REACH Program Funding Strategies
Please note: Funding is no longer available through the REACH Youth Program.
Community Action Grants
In 2006, we committed almost $5 million to seven broad community coalitions in the California Capital Region, beginning with nine-month planning grants of $75,000 each to assess their strengths, challenges, resources and readiness to improve conditions for youth and to create a plan of action. In 2007, the seven coalitions were awarded implementation grants of $600,000, distributed over three years. In 2008, we expanded REACH Community Action funding with grants to coalitions in Vacaville and Yuba City-Marysville.
Program Improvement Grants
Grants up to $10,000 were awarded to increase youth participation in quality programs in the California Capital Region. These grants helped support existing youth programs for greater reach and impact, and promoted the development of new programs throughout the region. Sierra Health awarded 65 Program Improvement grants totaling more than $630,000.
Youth Engagement Grants
In partnership with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, and the El Dorado and Placer community foundations, REACH supported the Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) to fund youth-led service projects. This strategy supported the development of important life and leadership skills by providing opportunities for young people to contribute to their communities.