City of Roseville Grant Programs
The Citizens' Benefit Fund was established in 1993 following the sale of the city-owned Roseville Hospital. The proceeds were placed in a trust and a portion of the interest earned each year is made available for grants with the purpose of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Roseville. Public agencies, schools and non-profit 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 are eligible to apply.
The Roseville Employees Annual Charitable Hearts Fund (R.E.A.C.H.) is a community giving fund created through the generosity of Roseville employees and retirees. These employee-donated funds are dispersed to local charitable organizations that serve youth, seniors and families in the South Placer County region.
The Roseville Grants Advisory Commission oversees the competitive grant process for the Citizens' Benefit Fund and R.E.A.C.H. Fund. Roseville Grants Advisory Commission reviews grant applications annually January through May, providing the Roseville City Council with their recommendations in June. The City Council has the final approval on disbursement of each of the grant funds.
The 2016/2017 Grant Funding Cycle has concluded; the City Council approved the Grants Advisory Commission's recommendations on June 1, 2016. The 2017/2018 Grant Funding Cycle information will be posted on this site December 2016 and the Grant Applicant Workshop is scheduled to be held on January 10, 2017.
In 2014 a Sub-Committee evaluated the questions and developed scoring criteria with a goal in mind to create a scoring module that aides the Commission in the equitable evaluation of all applications. The Sub-Committee put great thought into the relevance and applicability of each application question selected for scoring to ensure their relevance in terms of meeting the goals of both the Citizens Benefit and REACH Funds.
If you'd like to be notified of future grant funding opportunities offered through the City of Roseville, please email Kelly Wickline and ask to be added to the distribution list.
2013 Historical Assessment Report
In November 2012, the City Council approved a two phase comprehensive review of the grants process. The purpose of the comprehensive review is to review the efficiency and effectiveness of the current grants process for possible future policy recommendations. Phase 1 was the preparation of an Historical Assessment Report. The report was prepared by staff with the assistance of a three-member subcommittee of the Grants Commission, and input from the full Grants Advisory Commission (GAC). The Report analyzes the 19 year history of the program and established some context and a common understanding of the program for the future policy discussions in Phase 2.
The 2013 Historical Assessment Report includes five components:
1. Report of 19 year history
2. Appendix A - Citizens' Benefit Funding Guidelines
3. Appendix B - REACH Funding Guidelines
4. Appendix C - Individual Organization Study
5. Appendix D - Citizens' Benefit Fund Policy Manual
With the completion of the Historical Assessment Report (Phase 1), preparation for Phase 2 will begin in Fall of 2014. Phase 2 is planned to discuss and provide direction on policy topics of interest to the Grants Advisory Commission and the City Council and result in a Strategic Plan for the Grants Program. Topics for discussion during this phase will include those listed below and may be expanded to include topics as recommended by the consultant:
- Identifying ways to improve efficiencies and determine effectiveness of funding
- Exploring the use of funding priorities
- Defining how to measure success of the grant program
- Exploring ways to increase funding (i.e., partnerships with businesses)
- Identifying what makes other grant foundations successful
- Identifying best practices for awarding grants
See the 2013 Grants Historical Assessment Report here.
For more information about the history of the Citizen's Benefit Fund and the Grants process, click here to watch a video.
For more information, please call Commission Secretary Kelly Wickline at (916) 746-1350 or Commission Liaison Laura Matteoli at (916) 774-5284.