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Making News

September 9, 2020
Syphax Receives Prestigious Award

Mort Friedman Civic Leadership Award honors his exemplary public service

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June 15, 2020
Foundation Awards Relief Grants to 118 Local Nonprofits

Awards focus on organizations impacted by COVID-19

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June 10, 2020
Northern California Pushes Forward on Census Outreach

Leaders spearheading efforts to mobilize Census participation across 17 Northern California counties are applauding the recent restart of US Census Bureau field operations as a key step toward achieving a complete count.

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May 8, 2020
Record-breaking $12 million raised through Big Day of Giving

Incredible display of generosity for local nonprofits demonstrated by donors in the Sacramento region

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April 20, 2020
Sacramento Region Nonprofits Readying for Big Day of Giving on May 7

​Donors can schedule their gifts to the organizations that critically need their support  

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In The News

September 21, 2020
'If you're not counted, you don't exist': Census efforts continue in Sacramento County

As The Sacramento Bee reports, the Sacramento County Complete Count Committee has adjusted to challenges with outreach efforts due to COVID-19 and wildfires, rushing to get everyone they can to fill out the census. Events promoting the census have turned out residents in “hard to count” communities.

September 3, 2020
As expenses and demand skyrocket, Sacramento Food Bank CEO worries about meeting local need

Sacramento’s regional food bank is sending out an SOS. The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services at exactly the time individuals and families need it most, reports The Sacramento Bee, and a grant from the Foundation is helping.

July 7, 2020
California Funders for Boys and Men of Color Awards $300,000 to 12 Organizations

 As part of a statewide effort to reduce barriers and improve opportunities for boys and men of color, philanthropic leaders from the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (CFBMoC) today announced an initial investment of $300,000 to 12 organizations focused on educational equity for boys and men of color in Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.

June 23, 2020
New storytelling initiative elevates the work of diverse Sacramento leaders

As The Sacramento Bee reports, in partnership with Sierra Health Foundation and others, we recently launched a new storytelling initiative celebrating the leadership, power and voices of boys and men of color, #HeretoLeadCA.

June 10, 2020
Organizations push to complete count as 2020 census operations resume

Our partners are stepping up efforts to contact hard-to-find community members in Sacramento following the resumption of census counting that was stalled during the coronavirus pandemic, reports The Sacramento Bee.

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