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Grants to California Nonprofits to Enhance the Quality of Life in Eligible Regions

Amador Community Foundation (ACF) Grants


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Amador Community Foundation (ACF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: California: Amador County

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to benefit the community. Funding is intended to support sustainable and impactful proposals with an emphasis on projects and issues designed to transform everyday life. Applications are encouraged from organizations that represent and serve people and projects historically excluded from access to other funding sources. Proposals must benefit Amador County.

There are two ways to receive a grant from the Amador Community Foundation:

Donor-Recommended Grants:

The Amador Community Foundation stewards a variety of donor-advised funds. Grants are awarded from a donor-advised fund based upon recommendations from the donors who set up the fund or their designated representatives.

Competitive Grants

The Amador Community Foundation has several funds that award grants on a competitive basis. The Foundation maintains both unrestricted grant funds and funds with unique focus areas. All grant proposals are reviewed by a grants committee which is comprised of members of the Foundation’s board of directors and community representatives. The review process focuses on the greatest impact and most effective use of the community’s donations over the long term. Priority is given to proposals that successfully address the following:

  • The capacity of the organizations
  • Organization mission and funding focus
  • Need for project
  • Objectives and methods
  • Budget and project sustainability

Through the Foundation's competitive grantmaking process, the prioritizes grant opportunities with:

  • Measurable Results: 
    • The Foundation seeks to partner with and support nonprofit organizations that create long-term solutions to creating a healthy, safe and vibrant community;
  • Maximum Leverage: 
    • Organizations that give strong evidence of community support for what they propose.
    • Collaboration with other community organizations; including funds from other sources being used in conjunction with those proposed from the Foundation;
  • Demonstrated Need: 
    • The Foundation encourages applications from organizations that represent and serve people and projects historically excluded from access to other funding sources;
  • Innovative Ideas: 
    • We support projects that seek to enhance the lives and future of the people in Amador County.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Local nonprofit organizations may apply.

In general, the Foundation will not consider funding:
- Concurrent or more than three consecutive grants to the same organization;
- Direct assistance to meet an individual’s personal needs;
- Annual fund-raising campaigns or special events;
- Debt reduction;
- Duplication of existing programs or services by new nonprofit organizations;
- Creation of or addition to an endowment fund or scholarship program;
- Political or religious purposes or to influence legislation or elections.

Grants may not be used for political or religious purposes, to retire long-term indebtedness, to influence legislation or elections, and will not be awarded to private foundations and other grantmaking organizations.

Pre-Application Information
All applications must be received between January 1 and March 31st of the current year. Applications received after March 31 will be returned. Applicants may apply only once per

To apply:


Estimated Size of Grant
Amador Community Foundation welcomes grant applications up to $500.

Contact Information
Amador Community Foundation
571 S. Hwy 49
P.O. Box 1154
Jackson, CA 95642
209.223.2148 or

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