Impact Stories

Inspiring change through strategic philanthropy

Atthe Foundation, we focus on the underlying causes of local challenges, seek solutions with lasting results, and support the organizations that tend to the vital needs of the capital area — after all, creating the conditions for meaningful transformation is our specialty. We invite you to read about the impact about some of our recent grantmaking below.

Sacramento Region Disaster Relief Fund

As the capital region’s community foundation, we are uniquely positioned to respond to local emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Real Life Church of Galt

Real Life Church of Galt has used strategies advanced by our partnership with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to better ameliorate hunger in its community.

Empower Yolo

At a time when requests for services are on the rise, Empower Yolo experienced a reduction in the funding needed to provide those services. A grant from the Foundation helped close that funding gap.

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Opening Doors, Inc.

A grant from the Foundation allowed Opening Doors, Inc. to increase the services they offer to the refugee families they resettle in Sacramento County.

Keaton Raphael Memorial

There’s a story behind one local business’s Big Day of Giving matching gift to Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

After they arrive in Sacramento, refugee families rely on the emergency food system that a grant from our initiative is making more sustainable.

Dany, a Capital Area Promise Scholar

By investing in local students’ dreams, our Capital Area Promise Scholars program advances our community’s bright future.

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

In 2015, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center was surprised when a time-sensitive opportunity arose: the chance to purchase a mobile health unit. Receiving one of our first Immediate Need Grants allowed the Center to purchase the unit.


By creating a charitable fund through the Foundation, you can make a difference in this community – now and always.

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