Sierra Service Project

$23,527 raised by 112 donors

59% complete

$40,000 Goal

Sierra Service Project (SSP)’s purpose is to build strong connections and resilience among communities, by equipping volunteers in home repair skills and community-based projects. Making necessary home repairs accessible to historically underserved residents allows communities to thrive and individuals to safely age in place. Inherent in the purpose is the specific involvement of youth and young adult volunteers.

In the past 20 years, SSP has grown significantly in terms of the regions and communities we serve, and the types of programs that we offer. We offer both year-round and weeklong summer programs in communities throughout the west. Our current partner communities are San Diego County, Sacramento County, Navajo Nation, and Del Norte County.

In 2022, our 47th summer of service, we returned to in-person service learning after two seasons away due to COVID-19. We had a very successful summer program: we completed 48 home repair projects, including fence repairs, wheelchair ramps, stairs, and roof replacements. We also fortified our strong working relationships with 23 community partners.


Building faith and strengthening communities through service to others.


We need funds for general operating expenses. In a typical year, unrestricted donations account for about half of all our income. In 2020, and 2021, that proportion was closer to three-quarters. As we work toward a return to our pre-pandemic volunteer registration numbers, SSP will continue to have a greater-than-usual dependence on donor dollars to complete our work.

We also maintain a small fleet of work vehicles (trucks and vans), most of which were donated to us. Some of them, in particular our tow-capable truck (used to transport tool trailers to site) are beginning to show their age.

Finally, we need tools. We equip our volunteers with a range of power tools, and we accept donations of new and gently used, contractor-grade tools.

We seek capable board members who represent the various communities we serve. Our organization needs diversity in its board – diversity of life experience, background, skills, religious affiliation, age, gender, and ethnicity.

Organization Data


Organization name

Sierra Service Project

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Mission Category

Youth Development

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers, In-Kind Donations, Board Members

Demographics Served

Individuals with disabilities, Seniors, Homeless/Underhoused/Unhoused

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Local Counties Served



1516 Del Paso Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US

Del Norte County, CA, US

San Diego County, CA, US

Apache County, AZ, US





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