Apply for a Grant

Apply for a Grant

We Will Always be in the Fight to End HIV and to Provide the Best Care Possible to All Those Affected by HIV. That Will Never Change. Ever.

The CARES Foundation Grant Cycle is currently OPEN.

To be considered for a grant, a Letter of Inquiry must be submitted to The CARES Foundation Board of Directors. If the Board determines that the proposed project demonstrates the potential to support the CARES Foundation’s overall purpose, the organization will be invited to provide a full proposal.

Full proposals are accepted only after an organization has submitted a Letter of Inquiry for review and received an invitation from The CARES Foundation Board of Directors to send a full proposal. Prior to submitting a Letter of Inquiry, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review this website to determine whether the request aligns with the Foundation's priorities.
Organizations eligible to receive funds from The CARES Foundation include organizations that meet the following criteria:

Letter of Inquiry Form

Letter of Inquiry

  1. Nonprofit agencies with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation; and
  2. Organizations located within and primarily serving residents of the greater Sacramento area, except for regional, statewide or national public policy efforts that may benefit a substantial portion of the local population; and 
  3. Organizations operated and organized so that they do not discriminate in the hiring of staff or in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, blindness, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The CARES Foundation will not provide grants or distributions to any foreign organization, political organizations or campaigns, or for any Sectarian purposes (i.e., programs that promote or require a religious doctrine.) 

 The CARES Foundation will not provide goods, services or funds directly to individuals. 
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