SMUD’s Shine program is now accepting applications
Interested nonprofits must apply by July 15
SMUD announced today that the application period for its Shine program is now open. Shine is a community development program designed to improve and revitalize neighborhoods in the Sacramento region.
Shine awards will range from $5,000 to $100,000 and are very competitive. Any nonprofit organization—501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)—within SMUD’s service territory is eligible to apply. Shine awards are available at three funding levels: Spark (up to $10,000), Amplifier (up to $50,000) and Transformer (up to $100,000). Applications will be accepted through Monday, July 15.
While SMUD will consider a broad variety of potential projects, it is primarily interested in proposals within the following areas:
- Neighborhood revitalization or clean up
- STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
- Environmental, energy efficiency, energy conservation or greenhouse gas reduction
- General beautification
SMUD will be holding informational sessions to help nonprofit organizations maximize their submissions. Information sessions will be held at the SMUD Customer Service Center at 6301 S Street. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
In 2018, SMUD awarded more than $400,000 in Shine sponsorships to 21 local nonprofits. SMUD received a wide range of applications, and the selected projects were able to successfully demonstrate collaboration and the potential for broad neighborhood impact.
For more information about the SMUD Shine program, including a list of last year’s winners and a link to the 2019 application, visit smud.org/shine.