Responding to Severe Winter Storms

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

As you know, severe storms recently pummeled communities in and around the Sacramento region, resulting in loss of life, injury, and power outages. Donations from the public can help offset the cost of the services that are necessary to recover from this emergency.

Support Recovery & Preparedness Efforts

We have activated gifts to the Sacramento Region Disaster Relief Fund to support area nonprofits that responded to and are helping people and neighborhoods recover from the storms and flooding. 

Give to the Disaster Relief Fund

Recognizing that natural disasters disproportionately impact the most socially vulnerable in our community, we prioritize support for nonprofits that have deep roots and strong experience serving impacted communities — organizations like those we work with through a sustained partnership with California Office of Emergency Services, including American Red Cross Gold Country Region, Resources for Independent Living, ACC Senior Services, Sacramento SPCA, Sacramento Steps Forward, and Society for the Blind

Fundholders with Donor Advised Funds: You can make a grant to the organizations mentioned above 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.

Spread the Word

Listos California, a program of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, provides offers disaster preparedness guides in multiple languages to help you and your loved ones prepare for emergencies like floods and power outages. If you'd like, please amplify these resources with your networks to promote disaster preparedness. 

Get the Resources

The impacts of disasters like these cascade long after the storms end. Thank you for taking action to help our community respond now — and have the resources needed for recovery.