Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation: Grants for the Bay Area

OVERVIEW: The Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation is committed is to improving the overall quality of life for economically and/or educationally disadvantaged individuals and families who manifest a genuine desire to help themselves. The Foundation also supports efforts designed to strengthen communities.

IP TAKE: . Priority is given to grantees with an established record of increasing economic and educational opportunities in both low-income, inner-city neighborhoods, as well as in rural areas.

PROFILE: Established in 1997, the Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation was founded by Reynold M. Sachs to honor his parents, World War II immigrants from Germany. The foundation is committed is to improving the overall quality of life for economically and/or educationally disadvantaged individuals and families who manifest a genuine desire to help themselves. The Foundation also supports efforts designed to strengthen communities.

The Foundation provides support in a variety of areas, including: low-income housing, affordable day care, after-school programs, drug rehabilitation clinics, juvenile intervention (pre-incarceration) counseling, job-training, micro-loans to small, family owned businesses in Central and South America, and Africa, rural land/open space preservation, and college scholarship support to exceptional public high school students.

The foundation has made more than $19 million in giving to date, supporting close to 30 organizations to date. Past grantees have included San Francisco Achievers, Meritus College Fund, Accion International, Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, and Glacier National Park Conservancy.

The foundation reviews PRI and grant proposals from 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organizations and institutions that meet the foundation's established guidelines. Applicants are encouraged to call the Foundation to informally discuss their programs and financial needs prior to submitting a written application. There are no application deadlines.

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CONTACT:

Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation
1000 4th Street, Suite 875
San Rafael, CA 94901
(707)-815-0140