UCP of Sacramento and Northern California

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$155 raised by 3 donors

1% complete

$18,000 Goal

UCP of Sacramento and Northern California is the leading provider of comprehensive services to children and adults with all developmental disabilities and their families. UCP works with 4,100 people a month in our eight-county area, empowering children and adults who-without support-would be isolated from community.

Each month, we serve children, adults and families living with more than 20 developmental disabilities in our eight-county area, which includes El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter, Butte, and Yolo counties. Our programs include adult day programs, independent living services, in-home respite care for families, summer camps for children, adults, and families, a new recreation program, and transportation.

UCP serves children and adults with more than 20 types of developmental disability, including autism (48%), intellectual disability (25%), Down syndrome, epilepsy and others (17%) and cerebral palsy (10%). The money raised in our service area stays in our community. In fact, 90 cents of every dollar is reinvested back into programs and services for children, adults and their families.


The mission of UCP of Sacramento and Northern California is to provide programs and services that improve the independence, productivity, and quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.


UCP of Sacramento and Northern California seeks unrestricted funding, which allows us the flexibility to meet the continuously changing needs of UCP's clients with developmental disabilities. As we all learned in the last couple of years, the environment that organizations like UCP must navigate to reach the people we serve can change rapidly, without warning. Every one of UCP's clients has their own unique needs and challenges to overcome. Unrestricted donations allow UCP to be able to quickly respond to new challenges and obstacles facing our clients. UCP is committed to using your donations exactly as they are intended - 90 cents of every dollar that UCP receives goes directly to programs and services for our clients.

UCP Adult Day Program:

The interactions and relationship building that Adult Day Program participants experience help them improve social and life skills, increase self-confidence and willingness to try new things, and reduce loneliness. These are critical to their emotional wellbeing and health.

Each of the 7 Adult Day Programs participate in Community Based Instruction activities, in which they go out into the community and do fun activities and learning. Program particpants often take public transportation.

We are seeking support to help ensure participants have access to public transportation passes along with funding to support the activities such as coffee dates, shopping explorations, bowling, museum visits, or movie theater visits.

UCP Recreation:

UCP launched the Recreation Department in 2022, filling a much-needed community need. Often times, children and adults with developmental disabilities are excluded from activities because of a lack of understanding or a lack of accessibility. The UCP Recreation program provides no less than one community activity ranging from museum trips to a day in the mountains or a day white water rafting. The Recreation activities are open to all individuals, no matter their special abilities.

In Addition, UCP's Saddle Pals Program is making a comeback!! We are very excited to reintroduce our adaptive therapeutic horseback riding program!

Your support for this program goes to ensuring that the cost to participate in an activity is not a limitation for families. Currently, UCP does not receive funding from the state for recreation activities and the programs are covered through individual or corporate donations or grants.

UCP seeks dedicated Board Members throughout the year who are passionate about creating opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities in our community. If you are interested in serving on UCP's Board of Directors, please contact Megan Laurie, Director of Development and Marketing at mlaurie@ucpsacto.org to schedule a tour.

Equity Statement

Inclusivity is at the core of our Vision, Mission, and Values. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. Our programs and services provide opportunities for the individuals we serve and our colleagues from all stages of life to connect, creating a welcoming environment for all.

Campaigns supporting this organization

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

In-Person Volunteering

UCP Volunteer Orientaton

UCP Admin Office

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

UCP of Sacramento and Northern California

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$10,000,001-$100 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, In-Kind Donations, Board Members

Demographics Served

Individuals with disabilities, Youth & Children

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


4350 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95841

Service areas

Yolo, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US

Nevada, CA, US

Placer County, CA, US





Social Media