Community Giving

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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.  

Funding Focus

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:

•    Loans
•    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 - 2017

Submission Deadline 
Review DateNotification Date
Mar 5, 2017
April 1, 2017
April 21, 2017
September 17, 2017
October 23, 2017
November 13, 2017

United Auburn Indian Community Scholarship for Native Americans

To view Guidelines for the 2017 UAIC Scholarship, click here.

To download the 2017 Scholarship Application, click here.

Scholarship Submission DeadlineReview Date
Notification Date
May 10, 2017 June 16, 2017 August 15, 2017


Call Danielle Ashmun, Committee Liaison: 530-883-2347

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