One of the great things that I like about the Sacramento region is that I often see entrepreneurs creating nonprofits. SMUD, our local electric service, just announced some great news for nonprofits—they’re awarding grants of up to $100K to nonprofits through their new Shine program.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a 501 c3 or 501 c6 located within SMUD’s service territory. The types of projects that SMUD is looking for include:
- Neighborhood revitalization
- STEM Education
- Environmental, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction, and energy conversation
- General beautification
SMUD is offering three levels of sponsorship:
Spark Sponsorships ($10 K or less): Short-term (less than 3 months) and requires 50% fund matching.
Amplifier Sponsorships (up to $50 K): 3-6 month projects and requires a dollar for dollar match.
Transformer Sponsorships (Up to $100 K): 6-12 month projects and requires a dollar for dollar match.
“We want to help local communities make permanent improvements that will benefit their residents for years,” said Erica Manuel, SMUD’s manager of community relations, education and economic development. “Our new Shine program provides a great opportunity for nonprofits to receive the resources they need to really make a difference.”
The projects will be awarded based on the potential impact on the local community. The deadline to apply is June 26, 2017. More info can be found here: smud.org/Shine.
By Rich Foreman, CEO / Apptology and Director of Startup Grind Sacramento. Rich co-authored the book Tap into the Mobile Economy and his blog has been listed in the Top 20 Mobile Marketing Blogs of 2014. Follow Rich on Twitter at@ApptologyCEO or attend a Startup Grind Sacramento Event.