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Grants available to nonprofits serving the needy

Ann Land and Bertha Henschel grant applications

Grants available to nonprofits; applications due Wednesday, Oct. 25

Grant guidelines and application forms for the City’s Ann Land and Bertha Henschel Memorial Fund are now available. Completed applications must be received via the web or at the following address no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017:

Parks and Recreation Office

New City Hall

Attn: Ilee Muller

915 I Street, 3rd Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

The Commission is also holding its annual funding meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the Chambers of the Sacramento City Council, New City Hall, 915 I Street, First Floor, Sacramento. Applicants are required to attend, and those who fail to attend will be disqualified.

Created to benefit, aid, and assist the destitute men, women, and children of the City, the Ann Land and Bertha Henschel Memorial Funds Commission has approximately $130,000 in funds to distribute to organizations. Funds are limited, and demand is high. On average, the Commission has awarded grants to between 12 and 20 organizations annually.

The Ann Land Memorial Fund was established in 1914 with a bequest of $200,000 to the City by former Mayor William Land as a memorial to his mother, Ann Land. In 1952, Bertha Henschel bequeathed $275,000 to the City to establish a fund in her name. Additional contributions to these funds have been made by Emma Hotfilter, Annie Zacariah, and Warren Reed. Each year, interest earnings on these bequests and contributions may be distributed to non-profit organizations. The Sacramento City Council appoints community members to the Ann Land and Bertha Henschel Memorial Funds Commission to review grant applications and award grants to qualified non-profit organizations.

For more information and to apply, please visit Grant Guidelines.

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