April 2020
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

The 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.

Apply now to the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Relief and Loan Advance . Small businesses, including non-profit organizations and self-employed individuals are eligible.

The Freelancer's Union 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.
Link to apply: https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/ (Applications are set to open April 2; please check the link for more info)

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

Sacramento Creative Economy Video Meeting (Hosted by The Atrium) *The next Creative Economy Meeting will be Thursday, April 9, 5:30pm.

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! - Melissa


I’ve been making masks to send to Masks4Medicine . - Diana


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? - Susanna