Past Grant Opportunities

Yolo Community Foundation Census 2020 Grant

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The 2020 Census is coming, and the Yolo Community Foundation is partnering with California and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to ensure that ALL people in Yolo County are counted. We are making grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations that can help us reach those populations that have historically been undercounted.

Deadline: October 10, 2019

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GRAMMY Museum Grant Program

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With funding generously provided by the Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

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Clif Bar Family Foundation

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The Clif Bar Family Foundation is awarding grants for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the deadlines are the 1st of February, June, and October. Grants awarded during a particular cycle will be announced at the beginning of the following cycle.

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The Well Life Foundation Grants

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We provide grants to non profit and community organizations doing work that supports and empowers women in difficult transitions.
  • Project goal must support our mission.
  • Must sign our non discrimination policy or submit a compatible policy of your own.
  • Must commit to Illuminator involvement (either on project team, volunteer, board seat, or ongoing review sessions with an Illuminator).
  • Both organized non profit organizations and community organizations are encouraged to apply.
  • Funding guidelines – Requests above $10,000 require full board approval.
NP & Comm Org Grant Application & Instructions

Golden 1 Gives Back

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A teenager learns the joy of writing which leads to better grades and admission to college. A 6- year-old visits Golden 1 Center for the first time and squeals in delight as Moana skates on to the ice. A former foster youth living on the streets finds a safe place to sleep and receive counseling services. These are just a few of the stories that drive Golden 1 Credit Union’s commitment to giving back to the communities we serve. Golden 1 was founded in 1933 in Sacramento as a not- for-profit financial cooperative. Throughout our history, the spirit of cooperation and our guiding philosophy of people helping people have been integral to the credit union industry and Golden 1’s success.

We pride ourselves on being part of the fabric of our communities. Whether we are helping kids open their first savings accounts or newly retired couples plan for their golden years, we ensure our members can live their best financial lives. We have grown exponentially since the early days. We now serve more than one million members at 72 branches throughout California. As we have grown, our commitment to our members has not wavered, but our approach to giving has evolved. We believe that philanthropy is a natural extension of our vision to enhance the financial well-being of Californians and their diverse communities. When our communities thrive, so do our members.

To realize our vision and make the biggest impact possible, our Corporate Giving Program is focused on three pillars; increasing educational opportunities, strengthening financial well-being, and making communities great. We offer a variety of opportunities for nonprofits who align with our pillars to partner with Golden 1. Qualified organizations can apply for one of our numerous grants. Charitable organizations can submit sponsorship and employee volunteer proposals, or apply to watch a game or show at our Golden 1 Center Community Suite. And anyone can take advantage of our Financial Wellness programs.

Since its inception in 2014, our Community Grants Program has funded 56 nonprofits in the Sacramento and Fresno regions, providing more than $2.6 million to support youth literacy and transition-age foster youth. Recipients have used funds for things such as mentoring programs, youth job development, and creative writing workshops. The application process opens in the first quarter of each year for programs operating from July to June.

We also contribute to our communities by sponsoring charitable events and fundraisers and facilitating employee volunteerism. We invite nonprofits to submit their sponsorship and employee volunteer proposals to [email protected]. Proposals should include proof of 501(c) (3) status.

One of the fun ways we give back is through our Community Suite Program. Nonprofits can apply to enjoy a VIP experience at Golden 1 Center, including suite tickets and refreshments. Learn more at our Community Suite web page.

Golden 1 offers an array of free financial education to our members and the public. Anyone can visit our Financial Wellness Portal to watch videos, listen to podcasts, register for webcasts, or complete a learning lab module. Our Financial Education team can also lead in-person workshops to organizations and schools serving ages 12 and up. Email [email protected] to learn more.

Golden 1 is grateful to the charitable organizations working to improve lives throughout California. We are committed to strengthening our partnerships with nonprofits. Together, we can make our vibrant communities even better.



Founded in 1933 and serving all those who live or work in California, Golden 1 Credit Union has grown to be one of the largest credit unions in the United States with more than $12 billion in assets. Golden 1 is highly focused on delivering financial solutions with value, convenience, and exceptional service to its members. As a not-for-profit organization and dynamic, trusted leader, Golden 1 is committed to enhancing the financial well-being of Californians and their diverse communities. The Credit Union’s 1,700 employees proudly serve and care for 1 million members. Visit for more information.

JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth

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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

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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

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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

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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