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2023 Community Grant Program Award Summary

The Greater Sacramento Market has awarded community grants to seventeen collaborative projects across Sacramento, Yolo and Nevada counties for CY 2023.

In Sacramento County, $958,838 in community grants have been awarded to thirteen community partnership projects:

1. Newborn Hearing Diagnostic Program: CCHAT’s Newborn Hearing Diagnostic Program ensures that babies throughout the greater Sacramento area have access to timely hearing screenings and hearing health resources that will help mitigate the negative impacts often associated with hearing loss.

  • Lead Organization: Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking Sacramento (dba CCHAT Center)
  • Collaborators: Northern California Hearing Coordination Center (NCHCC), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), UC Davis Health Audiology, Midtown Nurse Midwives & MiLC Clinic, California Birthing Center

2. Connect to Health - Supporting Healthy Newcomers Communities: This project aims to provide culturally and linguistically congruent health/mental health navigation services and psychosocial support to refugees and immigrants as an underserved community in Sacramento. This project directly addresses health disparities, promotes independent health access, enhances resilience and self-sufficiency, and connects refugees and immigrants to basic needs and resources. IRC Sacramento is committed to healthy and effective collaboration with our community partners in order to achieve these project outcome goals.

  • Lead Organization: International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC)
  • Collaborators: River City Food Bank, Turning Point Community Programs, and One Community Health

3. The Anti-Recidivism Coalition Supportive Housing and Reentry Collaborative: The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), in collaboration with its partners Exodus Project Sacramento and Freedom Through Education, will provide free transitional housing and reentry/system navigation services to formerly incarcerated youth and adults to support their reentry after incarceration.

  • Lead Organization: The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)
  • Collaborators: Exodus Project Sacramento, and Freedom Through Education

4. Employ + Empower Health Equity Initiative: Employ + Empower Health Equity Initiative unites expertise in trauma-informed services, healthcare and housing resources, and support for individuals with barriers to employment into a program with the capacity for significant positive impact on the lives of human trafficking survivors. E+E, ODI, and SHPU seek to engage high-vulnerability clients in affirming, supportive health-equity programming, in order to bridge an identified gap in access to medical care in this community.

  • Lead Organization: 3Strands Global Foundation
  • Collaborators: Opening Doors, Inc. (ODI) and Sacramento County Department of Health – Sexual Health Promotion Unit (SHPU)

5. Future Focused: Fentanyl Education and Awareness Campaign: To bring education and awareness of drug prevention, counterfeit pills and Fentanyl poisoning deaths to students and teachers inside the classroom, to parents and guardians in Parent workshops, and to community members with Town Hall meetings, virtual trainings, and train the trainer opportunities. The expected outcome is to dramatically decrease the amount of counterfeit pills and Fentanyl poisoning deaths in our community. 

  • Lead Organization: Arrive Alive California, Inc. (AAC)
  • Collaborators: California Chaplain Corps, Song For Charlie (SFC), Sacramento County District Attorney's Office (SCDA), and Sacramento County Department of Public Health Services (SCDPH)

6. Fostering Community Resilience in Oak Park: In collaboration with local services, CASH is bringing an evidence-based resilience curriculum to victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Wrap-around services and programming for their children, will be included to foster connectivity within the community. 

  • Lead Organization: Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH)
  • Collaborators: The Sacramento Region Family Justice Center and City of Refuge

7. Cut to the Chase: Stigma exists around Black males discussing adverse childhood experiences, trauma, emotionality, and seeking help for mental-emotional health issues. In an effort to reduce stigma and address mental-emotional health proactively our project will provide culturally specific resources and support that is uniquely tailored to Black men in Del Paso Heights and Oak Park.

  • Lead Organization: Greater Sacramento Urban League
  • Collaborators: Capitol City Black Nurses Association and Brother Be Well 

8. CREER En Tu Salud: CREER En Tu Salud is a culturally appropriate program that bridges the access gap between Latino/a adults and the health, dental, vision, nutrition, behavioral and social supports that are often inaccessible to them. Through our partnership, Promotores will triage, connect, case manage and support Latino adults to reduce the access gaps to (1) quality health care; (2) mental/behavioral services; and (3) basic needs.

  • Lead Organization: Latino Leadership Council, Inc. (LLC)
  • Collaborators: Her Health First, Sacramento Environmental Justice Coalition (HHF is fiscal agent), Elica Health Centers

9. Holistic Approach Life Recovery Project: This project's principal activity is to remove hurdles which stand in the way of EMM client’s progress towards a future that is thriving, removing the opportunity for recidivism and breaking the cycle of poverty. The project includes stable housing for 12 months with weekly coaching, credit repair and education, and equine therapy for mental wellness and healing from trauma. EveryONE Matters Ministries provides stable housing and weekly case management services. Blue Water Credit will provide credit repair services and education for up to 6 months for each client. Hearts Landing Ranch will provide equine-assisted psychotherapy for healing of trauma and mental health issues for up to 8 sessions/weeks.

