Natomas Arts and Education Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$9,598 raised by 36 donors

64% complete

$15,000 Goal

The Natomas Arts and Education Foundation (NAEF) was founded in 2001 to ensure students are exposed to and participate in the arts. The Board and members of NAEF are deeply committed to supporting arts and believe that the creativity and passion accessed through art are essential to a complete education and a rich and vibrant community. Over the years, in conjunction with the local school district and numerous community partners, NAEF's greatest contribution has been the establishment of the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center (BPAC). This $8 million, 14,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art performance space is dedicated to offering dynamic programming that inspires, challenges, and empowers audiences of all ages.

NAEF has also sponsored a broad range of national and international performances staged at the BPAC, ranging from the Created Equal film series to original, stunning performances by the Bejing Opera Institute. Additionally, through a large assortment of grants, cash donations, matching funds, and partnerships, NAEF is helping to promote and support the arts in the Natomas area. Whether it be a large grant for construction of a theater, or grants for education and art related projects in the area, NAEF is striving to provide unique opportunities to ensure access to arts in our schools and community.


The mission of the Natomas Arts and Education Foundation (NAEF) is to promote education reform and the arts in the greater Sacramento community through support of Natomas Charter School and local education initiatives.


-NAEF's ability to help fund teacher grants awarded each semester

-New music programs

-Support for additional facilities at Star Academy and Blackrock campuses

-Materials for Visual Arts Department

-New instruments for the Instrumental Music Department

-Costume and props for Theatre Arts and Dance Departments

-Microphones and other equipment for the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center

-Classroom equipment and books

-Funds for field trips and regional competitions

-Senior projects including materials for the murals on all of our campuses

Organization Data


Organization name

Natomas Arts and Education Foundation

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Organization Need

Technology, Funding: Program, Volunteers, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

Youth & Children

BIPOC Leadership

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Local Counties Served



4600 Blackrock Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US





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