Athens Community Giving Program


Funds will be awarded quarterly in February, May, August, and November.

Application deadlines for each quarter are as follows: February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15.

Applications submitted that do not get awarded may resubmit for consideration the following quarter. All applicants are able to request funds as often as needed.

The winners and awarded amounts will be chosen at the discretion of Vesper Energy staff.

Applicant Criteria:

The nonprofit organization must be based in Placer County, CA or serve the people of Placer County, CA.

The nonprofit organization’s intent must benefit the people or institution of Placer County, CA.

Any awarded funds must be used exclusively in support of programs, efforts, or events directly related to Placer County, CA.

The nonprofit organization or group must be a registered entity with California and provide proof of a W9 tax form.

To apply please send an email with the application information and related documents to

  • Name:

  • Email:

  • Phone Number:

  • Nonprofit Organization Name:

  • Nonprofit Organization Address:

  • Required Materials and Questions:

    • What is your nonprofit organization’s mission?

    • What is the project to be funded and how will it benefit the community?

    • Who are the immediate recipients of the funds and what are their positions in this nonprofit organization?

    • What dollar amount are you requesting to support this project?

    • List of board members and roles

    • Completed W9 for the nonprofit organization