Northern California Herpetological Society

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

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$2,000 Goal

The Northern California Herpetological Society was established in 1982 and is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting the well-being of reptiles and amphibians through Education, Conservation, and Rehabilitation. 

NCHS is dedicated to providing information and increasing public knowledge about the proper care and husbandry of reptiles and amphibians in captivity. We strive to achieve this goal through our educational monthly meetings and community outreach events. Monthly meetings are free, open to the public and hosted for those interested in herpetology!

We give out yearly Conservation Grants to students of all ages to aide in their pursuit of research projects that coincide with our mission statement. We give grants to students all the way from Kindergarten all the way up to PhD Candidates! 

We run a successful Adoptions and Rehabilitation wing of the organization as well. We bring in a variety of reptiles and amphibians, for many reasons. We then get them medical attention if needed, and work to find forever homes for them! 


The Northern California Herpetological Society's mission is to promote the well-being of reptiles and amphibians through Education, Conservation, and Rehabilitation.


Funds are needed to provide Vet care for the animals that are relinquished to NCHS.

We are also in need of funds to provide our foster care volunteers with the necessary resources to give proper care to the animals while in their care. Items that need to be funded include food, caging (including heating and lighting supplies), cleaning and disinfecting supplies.

NCHS is looking for Foster Volunteers. Membership with an active status is required to become a Foster Volunteer.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Northern California Herpetological Society

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Animal Related

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Other, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Animals, General population

Local Counties Served



P.O. Box 661738
Sacramento, CA 95866-1738

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US



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