Special Olympics Northern California

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$1,194 raised by 24 donors

12% complete

$10,000 Goal

Special Olympics Northern California uses sports to jumpstart change and spark joy!

Through the power of play, we unite people with and without intellectual disabilities to create a more connected community. Our programs transform athletes into leaders, and promote acceptance, unity, and respect throughout Northern California.

Special Olympics NorCal offers a variety of free sports, health, schools and leadership programs in the greater Sacramento area and beyond. We're proud to be a part of a global Special Olympics family of 200 countries, 5+ million athletes and countless volunteers, supporters and fans. 

Join our team and support people with intellectual disabilities in the greater Sacramento community!

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The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

The mission of Special Olympics Northern California is to create an inclusive community where people with and without disabilities can make connections, develop healthy lifestyles, achieve success, and experience the joy of sports.


All Special Olympics programs are offered free of charge to athletes and families, so we rely on support from our community to make it happen!

Throughout the greater Sacramento area and 40+ counties in Northern California, we serve thousands of athletes, students, families, volunteers, and coaches contributing to a diverse and united community. Here locally, we host multiple sports competitions (including Fall Games, basketball regionals and more), inclusive schools events, and health programs.

Come see your support in action on May 18 at the Folsom Spring Games! Athletes will be competing in swimming, tennis and track & field. Learn more at SONC.org.

Equity Statement

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the heart of all that we do at Special Olympics Northern California as we strive to promote unity and create a world where everyone belongs.

We value, celebrate and respect all differences, backgrounds and perspectives and understand that greater diversity and inclusion creates a stronger and more innovative organization that delivers better results as we work with the athletes in all communities.

Organization Data


Organization name

Special Olympics Northern California

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$10,000,001-$100 million

Organization Need

Board Members, Funding: Program, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Individuals with disabilities, Youth & Children

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1401 Halyard Avenue, Suite 100
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Yolo County, CA, US

Placer County, CA, US

Nevada County, CA, US

Sutter County, CA, US


(925) 944-8801

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