Placemaking: DSF is raising funds to support fabrication and installation of an iconic neon sign at the Old Sacramento Waterfront.
Fabricated by Sacramento-based Pacific Neon, the unique new 26-foot high landmark sign atop the California State Railroad Museum will greet visitors as they approach downtown on Interstate 5 and celebrating the city's innovative spirit and original waterfront neighborhood.
Placemaking Programs all over the world have demonstrated tremendous success by increasing community engagement, supporting local creatives, and yielding strong economic returns. Creating and enhancing our community's sense of place is vital to the long-term health of our community and the economic health of our region, and DSF's Placemaking Program creates a path towards achieving these goals.
Each year, DSF hosts a retail storefront competition to provide counseling, guidance and monetary support for an entrepreneur to open the store of their dreams in downtown Sacramento. The competition, Calling All Dreamers, needs in-kind services to help open and sustain the first year of business, including:
Placemaking: In-kind services that can support programming and physical improvements that grow downtown's energy and culture are needed, these include:
- Paint/supplies for murals
- Construction/landscape materials
- Marketing & communications
Homeless Outreach Services:
Funds support Homeless Outreach support to identify homeless persons and connect them with local community service programs, care and permanent housing.