Kiwanis Family House

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$73,416 raised by 134 donors

98% complete

$75,000 Goal

The original Kiwanis Family House was opened in June, 1984. The original facility opened with seven bedrooms and one community kitchen. As demand for our services grew, the facility was expanded by an additional six bedrooms in 1989. Kiwanis replaced the original House with a new 32-bedroom facility on the UC Davis Medical Center campus in 2006. In addition to housing families within five minutes of their hospitalized loved ones, the Kiwanis Family House offers emergency food supplies and clothing to needy families.

The facility serves as a 'home away from home' for those families who must travel for their critical medical services. For them, the Kiwanis Family House becomes their second home for a few days, weeks, or even months while their loved ones, child or adult, are nursed back to health. The Kiwanis Family House offers inexpensive family accommodations, with individual bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms, laundry facilities, free internet access, free parking, spiritual counseling, and shuttle bus service to the hospitals.


The mission of the Kiwanis Family House is to build a supportive, healing community around families who are impacted by medical emergencies. We do this in collaboration with our medical partners at UC Davis Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital for Children- Northern California.

Our vision is to create a place of respite that does not burden families financially while they care for their seriously ill loved ones.


Facilities improvement to better serve our guests: We are actively fundraising to make KFH a home-away-from home for families who are staying with us through their medical journey. This year, we want to support the whole journey for our guests and raise unrestricted funds for improvements to the guest experience as they arise. This includes the purchase of the everyday items we use at KFH, and funds to host family game nights, special meals, and other enrichment goals we have in mind.

Rent support for families in need: Each year, Kiwanis Family House serves families who have little to no ability to pay for their stay. We believe that being able to stay at KFH at a reduced fee, or no fee, improves health outcomes for people who may be facing significant financial barriers. Last year, Kiwanis Family House provided nearly 3000 bed nights for free to our guests. Typically, (in non-covid times) this can be upwards of 5000 nights of free stays to our guests. We are looking for support for our families, for one night at a time at a rate of $50.00 per night.

Organization Data


Organization name

Kiwanis Family House

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Year Established


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Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$500,001-$1 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Other, Funding: Program

Demographics Served

Seniors, Low-income individuals/families, General population

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo


2875 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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