VITA Academy

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$8,964 raised by 79 donors

90% complete

$10,000 Goal

VITA Academy fulfills its mission through three concurrent programs:
1. Youth Education Programs: Inaugurating instrumental and vocal instruction based on novel methods that promote development of life skills and teamwork in at-risk populations.
2. Internship Programs: Assisting emerging young performers (collegiate and post-collegiate) to develop skills for presentation, pedagogy, public engagement, and arts advocacy in formats that serve their community and establish a successful career path.
3. Performances: Partnering with other area organizations and artists to offer professional quality instrumental and vocal performances in formats that engage new audiences with innovative programs.

Giving Activity


VITA Academy seeks to sustain and grow music's relevance in our region by partnering with musicians, non-profits, and schools to create innovative concert and education programs - utilizing its programs to develop emerging professional musicians to become effective teaching artists - equipped to educate as well as perform.


Funding to expand current programs and seek new opportunities, including the Four Freedoms Youth Arts Competition.

The Crocker Art Museum and the VITA Academy host a competition for students ages 12-20 to share their artistic visions of The Four Freedoms, outlined by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and memorialized in the famous Rockwell illustrations.

Freedom of Speech • Freedom from Want • Freedom of Worship • Freedom from Fear

The competition is open to students in Northern California and includes students who are enrolled in public schools, private schools and home school. Students are invited to create a broad re-imaging of the Four Freedoms reflecting greater cultural, religious, ethnic and gender diversity.

Funds are needed for prize money for the young artists and honoraria for teaching artists mentors.

Other VITA programs include the Great Composers Chamber Music Series, Youth Chamber Music Workshops and CalCap Chamber Music Workshop.

Additional funding is needed to meet the basic needs of insurance and supplies to empower us to focus on dynamic programs.

We are a volunteer organization and welcome those who would like to join in our efforts.

Equity Statement

VITA Academy is dedicated to removing barriers – economic, cultural, geographic and others - to the creation and experience of the arts by all.

We recruit for diversity in all aspects of our programs, including institutional leadership, program leadership, teaching artists, programming, participants and audience.

In our many programs focusing on youth, we strive to address equity in the arts now – thus building solutions for the future.

Organization Data


Organization name

VITA Academy

Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$50,001 - $100,000

Organization Need

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

Demographics Served

Asian/Pacific Islander, General population, Black/African American

Counties Served

Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


200 P St. B-31
Sacramento, CA 95814

Service areas

El Dorado, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US





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