Capitol Creative Alliance

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$8,413 raised by 72 donors

100% complete

$7,500 Goal

Who We Are:

At Capitol Creative Alliance (CCA), we believe in the transformative power of creativity. As a nonprofit arts organization nestled in the heart of Sacramento, our mission is clear: to connect and empower our vibrant community of creatives. We're dedicated to fostering a dynamic environment where education, inspiration, and connections flourish, enriching not only the lives of individuals but also elevating the cultural and economic landscape of our region.

Who We Serve:

From aspiring students honing their craft to seasoned professionals making waves across industries, CCA is a haven for all stages of the creative journey.

How do we serve them? Through innovative programs tailored to community engagement and empowerment:

  • Ascenders Academy - A 6-month Mentorship Program for entry-level creative professionals to gain skills and community relationships that either take them to the next level of their careers or provide invaluable support to enter the workforce.
  • Creativity Speaks: Our acclaimed salon-style speaker series is more than just an event; it's a celebration of local talent and a catalyst for inspiration. From chefs to fashion designers, we spotlight the diverse voices shaping our creative landscape
  • Creative Internship Program - A semester-long program for students pursuing creative careers. Students gain practical career experience  on a variety of design, marketing, fundraising, and research projects with our organization. They receive supervised, formal training, mentorships, networking opportunities, and a co-working membership at our headquarters, The Urban Hive.
  • Design Week Sacramento - An annual celebration of our community and business owners as a culmination of all our programming. 
    Throughout the week, we offer Lectures, Panels, Workshops, Networking Events, Studio Tours, and more. All events are hosted by our local design community to improve awareness of and access to the diverse careers that make up our creative economy. This year's Design Week will be our 6th year.
  • Membership Platform - Allows us to offer our programming year-round to our members. 
    Community members can access our services, including our Job Board, event recordings, and our DEIA resource library while connecting and networking with like-minded individuals to build their community.

Our 2024 achievements speak volumes:

✨ Two successful Creativity Speaks events, captivating over 100 attendees.

✨ Stipends provided to our esteemed speakers, valuing their contributions to our community.

✨ Strategic partnerships forged with key players like Golden 1 Credit Union, The Film Squad, and more.

✨ Advocacy efforts championed at the Arts & Culture Summit, amplifying the voice of our creative workforce.

Join us as we continue to champion creativity, spark innovation, and build a brighter future for Sacramento and beyond. Together, let's unleash the power of imagination and make magic happen.


Our mission is to connect and empower Sacrament's creative community.


We need to improve our organizational capacity so that our systems and processes are built in a way that we can all thrive in our organization, and that our organization can continue to thrive.

We also need sustainable funding that will allow us to appropriately pay our staff, pay our speakers and event hosts, and to pay the creatives that we work with.

​Our office is secured for a limited time. We need funds to secure it for the full year.

With our current funding, we are only able to host the internship program for one semester a year. Our goal is to host the program for both the Spring and Fall semesters.

Equity Statement

Our aim at Capitol Creative Alliance is to champion and inspire the creative community to build a thriving Sacramento Region. We create awareness of, and accessibility to, design paths and the regional workforce. We empower designers from different communities, identities, and experiences to create a stronger and more creative environment and build a network of mutuality. We believe that everyone is an expert based on their lived experiences, and we all have unique and illuminating contributions to bring to the creative process and our larger community. We implement free or sliding scale programming to include inclusive opportunities for underrepresented youth and emerging BIPOC and LGBTQ+ designers.

Our effectiveness depends on diverse partnerships, achieving just and equitable relationships that cultivate mutually respectful engagement. Internally, our organization takes the relational approach to our various initiatives: job placement, education and workforce programs, community outreach and networking. Promoting diversity both within and beyond CCA, in our leadership and in the members and partners we work with, is critical to upholding our values and achieving our goals toward a dynamic and equitable future.

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

Online Event

Become a Member!


Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

Capitol Creative Alliance

other names

Design Sacramento

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$50,001 - $100,000

Organization Need

Funding: Program, In-Kind Donations, Space: Office or Other, Technology, Board Members

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Local Counties Served

Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1007 7th Street #413
Sacramento, CA 95814

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US



Social Media