2019 are January 23 and June 13. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about each MAP focus area and to submit the required eligibility questionnaire.


JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth

Conflict Resolution Training for Youth Supported

The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) skills from adults to youth. The emphasis for 2019 is on programs that promote reduction in youth bullying and violence and an increase in the development of conflict resolution education skills with youth for their application in and out of school with friends and other classmates as well as at home with siblings and other family members. The possible contexts for projects include community organizations, alternative education, online education, charter schools, after-school programs, juvenile justice facilities, etc. Initial project idea descriptions must be submitted by January 14, 2019; invited full proposals will be due May 15, 2019. Visit the ACR website to download the application information.

Posted 11/15/18

Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grants

Support for Social Justice Efforts in the U.S., Haiti, and Mexico

The Peace Development Fund believes that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world can come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities that recognize the importance of building movements to create systemic social change. The Fund’s Community Organizing Grants provide support to community-based organizations in the United States, Haiti, and Mexico that are working for social justice. The funding priorities include organizing to shift power, working to build a movement, dismantling oppression, and creating new structures. Priority is given to new or emerging organizations; efforts that have difficulty securing funds from other sources; community organizations working on climate change issues at the local policy level; groups that have a genesis in Occupy, MeToo, or Movement for Black Lives; collaborative peace initiatives led by women; or issues that are not yet recognized by progressive funders. Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, with an average of $5,000. Applying organizations must have an annual budget of $250,000 or less. The application form will be available on November 30, 2018, and the application deadline is December 28, 2018. Visit the Fund’s website to download the grant guidelines for the Community Organizing Grants program.

Posted 11/15/18

D’Addario Foundation

Music Education Programs Funded

The D’Addario Foundation identifies the most impactful instrument instruction programs in communities of need throughout the United States and provides support to assist their growth and development. Grants are provided to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. The focus is on programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. Cash grants averaging $2,500 and product donations are provided. (The Foundation prefers not to provide funding for the purpose of purchasing equipment or instruments.) The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is January 31, 2019; invited grant applications will be due March 31, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the guidelines and submit an online letter of inquiry.

11/8/18 Youth Garden Grants

Educational Garden Projects Funded, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing inspiration and support for parents and educators who are gardening with children, awards Youth Garden Grants to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any U.S. nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply. The top five programs will receive award packages valued at $2,100. Twenty programs will receive award packages valued at $500. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. The application deadline is December 17, 2018. Visit the KidsGardening website to access application guidelines and forms.

Posted 11/1/18

Islamic Relief USA: Community Grants

Humanitarian Efforts in the U.S. Funded

Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid in the United States and around the world in a dignified manner—regardless of race, gender, or religion—and to empowering people and giving them a voice in the world. IRUSA provides Community Grants to nonprofit organizations in the United States that provide access to quality healthcare, promote sustainable socio-economic development, and elevate the standard of living of those in need. Projects focused on the following areas will be given priority: refugee resettlement, food security and livelihood, disaster response and preparedness, and health services and promotion. The upcoming application deadline is December 31, 2018. Visit the IRUSA website to learn more about the Community Grants Program.

Posted 10/25/18

Kaiser Permanente Grants and Investments

Organizations Addressing Health Needs in Company Communities Supported

Kaiser Permanente provides support to nonprofit organizations that focus on community health in the locations the provider serves, including communities in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The funding priorities include the following: Community Health Initiatives, Safety Net Partnerships, and Subsidized Care and Coverage. It is particularly important for applying organizations to note how they will address social determinants of health and the elimination of health disparities and inequities. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Kaiser Permanente website to complete the eligibility questionnaire and submit an online application.

Posted 10/18/18

The Milbank Foundation

Grants Promote Programs Empowering People with Disabilities

The primary mission of the Milbank Foundation is to integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of American life. The Foundation’s current priorities include the following: consumer-focused, community-based initiatives that empower people with disabilities and foster independence and self-sufficiency; the rehabilitation and re-integration of veterans, especially veterans with disabilities; helping seniors to age in the place of their choice through non-institutional, community-based health and social services; and market-oriented, patient-centered healthcare reforms across the country. Nonprofit organizations may submit letters of inquiry throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and application procedures.

Posted 10/18/18