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 $9 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.
Now in its 10th operational year, 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.
The Community Giving Committee members recognize the value of economic development, the arts and environmental causes to the residents of Placer and Nevada counties. For the 2013 calendar year, the Committee has made the decision to include these areas in its grants program in addition to the traditional educational programs and social service organizations whose work 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. 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 - 2013
|Submission Deadline ||Review Date||Notification Date|
|May 15||July 10||July 31|
|September 18||November 13||December 1|
Call Kris Martin, Director of Community Giving: 530.883.2355