During this year's Big Day of Giving, 587 nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised nearly $7.4 million from tens of thousands of donors, whose giving we analyze in this year's Report to the Community.
Our donors leverage their giving and strengthen their connections to our community through their charitable funds, which we tailor to meet their needs and philanthropic goals—because, at the Foundation, we know that our donors' giving is as unique as they are.
We specialize in bringing engaged community members together to make a measurable difference in some of this community's toughest issues – from creating a more generous region and fostering a thriving cultural community, to expanding equitable access to higher education and creating a healthy, accessible food system for all.
By establishing charitable funds at the Foundation to support the causes they care about, our fundholders create positive change in the Sacramento region. When local donors partner with the Foundation, they maximize the impact of their philanthropy and become catalysts for improvement in our community.
Thanks to the generosity of our fundholders, the Foundation is the Sacramento region’s largest grantmaker to the nonprofit organizations that serve and enrich our community. We are also proud to partner with those organizations during our annual Big Day of Giving, the 24-hour giving challenge and capacity-building program that has raised more than $30 million for local nonprofits over the past six years.
The Foundation and our fundholders are committed to helping local students pursue higher education. Offering over 40 scholarship programs – for first-generation college students, veterans, and students interested to studying trades, music, entrepreneurship, and more – our goal is to help the region’s students succeed.