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Burton Fund Application

Asset forfeiture is a process that law enforcement uses, as part of the prosecutorial system, to redirect monies gained through criminal activity back into the community. The Health and Safety Code indicates a percentage of all asset seized funds must be specifically allocated to combat drug abuse and to divert gang activity for high risk elementary and secondary school-aged students. The Burton Fund has been set up as the mechanism to distribute these monies back into the Sacramento community.

These funds are potentially available for any programs involving educators, parents, community-based organizations and local businesses. All applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with local law enforcement agencies in the development and implementation of their programming. Priority selection will be given to organizations that have established programs with an imbedded evaluation component, or programs which have been proven effective. However, novel or innovative programs will also be considered.

The distribution of these funds is determined by a panel consisting of the County Sheriff, one police chief selected by the other chiefs in the county, the District Attorney and the Chief Probation Officer for the county.

Some of the current beneficiaries of these funds include:

  • Burning Bush Moments
  • Calvary Christian Center
  • Sacramento County Sheriff’s Activities League
  • Brother to Brother Mentoring, Inc.
  • Crime Victims United
  • Explorer Post 517
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento

If you are a local organization with a program to help combat drug abuse or to divert gang activity, we encourage you to apply. The applications will open on January 1st of each year and be available until April 30th. Once the application period closes, the panel will evaluate each application based on the above outlined criteria. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of July and the distribution of funds will follow notification. Year end reports will be due by July 1st of the following year.

Interested organizations can complete the application below. Please be comprehensive with outlining your program. A year-end report is requested from each of the selected organizations, along with photographs of the program from throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding the application process or the Burton Fund, please email

How to Apply

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Burton Fund Application

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