The Foundation granted a record $19.2 million to nonprofits and students in 2020, thanks to the generosity of area donors who gave during a time of incredible need.
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 $52 million for local nonprofits over the past eight 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.