Arata Brothers Trust Grant

Arata Brothers Trust

Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $50,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Sacramento County, California

Location of residency: Sacramento County, California

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To enhance the quality of life in the Sacramento area by supporting systemic change through innovative and effective educational programs.

After over 35 years of grant funding in the Sacramento region, and following several years of strategic planning, the Trustees of Arata Brothers Trust have further defined the focus of funding activities. As a small family trust, we strive to generate the greatest beneficial effect for each dollar of grant money provided. To that end, our focus will be trained on funding educational activities aimed at an investment in future self-sufficiency and intelligence enhancement in all dimensions.


The trust was formed by three brothers, Andrew, Charles, and Frank Arata, who benefited from the Sacramento community through their successful grocery operation, Arata Brothers Grocers. This grocery business existed in the Sacramento area from the early 1900's until 1967. The trust began in 1979 after the death of the last of the brothers. Their two primary preferences were:

  • Grantees be located in the Sacramento area since the equity in the trust was from profits made in the Sacramento community.
  • Granting benefits to children should be a primary focus .

To date, the grants exceed $14,000,000, primarily to the Sacramento region.  

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  • All grant applications must include a copy of the applicant's IRS tax exemption letter.
  • Grant requests need to focus on the broad social value expected to be achieved with our grant funds

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