Folsom's Hope

$27,120 raised by 28 donors

100% complete

$20,000 Goal

Folsom's Hope serves a specific and essential community need. Without Folsom's Hope, no support programs are available to families in Folsom that provide educational, social and emotional support, including after school programming and one-on-one mentoring programs. Many student participants qualify for homeless program services and the free school breakfast and lunch programs. All of the students we serve struggle with academic performance. Programming is essential to target underserved at-risk youth. Participants in the programs face significant challenges including parent incarcerations, homelessness, transient lifestyles, and/or absent parenting. Our mission is to create relationship-based programming that meets students' educational, physical, social and emotional needs. Statistics show that children who are not given adequate resources early in their lives are two to six times more likely to vandalize, face criminal convictions, have teenage pregnancies, and fail to graduate. Folsom's Hope's community-based efforts seek to keep our participants from becoming part of these statistics.

Because Folsom has no Title I schools, we do not qualify for traditional grant funding for our programming. While we certainly have a need, the percentage of poverty at each of our school sites where our programming it held is not great enough to qualify for traditional grants. As a result, we depend solely on private/individual donors and business donors to help support all of our programming. Prior to Folsom's Hope providing this type of support programming, there were no programs in Folsom for at-risk students to meet these needs.


Folsom's Hope's mission is to care for children through academic, social, emotional, and recreational enrichment, as well as to provide tools to help strengthen their families. We exist to bring hope to the whole family by loving the whole child.


Donations for the coming Folsom's Hope Center. This family resource center will be located just adjacent to Theodore Judah Elementary School and will enable us to expand the after-school program at the elementary school to receive more kids. We will partner with other agencies to bring needed resources to our community and provide a "one stop shop" for families to come and receive the guidance and support they need to move from a place of dependency to a place of self-sufficiency. The total cost of Phase 1 of our building plans will be $2.5 million.

Folsom STARS After School Program - Theodore Judah Elementary School

$1,400: Fund one student for the STARS After School Program for the 2022-2023 School Year

$3,000: Fund recreation equipment, office supplies, club supplies, art supplies for Folsom STARS after school program for the 2022-2023 school year

$4,800: Fund daily snacks for students in the STARS After School Program for the 2022-2023 School Year

$3,400/month: Overhead costs to operate Folsom's Hope

JUMP, BAM & SMAK lunch-buddy mentoring programs needs loving adults to meet weekly with at risk students.

Volunteer tutors for the STARS after school programs.

Equity Statement

We believe that every child should have access to the same opportunities, despite socioeconomic differences. We advocate for the underserved in an effort to provide our students with access to opportunities they may not otherwise be able to participate in.

Organization Data


Organization name

Folsom's Hope

Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Youth Development

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Space: Office or Other, Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, Low-income individuals/families

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1100 Blue Ravine Road
Folsom, CA 95630

Service areas

Folsom, CA, US

Rancho Cordova, CA, US



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