International House Davis

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$8,613 raised by 74 donors

100% complete

$5,000 Goal

International House Davis has been building community, international understanding, and cultural connections since 1981. The initial goal was to serve international students and scholars at UC Davis and connect them with the greater local community. Today, I-House, as our beloved mid-century modern house is affectionately called, is a space for all community members to celebrate our common humanity, share cultural practices and traditions, engage with our differences, foster civic dialogue, and tackle global issues for a better tomorrow. At I-House, we believe that culture, community, and fellowship are the lifeblood of a healthy and vibrant city, region, and society. We envision a community where all people belong. 

I-House brings individuals and communities together to explore the global issues of our time and to celebrate culture through talks, workshops, seminars, lectures, and events. We operate from a lens of equity, inclusion, access, and diversity - striving to be at the forefront of conversations around social justice, climate change, and many other issues of global importance. The rich and diverse programming at I-House is anchored by our signature annual event, International Festival, a free all-day extravaganza of music, dance, crafts, and food from all over the world in Davis' Central Park. 

Giving Activity


International House Davis (I-House) connects people, experiences, and perspectives within a global framework. Our programs, classes, services, and events provide opportunities to learn about and experience cultures from around the world, while building connections within our diverse local community.


In 2022, I-House Davis gave International Festival back to the community for the first time in 3 years. This FREE festival features 6 hours of music, dance, crafts, and food from all over the world. BDOG support will enable us to put on this joyous, outdoor event on October 1st, 2023! Help us celebrate unity in diversity and share the incredible cultural wealth of our region.

Your support will enable us to pay for artists and technicians, supplies, and operations for this event, and allow us to keep it FREE for the public to enjoy.

I-Fest 2023 is the kick-off to our 2023-24 season of programs for our diverse community. Ongoing programs include gatherings of our International Parent Community, language conversation classes, and our English Practice Partnership Program. I-Fest support will allow us to rebuild our public music, art and humanities programs in 2023-2024.

I-House seeks volunteers who bring diverse talents and enthusiasm and lend their unique skills and expertise to growing the organization. We need event volunteers for I-Fest for everything from set-up to take-down!

Equity Statement

I-House Statement on Racial Equity:

International House Davis (I-House) is a social gathering space where people from all over the world come together. It is a place dedicated to embracing differences, cultivating joy, combating isolation, and creating a better future grounded in cultural equity. At I-House, our firm stance against racism, oppression, and injustice informs our work for dignity, justice, and belonging. We recognize that the history of slavery, colonialism, and racial inequity in this country disproportionately impacts people of color and affects the ability of all people to thrive. We are committed to addressing historic and systemic racism, striving to be an anti-racist organization, and providing a space to engage in safe and productive civic dialogue. In the face of continued social injustice, we feel it is more important than ever before to celebrate culture, diversity, community, and human connections.

Organization Data


Organization name

International House Davis

other names

I-House Davis

Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, Volunteers

Counties Served



10 College Park
Davis, CA 95616

Service areas

Davis, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US



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