Downtown Sacramento Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$2,280 raised by 7 donors

15% complete

$15,000 Goal

Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) was created in 2011 to foster civic pride through the improvement of the social and physical environment and to encourage entrepreneurship and groundbreaking activations in Sacramento’s central social district. 

Most notably, DSF is recognized for establishing the Calling All Dreamers business incubator that supports the next generation of small businesses. The program provides guidance, resources and mentorship to unique business concepts who look forward to opening a storefront in the heart of downtown. The Calling All Dreamers program has helped 20+ winners and participants open shop, including: 

·      Dipped N Color Splat Studio

·      Cerealism 

·      Flora & Fauna Provisions

·      Pizza Supreme Being

·      Nash & Proper 

·      Neo Escape Rooms 

In addition, the foundation believes in meaningful projects to enhance downtown for residents and visitors of Sacramento. From mobile infrastructure in Cesar Chavez Plaza, Spirit Wings public art installation lining The Kay, and the new Old Sacramento Waterfront Iconic Sign, a project funded in part by Big Day of Giving in 2021.  DSF is committed to enhancing the district with long-term activations, including a current beautification project for the I Street gateway, which welcomes visitors to downtown Sacramento.

Your support will aid in our efforts to revitalize areas of our district and encourage more entrepreneurs to make downtown Sacramento their destination of choice.

The DSF is administered by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.


Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who live, work, and play in downtown Sacramento.


The I. Street Gateway acts as a welcome to Sacramento to all visitors coming in off the freeway – often times it is their first introduction to our city.

With your donation, we'll be able to create a welcoming entryway to the region's social and economic hub.

Equity Statement

Downtown Sacramento Foundation is committed to building an inclusive and diverse place for the people who live, work, play and visit downtown Sacramento.

Organization Data


Organization name

Downtown Sacramento Foundation

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Year Established


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Mission Category

Economic Development

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Program, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

General population

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


980 9th Street, Suite 200 Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US





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