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Community Impact Grants

Grants to Amador County, California Nonprofits for Community Projects
in Education, Environment, and Culture

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Amador Community Foundation (ACF)

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Grants not to exceed $10,000 to Amador County, California nonprofits for community projects whose purpose is to make a difference in the lives and future of people in the Amador local area. The four major program areas include education, community, culture, and environment through projects that transform everyday life in Amador County:

Investing in our People:
- Education and strengthening families
- Basic needs
- Wellness

Strengthening our Community:
- Community engagement
- Healthy places and spaces

Celebrating our Culture:
- Participation and engagement:
- Heritage

Stewarding our Environment:
- Environmental engagement
- Animal welfare

The Foundation prioritizes opportunities with:

- Measurable Results: to partner with 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: Organizations that represent and serve people and projects historically excluded from access to other funding sources;
- Innovative Ideas: projects that seek to enhance the lives and future of the people in Amador County.

Priority is given to proposals that successfully address the following:

- Capacity of the organizations: how well does the organization's board, advisory committee, volunteers and/or staff demonstrate the skills, experience, and commitment to carry out the proposed project?
- Organization mission and funding focus: to what extent does the project relate to both the organization’s core mission and Amador Community Foundation’s current funding focus?
- Need for project: Is this project appropriate for the area or population it intends to serve, does it demonstrate community support, and is it unique or will it involve collaboration with other organizations?
- Objectives and methods: does this project have clear and measurable goals that will result in a meaningful improvement to the community?
- Budget and project sustainability: is the project budget realistic and will the project continue to be sustainable after an investment from the foundation?

To make the best use of available funds, projects or programs that are unique, address needs of underserved populations, are collaborative, are responsive to changing and emerging community needs, and/or are strongly community-oriented will receive the highest priority.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162055

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Impact Grants are not to exceed $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are only available to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status to support projects that enhance the lives and future of the people in Amador County.

What is not funded:

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.

In general, funding will not be provided for:

- 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;
- Duplication of existing programs or services by new nonprofit organizations;

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be received between January 1 and March 31st of the current year.

To apply:


Contact Information:

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

Amador Community Foundation
571 S. State Hwy 49
Jackson, CA 95642

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Amador County