Dear Sacramento Arts Community,
We are are working hard to gather as much resources and information as we can, and working with partners and organizations on a local and national level, to help with the impact COVID-19 has had on our creative community. Below is a short list of highlights, with
many more listed on our website
Relief Funds and Financial Assistance
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
is now accepting applications for a one-time rapid response to non-profit organizations in the Sacramento region. Funds will be distributed on a rolling basis.
is accepting applications for financial assistance to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs, such as food and utility bills.
A vetted list of relief funds
by Philanthropy California, an initiative between three organizations; the Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and the San Diego Grantmakers.
Please be sure to check our website frequently for more resources.
News and Information Updates
How We're Coping
Lastly, some staff members of OAC share how they are dealing with the stress of these extraordinary times. We hope you find something that inspires or helps you as well!
I spend time, whenever possible, interacting with plants and nature. On the weekends, I spend as much time as possible gardening with my hands deep in soil, planting or relocating plants and trees in pots or to new places in the ground. During this time of stress and worldwide health concerns, it gives me some sense of peace to see blooms on the trees welcoming Spring and the continued promise of new life and beauty in nature for yet another year to come
. - Donald
My family isolation recently includes binge watching Tiger King for entertainment and listening to Hay House's Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's podcast series for inner peace
. - Jennifer
Comfort food is one way to alleviate stress. Eating it - the best - but making it is a close second. I've been sharing recipes with family members across the country and got this one from my cousin in Seattle. We're Italian so it's one more take on meatballs. May not be the best meatball recipe ever, but it's simple and it comes from family. Feels important now.
1 1/2 cup ground beef
3/4 cp flavored bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Mix together; shape into meatballs. Place in 9" by 13" pan & bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and add to your homemade simmering sauce. Buon Appetito!
I've been having phone conversations with friends every day, as well as sending a lot of cards and letters. Who doesn't love getting fun mail?