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 February 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. If you'd like to be notified of future grant funding opportunities offered through the City of Roseville, please email Trisha Isom and ask to be added to the distribution list.

The 2023-2024 Grant Funding Cycle will OPEN for applications on December 5, 2022. The City Council will be reviewing the Grants Advisory Commission's funding recommendations in May or June 2023. Applications will only be accepted through ZoomGrants.  Please use the link to access the City's ZoomGrants page. https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/2023_2024_CBF_REACH

2023-2024 Funding Cycle Calendar 

By August 31st of each funding cycle, Grant recipients must complete a summary report in order to continue to be eligible for future funding.

2021-2022 Annual Summary Report
2020-2021 Annual Summary Report

2013 Historical Assessment Report

In November 2012, the City Council approved a two phase comprehensive review of the grants process to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the current grants process for future policy recommendations. Phase 1 was the preparation of a Historical Assessment Report prepared by staff and a three-member subcommittee of the 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.

See the 2013 Grants Historical Assessment Report here.


2020 Community Needs Assessment

In April 2020, Koné Consulting prepared a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) for the City of 
Roseville which was Phase 2 of the recommendation. The CNA was designed to provide a relevant guide for the Grants 
Advisory Commission (GAC) recommendations and CBF and REACH funding decisions for years 
to come.  The recommendations were designed to be flexible and adaptable to our community 
needs. There was general consensus amongst stakeholders that grant funding priorities 
should align with the initial intention and the sale of the hospital.  
 
Based upon input received during the community workshops, stakeholders' vision for the 
future of Roseville was identified (in no particular order and identified in the outer blue ring 
in the diagram below) as: 1) improved access to safe and affordable housing for all, 2) a 
kinder, more inclusive & connected community; 3) improved physical, mental, and 
behavioral health and wellness, 4) more education and training opportunities for all ages; 
5) improved access to quality arts and cultural resources for all, and 6) increased access 
to healthier food options for lower income communities. 

Healthy community

On November 18, 2020 City Council approved new Implementation Strategies provided by the Grants Advisory Commission based on findings from the Community Needs Assessment by Kone Consulting. Changes include:

1.) Service categories 
2.) Funding priorities
3.) Collaboration
4.) Promoting outcomes
5.) Measuring success
6.) Scoring methodologies
                

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 Heather Blanco at (916) 746-1171 or Commission Liaison Trisha Isom at (916) 746-1239.