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 officeThe Foundation manages 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 more than $24 million in 2022. Our grants have totaled more than $225 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 Strategic 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.