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GRANTS

Improving quality of life in our community takes a strong network of nonprofits and community groups.

Through community grant funds, staff expertise, and community connections, we help nonprofits become sustainable, experiment  with new ideas, and make a greater impact in the areas they serve. In addition to the $1 million in grants we give each year, we offer free professional development and team trainings for our area nonprofits to better serve our community. The Placer Collaborative Network brings community leaders together as a resource to forge solutions to our most pressing issues. 

Eileen Speaker

Eileen Speaker

Grants Manager

(530) 885-4920​

What We Fund

Grants support a breadth of issues such as hunger, housing, arts, cultural heritage, social justice, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability. All grants are made possible by the contributions of individual donors and charitable funds managed by the Foundation. Grants may include funding reserved for particular charitable interests or unrestricted funds available to invest in changing needs, advance long-term strategic goals, and take on key leadership roles in the region. ​

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Apply for Grants

Check our Grant Guidelines, Eligibility Requirements, and Review Process to see if PCF grants are the right fit for your organization or project. ​

LOOKING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

See Scholarships for high school seniors and current college students. 

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Andy Hayes
The leadership PCF provides for regional nonprofits is a real asset to our organization. And we continue to be blessed by the funding support from their donor funds.

Andy Hayes, Board Chair, Auburn Interfaith Food Closet

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PCF & GRANTEES 2022

Accomplishments

$1,766,000

IN TOTAL GRANTS

1,327

HOURS OF FREE TRAININGS

12

FREE NONPROFIT TRAININGS

178

LOCAL NONPROFITS SUPPORTED

21

SCHOLARSHIPS TOTALING $41,000

$484,000

RAISED FOR DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS IN PLACER COUNTY

$223,000

PROVIDED THE CARE AND PRESERVATION OF ANIMALS AND NATURAL LANDS

$140,000

SUPPORTED THE EDUCATION AND WELL-BEING OF LOCAL YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

$580,000

IN SAFETY NET GRANTS

Provided food, housing, and mental health programs to struggling families

See Past Recipients

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