The Sacramento Region Community Foundation announced the award this week of more than $74,000 in grants to nine organizations to support critical, time-sensitive community needs in the region.
The recipients were selected from 73 proposals submitted. The funds will be used to meet a variety of community needs in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties.
“These nine grants address funding gaps that would have greatly hindered services at a number of local nonprofits and support the development of a handful of vital projects that meet essential needs in our community, too,” Jeannie Howell, the foundation’s community impact officer, said in a written statement.
One grant will be used to replace a leaking roof at an emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors, and another will help educate area high school students about the uses and risks of opioids. Another will help ensure that local Hmong seniors have access to resources in a safe and supportive environment after the organization that served their community recently closed, the foundation reported.
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The recipients are 3Point0, Asian Resource Inc., Atkinson Family Services, Bridge Network, Harm Reduction Services Inc., My Sister’s House, Sacramento Life Center, Saint John’s Program for Real Change and Women’s Empowerment.
Seventeen nonprofit organizations were awarded grants in 2015, the program’s inaugural year.