Sacramento Region Community Foundation

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Since the Sacramento Region Community Foundation was founded in 1983 by local leaders, it has been the region's primary provider of philanthropic services. Like other place-based community foundations, the Foundation promotes philanthropy that is visionary, strategic, and inclusive, making it a catalyst for transforming the region.

Members of our youth-led grantmaking program meet at the Foundation officeWe manage nearly 700 charitable funds for local families, businesses, and nonprofits. Annual grants awarded to nonprofit organizations from our charitable funds have grown from over $272,000 in 1983 to nearly $24 million in 2023. Our grants have totaled more than $250 million since the Foundation's inception, making us, with our fundholders, a leading grantmaker in the region.

In some ways, our work is simple: We partner with people who care to transform the capital area for good, for all. But the challenges we address through our work are complex and tackling them in ways that make meaningful impact requires the vision to spark action and the commitment to sustain it. Our donors have been pivotal partners in this work. Their insights into our community's needs helped craft our ongoing initiatives and they continue to empower us to focus the Foundation's resources where they will have the greatest impact on the quality of life in the four counties served by the Foundation: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo. To learn more about opening a charitable fund at the Foundation, please visit our website.

Giving Activity


The Sacramento Region Community Foundation leads, serves, and inspires enduring philanthropy for a just and vibrant Sacramento region.


Guided by our mission — and anchored in our commitment to foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive Sacramento region — we are moving the capital area forward in areas where we know strategic philanthropy can be a catalyst for change: Helping grow local giving and strengthening the nonprofit sector, closing gender and racial gaps in access to higher education, strengthening the food system that feeds our region’s hungry, and fostering a vibrant creative ecosystem.

The root issues of inequity are not new. At the heart of many of today's harsh realities are complex social and economic factors that continue to limit equal opportunities for people of color, for low-income individuals and families, and for so many in our community who encounter barriers when they should encounter pathways. By working together, we can affect change and build a more equitable Sacramento region. Gifts to the Foundation through our GivingEdge profile are directed to support our collaborative efforts to advance equity and enhance the quality of life for all in our region.

Equity Statement

As the capital area’s community foundation, we recognize that how we show up for local communities today will shape the future of our region. Ensuring the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated in the Foundation’s policies, processes, and programs is a key priority in our Strategic Roadmap. We know this will take a lot of listening, learning, and community-building to get right, just as we know it is essential to advancing our mission in the Sacramento region.

Among other activities, we are ensuring our grantmaking and leadership efforts are guided by the communities we serve — particularly by the people closest to the complex challenges that face the capital region — and committing resources to help our partners drive meaningful change, like the grants we direct through our Impact Fund. To learn more about our Strategic Roadmap and our DEI-related objectives, please visit

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Organization Data


Organization name

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Year Established


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Mission Category

Philanthropy & Grantmaking Organizations

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo


955 University Avenue, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95825

Service areas

El Dorado, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US



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