Sacramento Tree Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$52,081 raised by 222 donors

100% complete

$35,000 Goal

Since 1982, the Sacramento Tree Foundation has been engaging our community to plant and tend to over 1.5 million trees throughout the Sacramento region. 

We recognize the many ways that trees make our communities both livable and lovable, so we prioritize working with neighbors in under-canopied communities to make sure all neighborhoods can enjoy the benefits of our urban forest.

The health and vibrancy of our communities is directly linked to tree canopy coverage. Trees help to:

  • Improve public health and mental wellbeing
  • Protect our community from pollutants in the air and water
  • Provide shady places to play and recreate
  • Reduce temperatures and lower cooling costs
  • Honor the rich historical, social, and cultural diversity of our region 

By educating and engaging community members from all walks of life and from all neighborhoods, we ensure this precious resource enriches our entire region with the remarkable benefits of a thriving urban forest. Your support means a green, healthy, and equitable future where everyone benefits!


The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to grow thriving communities through stewardship of our urban forest.


The Sacramento Tree Foundation relies on the generosity of our donors to educate and engage our community to plant, protect, and value trees. Your support helps us steward the urban forest throughout its full life cycle, providing opportunities for community members to learn and get involved at every stage:

- Harvesting: Each fall, we gather the seeds that will reforest our region! With your help, we train volunteers to harvest 10,000 acorns each year to replant our region's native oak woodlands while learning about our local ecology.

- Sowing: After the acorn harvest, we distribute seedling-growing kits and educational materials to elementary school classrooms and youth organizations to inspire the next generation of tree stewards. Thanks to your generosity, these children witness the lifecycle of our urban forest and play a pivotal role in reforesting our native oak habitats.

- Planting: Every year, thousands of volunteers and community members help us grow a more livable and lovable Sacramento by helping us plant more than 12,000 climate adapted trees throughout the region. We need your help to grow our urban forest, especially in under-canopied communities, to ensure that Sacramento is the City of Trees for everyone!

- Tending: Throughout a tree’s life, it will need stewards in order to grow strong and provide the benefits to a community. We educate our community about tree care and steward trees to ensure we are growing a healthy urban forest that will thrive for generations to come. Your support provides free educational workshops and training to our community, helps irrigate, mulch, and tend to growing trees, and trains community scientists to stop the spread of Dutch elm disease.

- Reclaiming: We honor Sacramento’s fallen trees by keeping them out of the landfill and giving them a second life as live edge slabs and dimensional lumber. This process honors their legacy and continues to sequester carbon even after they have fallen. Your support completes the full life cycle of our urban forest and extends the beauty and carbon sequestration value of trees beyond their natural life.

Equity Statement

Our healthy forest is a diverse one.

Our mission is to grow thriving communities through stewardship of our urban forest. We seek to honor the diversity and roots of this region by prioritizing equity internally and externally. We bring our whole selves and celebrate one another. From seed to slab, we work with communities to create livable and lovable communities for everyone.

And by everyone, we mean everyone.

Organization Data


Organization name

Sacramento Tree Foundation

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Year Established


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Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, Technology, Space: Office or Other, In-Kind Donations, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, General population

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


6011 Midway Street
Sacramento, CA 95828

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

Sutter, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US

Placer, CA, US



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