City awards grants to 15 local youth-serving organizations

The City of Sacramento’s Office of Youth Development recently announced the 15 local non-profits selected to participate in the Youth-Serving Organizational Resiliency Fund grant program.

The Resiliency Fund supports non-profits currently providing direct services to children or youth (birth through 24 years old), whose organizational mission and vision aligns with the City’s Youth Plan.

Grantees will receive general operating support awards based on their organizational budget size ranging from $15,000 to $25,000. These awards are paired with individual and cohort-based capacity building supports and services valued at up to approximately $35,000 per grantee.

“Resiliency Fund grantees are currently serving populations of young people who reside or go to school in priority neighborhoods across Sacramento,” said Lindee Lane, manager of the Office of Youth Development. “The suite of resources provided will assist grantees with addressing the organizational development areas that they themselves prioritize through a supported, yet grantee-driven process.”

This program provides opportunities to engage in deep and sometimes challenging work to strengthen and enhance organizational resiliency and build a community of practice amongst Sacramento youth-serving community-based organizations, according to Lane.

The 15 awarded grantees represent various sizes, organizational life stages, and youth-serving focus areas including workforce, mental wellness, academic support, violence prevention and more.

Grantees include:

The Resiliency Fund Request for Applications opened in Nov. 2022; grantees were notified last month. The grant period will run for two years beginning April 2023.