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Inspire Giving Fund

Grants, In-Kind Services, and Volunteer Support to
California Nonprofits for Projects that Benefit the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Sacramento Region Community Foundation - Metro Chamber Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/08/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000, in-kind services, and volunteer support to California nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for projects that benefit the community. The purpose of the funding is to celebrate volunteerism, civic-minded leadership, and philanthropic giving within the local population. The service area must be within at least one of the six counties (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba) covered by the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation.

Program Focus2022 Priority Giving Area: Community and Economic Development and Affordable Housing

This year, Inspire Giving is supporting an organization that advances Community and Economic Development and Affordable Housing through their programming, in alignment with the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Four Point Business Promise to create a more vibrant community.

Competitive applications will contain at least one if not multiple of the following components:

  • Improves the quality of life of residents in the Sacramento Region
  • Empowers and supports residents to take action on local concerns and issues
  • Supports affordable housing initiatives or help build affordable housing
  • Builds on current assets to stimulate the economy
  • Focuses on activities and actions that are centered on economic progress within the community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152627

Estimated Size of Grant:

The endowment's award of a monetary contribution ($5,000 to $10,000), in-kind services and/or volunteer support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for consideration, submissions must meet the following criteria:
- Applicant agency must have 501(c)3 status;
- Service area must be within at least one of the six counties (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba) covered by the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation;
- Applicant agency must have a proven track record and demonstrated success in the focus area listed above;
- Applicant agency must have at least two years of operational history with an annual operations budget in excess of $250,000; and
- Must not have been the recipient of an Inspire Giving grant or Leadership Sacramento project since 2016.

For Fiscally Sponsored Organizations:
- Both the applicant agency and fiscal sponsor must have at least two years of operation history;
- Applicant agency must have a current, annual operations budget in excess of $100,000. Fiscal sponsor must have a current, annual operations budget in excess of $250,000; and
- One designee must commit to representing the organization throughout the year and partner with Inspire Giving.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
LOI Launch: September 17, 2021
LOI Deadline: October 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Grant Winner Announced: December 2021

LOIs will only be accepted through the online system. No paper, emailed or late submissions will be accepted.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their specific need for cash, in-kind services, skilled or unskilled volunteer support, and be as descriptive as possible as to how best to match your organization needs with resources provided by Inspire Giving. Please click the link below to fill out the online form.

Inspire Giving is committed to advancing Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging (DIEB) no matter the Priority Giving Area (PGA). The LOI materials and review process will evaluate how each organization advances DIEB through their programming.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=srcf

For questions regarding eligibility requirements and criteria, please contact cfloyd@metrochamber.org.

For questions regarding the online submission process, please contact: grants@sacregcf.org

955 University Avenue, Suite A,
Sacramento, CA, 95825
(916) 921-7723
Info@sacregcf.org

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USA: California: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba counties, covered by the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation

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