Funding Guidelines


  • The Saba Foundation, established in 2018, is a private foundation incorporated under California law.
  • The Foundation accepts grant proposals from tax-exempt charitable institutions as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Members of the Board of Trustees meet semi-annually to review proposals.

Grantmaking Priorities

  • The Saba Foundation supports the acquisition, development and/or operation of parks and/or playgrounds for children.
  • The Foundation provides financial aid to children with developmental disabilities.
  • The Foundation supports efforts to prevent abuse and cruelty to animals.
  • The Foundation may support other charitable causes that are consistent with the founder’s wishes as laid out in her will.
  • The Foundation carries out its grantmaking in Sonoma County, CA.

Program Limitations

The Foundation does not:

  • Accept funding requests from individuals.
  • Assume any obligation to provide continuing support to grantee programs.
  • Make grants for annual drives, fundraising events, operating deficits or endowments.
  • Support sectarian religious activities or sectarian religious facilities.