Community Assistance Fund

Members present a grant to 916Ink

SIMS makes grants to organizations in the Sacramento community, especially those actively serving low income women and children in need on a local level. We also support groups working to preserve and enhance the environment through local projects.

We fund direct services, not administrative costs. Most awards are $1,000 or less. Applicants must be tax exempt organizations, Section 501(c)(3), schools or government entities.
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Recent Grant Recipients

  • UCD-Sac EDAPT Clinic
    Art and theater educational field trips for Sacramento teens in community health programs
  • Wellspring Women's Center
    Funds to help with a kitchen remodel where meals are provided to homeless women and children
  • Save Ourselves
    Computer and printer for local breast cancer survivors support and educational activities
  • 916 Ink
    Matching funds request for Ethel Phillips creative writing program
  • BEADS for Education 
    Annual scholarship to support one girl in Kenya
  • Women's Wisdom Art
    Arts classes for Sacramento women
  • College Track
    Transportation for students to serve as reading tutors at Reading Partners for Ethel Phillips Elementary
  • Walk 4 Literacy
    Support for the SIMS/Ethel Phillips walking team
  • Ethel Phillips/Sly Park Camp Campaign
    Scholarships for five 6th graders to attend science camp
  • Metta Calana
    Support for women's health center in Thailand near Myanmar border
  • National Council of Jewish Women
    Funds to produce SEVEN, a play about inspiring women
  • Twin Rivers School District
    Soccer uniforms for low-income children
  • Blessings in a Back Pack
    Food-filled back packs for low-income children
  • Lilliput Family Services
    Books for library that serves foster/adoptive families
  • Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center
    Food for homeless youth
  • Food Literacy Center
    Ten-week program for underserved kids
  • Girl Scouts of Central California
    Outreach to low income girls
  • Casa De Los Niños
    Foster youth program support
  • Maryhouse
    Furniture for the day shelter