Programs | Community Giving
History and Introduction
The UAIC Community Giving Program – the philanthropic branch of tribal government established by the Tribal Council in 2004 – has provided over $10 million to non-profit organizations supporting needs in education, health, arts and humanities, environment, community development and social services. Five Tribal members constitute the Community Giving Committee, which is charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing a structured program to achieve the Tribe’s philanthropic mission.
The purpose of the UAIC Community Giving Program is to support not-for-profit organizations that positively impact the physical, emotional and educational well-being of Placer and Nevada County residents who are disadvantaged.
While the Community Giving Committee members recognize the value of economic development, the arts and environmental causes to the residents of Placer and Nevada counties, the Committee has made the decision to focus its giving on educational institution and programs and social service organizations whose work directly and significantly impacts struggling and underserved persons and families.
Requests may be submitted for grants between $500 and $5000 and will be judged on merit and availability of resources. Multi-year requests will not be considered. Not-for-profit agencies must be successfully operational for a minimum of three years and eligible applicants may request funding once in a calendar year.
Geographic Service Area
Grants are limited to non-profit organizations and schools located in Placer and Nevada counties and to agencies based elsewhere whose programs significantly impact residents there.
Ineligible for Funding
Generally, the UAIC Community Giving Program will not fund the following:
• Deficits or retroactive funding
• Advertising or promotional sponsorships
• Religious-based activities
• Individuals or individual sponsorships
• Political or legislative, causes, organizations or individuals
• Government programs
• Endowments or Community Funds
• Service Clubs/Organizations
• Umbrella or Pass-through Agencies
• Personnel/Staffing Expenses
• Agencies/organizations successfully operating for less than three (3) years
Significant Community Giving Dates - 2014
|Submission Deadline ||Review Date||Notification Date|
||April 1||April 21
|September 17||October 23||November 13|
Call Janessa Starkey, Director of Community Giving: 530.878.5496