Nonprofits invited to apply for Yolo Community Foundation Buck Grants

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The Yolo Community Foundation’s Buck Education Grants are open for applications from area nonprofits. The program supports new or existing education efforts in Yolo County that can scale over the course of a two- to three-year period. The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Grant requests of up to $10,000 will be considered for the following types of activities:

  • Increasing literacy and supporting reading at grade-level
  • STEM-related education
  • Arts education
  • Early childhood education
  •  Encouraging parent engagement
Yolo Community Foundation executive director Jessica Hubbard said, “We know how difficult it is for nonprofits to access seed funding for innovative programs. We are seeking to make grants that allow nonprofits to scale or prove a new concept, so they are more attractive to traditional funders in the future.” This is the third round of funding for the Buck Education Grant. To date, the Yolo Community Foundation has donated more than $140,000 through this program. Past grantees have included the Davis Arts Center, Mariachi Puente, the Center for Land-Based Learning, West Sacramento Friends of the Library, the Winters Participation Gallery and the Woodland United Way. For more information, including a link to the grant application, visit About the Yolo Community Foundation The Yolo Community Foundation inspires giving, supports philanthropists, and serves the nonprofit community in Yolo County. The organization offers donor-advised funds and other philanthropic vehicles, donates to local nonprofits through the Buck Education Grant, fosters volunteerism through the Yolo Youth Scholarship Awards and annual Philanthropy Day program, and supports local giving via its involvement in the Big Day of Giving. YCF currently has 56 philanthropic funds valued at $4.4 million and is an affiliate of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. Join us! Visit for more information. ]]>

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