  • Lead Organization: EveryOne Matters Ministries
  • Collaborators: Hearts Landing Ranch, Blue Water Credit 

10. Truth Sets You Free Part 3: Shifting a Culture of Silence & Shame to Living Informed Free of Trauma (LIFT): Strategically aligned with four partners, NWF will lead a coordinated ACEs educational awareness campaign to expand our reach and provide a healing circle module that formalizes a mental wellness structural framework for guidance to dive deeper into our culture that silences our pain and continues to make us sick. We will help lift barriers that undermine learning to realize our full potential and continue to improve disease management, violence mitigation and literacy in 95838/95815.

  • Lead Organization: Neighborhood Wellness Foundation
  • Collaborators: Jubilare Evangelistic Ministries (JEM), Del Paso Union Baptist Church (DPUBC), Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center (SRFJC), Souljah's After Christ

11. Continuum of Care for Sacramento’s Low-Income and Homeless Pregnant Women and New Moms: Our collaborative will focus on ensuring 500 low-income pregnant women and new moms across Sacramento have all of the care they need to transition to parenthood, including a healthy pregnancy, safe home, parenting support and employment. Our partnership will provide pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, Medi-Cal presumptive eligibility signups, prenatal and postnatal care, pediatric care, housing search assistance, parenting education and support, clinical support for domestic violence and substance use, childcare search assistance and job-readiness training.

  • Lead Organization: Sacramento Life Center 
  • Collaborators: WellSpace Health, Women’s Empowerment

12. The Disease & Injury Prevention thru Harm Reduction Project (The DIP Project): The DIP Project will use established relationships that HRS, SANE, and GHC have developed with the unhoused of Sacramento to connect them to quality healthcare and assist them in preventing disease and injury associated with poor nutrition and the hardships of surviving on the streets, by enrolling them in Medi-Cal, navigating them into a primary care clinic, providing wound care, hygiene supplies, nutritious foods, and education on how to manage wound/disease while experiencing homelessness.

  • Lead Organization: Harm Reduction Services
  • Collaborators: Safer Alternatives Thru Networking and Education (SANE), Gender Health Center

13. #RAGE Healing: #RAGE Healing 3.0 serves to expand and deepen the capacity of a youth-driven community wellness hub to provide individual support and increase youth-led healing practices (peer-to-peer support) both virtually and in-person. Project components include: Direct healing services, the RAGE HEAL Fellowship, development of a Youth Healing Research Collaborative and Training & Trauma Stewardship for those serving Black youth.

  • Lead Organization: The Race and Gender Equity Project
  • Collaborators: Flyte Studio, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) Foster Youth Services (FYS), Monroe Howard Transformational Coaching


In Yolo County, $100,985 in community grants have been awarded to two community partnership projects:

1. Triple Play: A Game Plan for Woodland Youth-Mind, Body & Soul: Triple play is a comprehensive health & wellness program that will demonstrate how eating smart, keeping fit, and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle. 100 Woodland youth will participate in the multifaceted program that will equip them with the critical skills needed to become healthy, successful and prepared for the future.

  • Lead Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento
  • Collaborators: Woodland Joint Unified School District, City of  Woodland       

2. Improved Overall Health Through Oral Health Care: The project focuses on increasing access to dental care to improve the oral health and overall health of Medi-Cal members. Activities will focus on 19 low-income schools in Yolo County and provide dental screenings, fluoride varnish, and dental care coordination for Medi-Cal members. Referrals to dental care are made through an electronic application. The app tracks the referral until a dental visit occurs and closes the referral loop.

  • Lead Organization: Sacramento District Dental Society Foundation
  • Collaborators: Oral Health Solutions, Yolo County Oral Health Program Children Now, Center for Oral Health 


In Nevada County, $86,845 in community grants have been awarded to two community partnership projects:

1. Connecting Youth to Positive Social Determinants of Health: Bright Futures for Youth improves access to basic needs, health care, mental health supports, substance use prevention and intervention services, and mitigates factors that contribute to poor health outcomes.

  • Lead Organization: Bright Futures for Youth
  • Collaborators: Community Beyond Violence, Western Sierra Medical Clinic Granite Wellness

2. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Mobile Response Team: A formal collaboration between CBV and GVPD creating a mobile response team for domestic violence and sexual assault. The LEO will be responsible for making arrests and ensuring the safety of all involved, the DV/SA advocate will provide crisis intervention and trauma informed counseling and advocacy with the criminal justice system, medical system and refer appropriate parties for ongoing supportive services.

  • Lead Organization: Community Beyond Violence
  • Collaborators: Grass Valley Police Department, Nevada County Sheriff's Office, Nevada City Police Department