Golden Rule Services

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Golden Rule Services (GRS) was founded in January 2000 by Clarmundo Sullivan in response to a gap in local culturally competent services provided to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities in Sacramento County.  In addition, Mr. Sullivan wanted to address the five determinants of health (poverty, unequal access to health care, lack of education, stigma, and racism) that contributed to a person's state of health.  Mr. Sullivan felt compelled to address the social, educational, and economic barriers that prevented BIPOC communities from obtaining accessible, affordable, and comprehensive services. GRS' original programmatic focus was local high-risk youth. GRS successfully secured multiple contracts with Sacramento Youth Peer Court, Sacramento County Probation, and Sacramento City Unified School District to provide life skills classes, anger management classes, mentoring and counseling services to high-risk youth. In August 2000, the Board of Directors of GRS expanded the agency's programmatic focus to health disparities by piloting a MSM HIV education and prevention project. Since then, GRS has evolved from a small HIV prevention pilot to one of the most respected, successful and award-winning BIPOC led and focused HIV prevention service providers in Sacramento County. GRS is now celebrating its 24-year of providing award-winning, high impact free HIV, STI, and HEP-C education, testing and prevention services in Sacramento County.


The mission of Golden Rule Services is to resolve health, education, employment, and criminal justice disparities within BIPOC communities through the provision of culturally competent programs and resources.


Golden Rule Services' welcomes individuals with professional backgrounds to join their Board of Directors. We encourage those with backgrounds in, or currently working in the fields of, law enforcement, education, employment development, social work, fund development, and marketing.

Golden Rule Services' welcomes and relies on volunteer support to leverage limited resources and provide a diverse range of services to benefit vulnerable community members in our area.

Golden Rule Services needs funding to support overall HIV/AIDS services and operations of the organization. Funds will primarily be used to provide direct services to our high-risk HIV-negative and HIV-positive clients. These services include rapid HIV antibody testing, STD screening, HCV testing, multi-session group-level prevention interventions, HIV prevention case management services, health benefit counseling, patient navigation services, PrEP education counseling, online and community health outreach, HIV-positive support groups, condoms, and harm reduction materials distribution. Lastly, funds will be used to pay for necessary operating expenses to ensure that the agency continues to service clients.

Golden Rule Services relies heavily on in-kind donations to leverage limited organization resources. GRS welcomes and appreciates a variety of in-kind donations including computers, printers, gift cards, transportation passes, clothes, food, office supplies, hygiene kits, harm reduction supplies, latex condoms and lubricants, health promoting brochures, printing, and office furniture.

Golden Rule Services is seeking funding for its Emergency Fund. The Emergency Fund is used to provide clients with limited funds to cover basic needs they cannot afford or are not available from other local providers. The non-restricted funds do not cover including temporary housing, transportation home, bus passes, utility bill assistance, I.D fees, limited co-pays and doctor visit assistance, eyeglasses and prescriptions, dental assistance, and groceries. Clients are informed the fund is a "payee of last resort" and must present invoices, bills and other verification to document their need. Once documented, GRS makes a payment on behalf of the client.

Equity Statement

Golden Rule Services, Inc., though established to address health, education, employment and criminal justice disparities within BIPOC communities through the provision of culturally competent programs and resources, is dedicated to providing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers, regardless of gender or gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

Organization Data


Organization name

Golden Rule Services

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Health Care

Operating Budget


Organization Need

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

Demographics Served

Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Black/African American

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


4433 Florin Road Ste 860
Sacramento, CA 95823

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US



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