Grant Opportunities

Travelers Insurance Grants

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Travelers focuses giving on three areas that they believe can help to build vibrant and resilient communities: academic and career success, thriving neighborhoods and culturally enriched communities. Funding primarily supports initiatives in Travelers’ key cities of Hartford, Connecticut and St. Paul, Minnesota. To determine eligibility for funding, please read the complete Giving Guidelines that apply to all charitable corporate and foundation contributions made by Travelers.

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

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Anti-Poverty Efforts Funded Nationwide

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. At least 50 percent of those benefiting from the applying organization’s efforts must be people experiencing poverty. Economic Development Grants support economic development institutions that include the voice of the poor and marginalized in developing new businesses that offer good jobs or develop assets that will be owned by local communities. Grants range between $25,000 and $75,000. Pre-applications for both programs may be submitted between September 1 and November 1, annually. (Organizations are encouraged to submit their pre-application prior to the November 1 deadline.) Visit the CCHD website for more information.

Posted 6/28/18

Kars4Kids Small Grant Program

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Grants Enhance Education and Youth Development

Kars4Kids is a national Jewish nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping children develop into productive members of communities throughout the United States. The Kars4Kids Small Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to make a difference in the areas of education and youth development. Grants generally range from $500 to $2,000. Online applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Kars4Kids website to learn more about the Small Grant Program.

Posted 6/28/18

Energy Upgrade California: Time of Use Community Education Project

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Funds for Alternative Energy Usage Education in California

Energy Upgrade California is a statewide initiative committed to helping Californians take action to save energy, conserve and preserve natural resources, reduce demand on the energy grid, and make informed choices about their energy use at home and at work. Energy Upgrade California’s Time of Use Community Education Project aims to dissuade customers from using energy at peak usage times while encouraging them to take advantage of California’s renewable resources when they are most available. Time of use (TOU) efforts will focus on the following hard-to-reach populations: low-income, disability, multicultural, and low-income seniors. Grants will be provided to community-based organizations for programs to help fill the gap in understanding and misconceptions among hard-to-reach populations surrounding TOU and to provide alternative energy usage methods. The application deadline is August 8, 2018. Visit the Energy Upgrade California website to download the request for proposals for the TOU Community Education Project.

Posted 6/21/18

Anthem Foundation

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Grants Promote Health Initiatives

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: healthy hearts, cancer prevention, healthy maternal practices, healthy diabetes prevention, and healthy active lifestyles. The Foundation also supports behavioral health efforts and programs that benefit people with disabilities. The upcoming application deadline for Program Grants is August 3, 2018; applications for Community Sponsorships may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Anthem website to review the Foundation’s funding options.

June 14, 2018

Pop Culture Collaborative: Pop Up Rapid Response Grants

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Grants Promote Social Justice Through Media and Entertainment Channels

The Pop Culture Collaborative represents an innovative hub for high impact partnerships and grants designed to help organizations and individuals leverage the reach and power of pop culture for social justice goals. Pop Up Rapid Response Grants are designed to help organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment mediums to drive positive narrative and social change in popular culture. Funded projects must impact, support, or engage at least one of these community groups: people of color, immigrants, refugees, or Muslims. Examples of funded projects include public events and private retreats; tool and resource prototypes; network and partnership building; story, narrative, and strategy design process; and creative content including short film/video, concerts, music recordings, etc. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000. Requests may be submitted at any time by nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals. Visit the Collaborative’s website to learn more about the Pop Up Rapid Response Grants program.

Posted 6/7/18

$1M for 2018 TOT Grant Program

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​The County Board of Supervisors will provide $1 million through the 2018 TOT Grant Program to support nonprofit organizations located in Sacramento County that carry out community-based programs and/or services in the areas of economic and workforce development, arts and culture, community development, or ​health and human services.  The County began setting aside funding for this purpose in 2017.

Grants will be allocated through a competitive process and applicants must meet eligibility​ and funding requirements. Applications will be accepted online beginning June 4 through the County’s Office of Economic Development with a deadline of July 10, 2018.
Funding for the TOT Grant Program will come from County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues. Transient Occupancy Taxes are levied on guests who occupy rooms in hotels, motels and other temporary lodging accommodations in the unincorporated area of the County.
2018 TOT Grant Program Application Deadline and Notification Dates
Grant DEADLINE: July 10, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Grant Application Period
June 4 – July 10, 2018
  • ​All applications and documentation requested in announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on July 10, 2018.
  • Online Applications Only: all applications are only accepted electronically:  Apply online beginning June 4.
  • Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • Applicants will receive electronic receipt notification upon submission.
Grant Application Review Period 
July 11 – 30, 2018: Economic Development staff will review applications for completeness and compliance with minimum eligibility requirements. Applicants will be notified electronically if proposals meet the minimum qualifications. Qualifying organizations will receive the Board of Supervisors Hearing schedule where final recommendations and approval will be made in September, 2018.
August 2018:
Subject Area Expert Panel Application Review: Subject area experts will review, evaluate, and rank qualifying applications and may contact organizations with follow-up questions.
Grant Program Hearing Notification: Applicants will receive a second electronic notification of schedule for the Board of Supervisors Hearing where recommended award selections will be made.
Grantee Award Approval
September 2018:​
The Board of Supervisors will make the final determination and approval for all TOT Grant Program recipients. 
Economic Development will notify applicants of funding selections within 5 business days of Board Hearing approval. All notifications will be made electronically.
Economic Development will draft and administer agreements between the County and grantees.
For more information about the grant program, visit the TOT Grant Program website.

Third Wave Mobilize Power Fund

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Minority and LGBTI Youth Activism Supported

The Third Wave Fund supports youth-led gender justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the United States. Third Wave’s Mobilize Power Fund provides grants for urgent organizing and activism led by young women of color, low-income youth, or queer, trans, and intersex youth of color around the country who are taking on this country’s most challenging issues. Grants range up to $5,000 for individual organizations and up to $15,000 for coalitions and partnerships. Grassroots organizations, groups, and collectives are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to organizations with budgets under $500,000 that are based in areas with limited access to philanthropic resources. Proposals are accepted all year and reviewed monthly. Visit the Third Wave website to learn more about the application process.

Posted 5/31/18

BoatU.S. Foundation: Grassroots Grants Program

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Grants Promote Boating Safety Initiatives

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. Past topics have ranged from PSAs on the effects of boating under the influence to hands-on education about the effects of marine debris. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided. Letters of intent may be submitted throughout the year. Online application guidelines are available on the Foundation’s website.

Posted 5/31/18