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Grants to California Nonprofits and School Libraries in Eligible Counties to Enhance Book Collections

Whitney Pinkerton Fund


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Funding Source
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: California: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/08/23 5:00 PM PST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $750 to California nonprofit organization and public, private, and K-12 school libraries in eligible counties to enhance book collections. Funding is intended for the purchasing of books and e-books in the following genres: biographies, nonfiction, arts, history, and humanities. Libraries must be located in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, or Yolo Counties.

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a mini-grant program for the region's public, private, and school (K-12) libraries. The Jerrold B. Whitney/Clayton Pinkerton Fund awards grants to add books to libraries' general or special collections. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, proposals for e-books are also welcomed.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Public, private, and school (K-12) libraries may apply.

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must:
- Be located in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and/or Yolo counties.
- Be considered a 501(c)(3) public charity, 501(c)(3) private operating foundation or be fiscally-sponsored by an organization that meets this requirement

Funds may not be used for any other purposes or genres and may not be used to purchase text books or books for specific classes.

Pre-Application Information
- August 7: Application period begins
- September 8 (5 p.m. Pacific): Application period closes
- September 11-21: Application review
- September 25: Funded projects announcements
- October 2: Contract period begins

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $750

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For questions regarding content or other inquiries regarding the Whitney Pinkerton Fund grant program RFP, please contact the Foundation at

Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue, Suite A
Sacramento, CA, 95825
(916) 921-7723

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