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Announcing our 2021 Inspire Giving Grant Recipient: Improve Your Tomorrow

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2021 Inspire Giving Grant Recipient

We are proud to announce Improve Your Tomorrow as our 2021 Inspire Giving grant recipient.

Inspire Giving will be working this year with Improve Your Tomorrow to build a four-week intensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) summer school program in South Sacramento. The objective of this program is to better prepare low-income males of color for high school, and ultimately college and success in the workforce.

Established in 2009, Inspire Giving is an endowment fund administered by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. Individuals contribute to Inspire Giving to be able to collectively give a donation larger than they could give on their own. Every year Inspire Giving provides a $10,000 grant to help fund a specific project for a local nonprofit. Through our leadership team, donors, and partnerships, Inspire Giving also provides in-kind services, donations, and support depending on the project needs. In nine years, Inspire Giving has supported ten nonprofits through $105,000 in grants and over $1,000,000 in in-kind support and services. Truly, a little is enough, if enough people do it.

The Inspire Giving grant selection process is unique. Each year, all Founding and Legacy Members, along with individuals who have donated a minimum of $25 to Inspire Giving during the previous calendar year collaboratively select, via a voting process, how the endowment’s income will be distributed to a charitable organization within the Sacramento region.

In 2019, we added the opportunity for all individuals (that donate a minimum of $25) in the first six months of the calendar year, alongside our Founding and Legacy Members, to be given the opportunity to participate in the voting process to select the priority giving area for the following year..

The 2021 Inspire Giving grant has a priority focus area on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

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11 NONPROFITS IN 11 YEARS

RECEIVED $115,000

OVER $1,000,000 DONATED TOTAL

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Thank you to our 2021 Inspire Giving Sponsors!

  • Ashil Abhat
  • Jim Alves
  • Annette Bachmeier
  • Lela Bayley
  • Megan Blackwell
  • Jordan Blair
  • Darcy Brewer
  • Timothy F Cahill
  • Martin Camsey
  • Keeva Coe
  • Kasey Cotulla
  • Sean Cotulla
  • Neil Cunningham
  • Christi Black-Davis
  • Dana Davis
  • Philip W Davis
  • Linda Deavens
  • Christopher Delfino
  • Kierstan DeLong
  • Marjorie & Roger Dickinson
  • Lisa A Driver
  • Ronald Ellis
  • Mark Friedman
  • Maggie Frisch
  • John Frisch
  • Susan Harris
  • Rick Heron
  • Wendy J Hoyt
  • Eric Jones
  • Tamra Kelly
  • Patricia Kleinknecht
  • Kristina Launey
  • Chantal LeFevre
  • Mike Madden
  • Kathy McKim
  • Matthew Melcher
  • Patrick Molloy
  • Patrick Mulvaney
  • Michael O’Brien
  • Sawyer O’Brien
  • Sean O’Brien
  • Marlene Oehler
  • John Oehmke
  • Arlen Orchard
  • Carl Oxholm
  • Dianna Poggetto
  • Lara Popyack
  • Mr. & Mrs. Randy Price
  • Nickolas Rechtiene
  • Jeanne Reaves
  • Judy Robinson
  • Trish Rodriguez
  • Dave Roughton
  • Beverly Sandeen
  • Kamran Sarreshteh & Maggie Townsley
  • Randall W Sater
  • Michael Smith
  • Shirley Smith
  • Tom Stallard
  • Gordon Stevenson
  • James Tagliani
  • Keri Thomas
  • Taylor Toledo
  • Kerri Warner
  • Susan Wheeler
  • Heather Williams
  • Stuart Wiseman
  • Amy Wister
  • Chris Worden
  • Michael Ziegler
  • Rachel Zillner

Heather Williams

2021 Chair

California AfterSchool Network

Alan Hernandez

2021 Vice Chair

Accenture

Amy Jimenez

Project Management Lead

International Rescue Committee

Doni DeBolt

Fundraising Lead

Lilliput Families

Alyssa Huskinson

Member At-Large

Halo

Monica Folsom

Member At-Large

Delfino Madden

Melissa Leal

Member At-Large

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

Kelly Brown

EDGE Liaison

SMUD

Matt Melcher

Project Management Committee

Lionakis

It was the countless hours and donations from the business men and women of the Sacramento Metro Chamber that made it all possible. Through their dedication and their hard work, we now have a food bank that is a wonderful facility for the entire community of Sacramento and I can’t say thank you enough.

Eileen Thomas, Executive Director River City Food Bank

Our youth writers, volunteers, and board cannot thank Inspire Giving enough for its generosity. Winning the prize money and in-kind services made it a reality to open a whimsical writing center for low-income youth. The Inspire Giving team supplied the leadership, tools, talent, and time to make our vision a reality. They exceeded our expectations, and in turn, inspired us to aim higher and bigger to make an impact in Sacramento.

Katie McCleary, Executive Director 916 Ink