Breathe California Sacramento Region

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$5,513 raised by 46 donors

55% complete

$10,000 Goal

Breathe California Sacramento Region, founded in Sacramento in 1917 as the Sacramento Society for the Prevention and Cure of Tuberculosis and then the American Lung Association of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, has been a champion in fighting for clean air, healthy lungs and the elimination of lung disease in the Sacramento Region for more than 100 years. It is one of the oldest and most active nonprofit agencies in the Sacramento area, committed to serving the lung health needs of the local community. Whether focusing on specific underserved communities and schools or building coalitions and consensus across political and business sectors to make positive changes, Breathe California Sacramento Region has made a lasting impact on the health and well-being of Northern California residents. Prevention, education and advocacy have proven to be successful strategies in the organization's long history.


Breathe California Sacramento Region is dedicated to healthy air and preventing lung and other air-pollution related diseases by partnering with youth, advocating public policy, supporting air pollution research, and educating the public.


Cash contributions, recurring giving, event sponsorship and bequests.

We welcome volunteers to help us realize our mission. Volunteer opportunities exist in the following areas: annual events; program internships; office assistance; education and advocacy.

We appreciate the following in-kind donations: event expertise (audio/visual), energy bars/foods for cycling fundraiser, electrolyte beverages, paper products/office supplies.

Kitchen supplies for our joint conference room.

Our Communications Department can often use extra hands in the area of marketing material development.

Equity Statement

(from our employee handbook)

Breathe strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, and we consider ourselves to be an equal opportunity employer. We make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We want to have the best available person in every job. Organization policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, gender, genetic information, genetic characteristics, gender identity, gender expression, religion, marital status, military status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.

In recruiting and selecting employees, the organization furthers the principles of equal employment by seeking talented and competent persons who are suited for a specific position by reason of training, experience, character, personality, intelligence and general ability. The organization does not consider an individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual preference, handicap, disability status, veteran status, military status, gender, genetic information, genetic characteristics, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected status in recruiting and selecting employees.

Organization Data


Organization name

Breathe California Sacramento Region

other names


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category


Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Volunteers, Other

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, General population

Counties Served

Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


909 12th St. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US

Yolo County, CA, US

Placer County, CA, US

El Dorado County, CA, US





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