Our Impact

Making a measurable difference in the Sacramento region

 At the Foundation, our goal is to set the stage for pivotal change in the Sacramento region. We create positive impact by focusing on the underlying causes of issues, asking the tough questions, and seeking long-term solutions with lasting results. We also do this by inviting key strategic partners and fundholders to join us and focus resources where they can have the greatest impact on the quality of life in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. At the Foundation, we bring engaged community members together to make measurable differences in some of our community's toughest issues.

Read stories of our impact in the community

View our 2017 Community Impact Report

Our Strategic Initiatives

After listening and learning from hundreds of people in the Sacramento region – including donors, civic and business leaders, nonprofit providers and advocates, and members of our board who represented a wide range of issues – the Foundation articulated four Strategic Initiatives, areas where we can play a significant leadership role, make catalytic investments, and partner with key stakeholders. We invite you to join us as we work together to create a community that we can all be proud of – now and always.

Philanthropy in the Social Economy

Leading to a More Generous Region

the Creative Economy

Fostering a Thriving Cultural Community

Preparing Students
to Succeed in the New Economy

Expanding Equitable Access to Higher Education

the Regional Food Economy

Leading to a Healthy, Accessible Food System

If you believe as we do that working together to forge upstream solutions is the best way to strengthen our region, please take a moment to learn about our four initiatives and browse some of our recently awarded grants to support the organizations in our community that have partnered with us in this effort.

Join Us!

We invite you to join us and help to make a difference in the Sacramento region – together – by donating to the Foundation’s Community Impact Fund.

Donate to Support Our Work

Remaining Responsive to the Needs of Our Region

Even as the Foundation focuses much of our own grantmaking to support the causes articulated in our Strategic Initiatives, we are committed to remaining responsive to pressing needs in our community. Our Capacity Building Micro Grants swiftly support programs that help organizations develop the skills, tools, and resources to respond to their communities' needs—and their organizations' needs—quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

Learn more about our CAPACITY BUILDING MICRO Grants