Alchemist Community Development Corporation

Reviewed in 2022 by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$12,502 raised by 77 donors

100% complete

$12,500 Goal

Alchemist Community Development Corporation was founded in 2004. Since inception, Alchemist CDC has been dedicated to the intersection of equitable food systems and economic development. Our largest program facilitates the use of CalFresh (previously known as food stamps) at several farmers' markets in the Sacramento area. A second program area, Alchemist Kitchen, assists low-income and under-resourced food entrepreneurs with starting and growing food businesses. Finally, our Neighborhood Empowerment program works with local neighbors to support grassroots efforts to solve community problems and pursue visions of the common good.


We connect communities to land, food, and opportunities.


Donation Needs

$86 provides 1 hour of CalFresh and Market Match processing at a local farmers’ market. In 2021, we distributed more than $600 per hour. Every dollar you donate means $7 dollars spent by low-income neighbors on nutritious groceries from local farmers!

The entrepreneurs in our food business incubator program need additional tools to scale up their production and develop sustainable small businesses. We are looking to raise $10,000 to equip our incubator kitchen with an additional commercial blender, industrial food processor, and ice machine. There is also potential for in-kind donations of these items. Either approach will help these new local small businesses to thrive!

Our Pansy Avenue Community Garden Park is under construction and needs your support to finish strong. Your direct donation or your purchase of a brick at the Pansy Garden Park will help fund the final stretch of construction and allow us to improve the quality of the final amenities at the park. You can purchase a brick for between $75 and $300 at

Volunteer Needs

We are always in need of volunteers to help distribute CalFresh and Market Match nutrition incentives at local farmers’ markets. Volunteering at these markets is a great way to make a real difference for food access and food justice, as well as an excellent way to make friends and find community here in Sacramento.

As our programs continue to grow, we are increasingly forming committees focused on specific projects and needs. If you have expertise that may be helpful and relevant to our work, let us know and we can explore custom opportunities to help you put your expertise to work for the good of the Sacramento region. You may be surprised at the ways in which all sorts of skillsets and knowledge could fit with our work!

Are you interested in serving on our Board of Directors? Volunteering in one of the capacities mentioned above is a great way to learn more about Alchemist CDC and to potentially join the Board in the future.

Are you a student in need of a unique internship opportunity for your degree program? Let us know and we can discuss the potential for creating a customized internship that simultaneously serves the community and your educational and professional development.

Organization Data


Organization name

Alchemist Community Development Corporation

Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Operating Budget

$500,001-$1 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Board Members, Funding: Program, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Low-income individuals/families


4625 44th St. Ste. 33
Sacramento, CA 95820

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Sacramento, CA, US



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