Responding to Emergencies

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

This page offers resources and guidance on how you can provide support during moments of emerging crisis and afterward. We are always heartened by the Sacramento region's response to emergencies and, as ever, we appreciate your generosity.

Fundholders with Donor Advised Funds: You can make a grant to the organizations mentioned below from your fund at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation or Yolo Community Foundation through the donor portal. Please contact Chelsea Fahr, Director of Donor Engagement, with any questions at or (916) 921-7723 ext. 2021.

Mosquito Fire

As you know, extremely dangerous wildfires are devastating many parts of  California, and donations from the public are needed to help offset the cost of the extraordinary response services that are required during — and will be necessary following — this emergency. One wildfire, the Mosquito Fire, is threatening the homes and welfare of residents in Placer and El Dorado counties and surrounding areas. 

Our colleagues at the Placer Community Foundation have established a fund to collect donations that will directly support to those affected and the recovery efforts.

Give to the placer county fund

Additinally, our collegues at the El Dorado Community Foundation have established a relief fund to support families there who have been, and will be, impacted by the Mosquito Fire in their immediate community.

Give to the el dorado county fund

In addition, many local organizations serve the impacted areas and are helping meet community needs. You can assist immediate recovery efforts by donating directly to nonprofits like the American Red Cross Gold Country Region, which is deploying people and supplies to provide relief, as safely as possible.

The impacts of wildfires like these cascade long after the flames are extinguished, even in communities beyond the fire-scarred regions. Breathe California Sacramento Region is one local organization whose services address some of the terrible consequences of wildfires. We encourage donors interested in discovering organizations that support causes they care about to visit GivingEdge, a database of local nonprofits that is searchable by keyword, mission category, and location.

Visit GivingEdGE

Crisis in Ukraine

The Sacramento region is home to one of the nation's largest Ukrainian communities. Many organizations with close ties to those communities, and nonprofits that welcome immigrants, have mobilized to provide emergency aid following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Though this list is not exhaustive of groups that are responding to the crisis on local or global scales, the following represent some of the capable entities working to provide assistance: