The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento has twelve sites throughout the Sacramento region touching the lives of over 5,000 youth ages six to eighteen each year. Neighborhood clubs provide a safe place where young people can grow and learn, where professional caring adult mentors are there every day to guide them through life’s challenges and where they can get help with homework, make new friends, learn to make good decisions and participate in a variety of positive programs and enriching activities. Membership fees are kept low – only $15 a year – so that no child is ever turned away. For over a century, clubs have provided a safe refuge, hope and opportunity to thousands of young people from all walks of life. Great Futures Start Here.
CASA volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates for children--trained community volunteers appointed by a judge as officers of the court who speak up for the best interests of children and youth before Sacramento County's Juvenile Court. Advocates help to humanize the often frightening and confusing child welfare and legal systems for our children. We lift up children's voices and their lives by making a difference, once child at a time.
The CCHAT Center-Sacramento is an auditory/oral school for children, birth through eight years of age, who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our children use hearing aids and cochlear implants to listen and develop spoken language. With intensive classroom instruction and daily individualized speech therapy, sounds begin to take on meaning, children learn to think about what they are hearing and spoken language develops. All services are provided at no cost to the families that we serve.
The mission of Child Advocates of Placer County is to connect foster youth, at-risk youth and young adults with well-trained and caring adult volunteer mentors and Court Appointed Special Advocates.
City Year’s mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. It is through service that we can demonstrate the power and idealism of young people, engage citizens to benefit the common good, and develop young leaders of the next generation.
The Greater Sacramento Urban League, a traditionally African American organization, assists all people in achieving self-sufficiency and equality. They accomplish their mission through direct service, advocacy and education, and collaborative partnerships.
The Keaton Raphael Memorial's mission is to support children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.
PCA - Sacramento is striving to deliver twice as many workshops this year developing BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE. Endorsed by Dusty Baker, Austin Collie, Doc Rivers, Herm Edwards Ronnie Lott, Brandi Chastain, Ruthie Botlon and literally dozens of others, PCA workshops, laden with the latest performance based principles and techniques in sports psychology, transcend sports and make a major impact on young people's lives. PCA's content reinforces the rife life lessons in athletics that stick with our youth for the rest of their lives. PCA prepares our kids to be not only the best athletes that they can be but ultimately the best employees, leaders, neighbors, and citizens that they can possibly be.
Sacramento Covered is dedicated to educating, assisting and enrolling local families and individuals with health insurance and other public benefit programs in Sacramento County. Your health is our mission and we will not stop until Sacramento is covered.
Sacramento Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry based on Christian principles founded in 1985, is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International whose mission is to eliminate poverty housing worldwide and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience. Sacramento Habitat for Humanity is one of almost 1600 affiliates serving the United States and 90 developing countries around the world.
The Sacramento Kings Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to making a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of people in-need and at-risk in the Sacramento region.
Since 1985, the Sacramento Kings have been an important part of our community. Our civic and charitable involvement over the past 20 years has resulted in several million dollars of in-cash and in-kind donations to more than 200 community organizations. Since its inception, the Foundation has established more than a dozen programs designed to support our area nonprofits and the people in the community they serve.
Join the FAMILIES, FRIENDS, STAFF, and MENTORS of Sierra Forever Families as we raise money and community awareness through the Kings Foundation's sponsorship of RHYTHM 'N RIMS, a 5k community walk taking place on October 13 in downtown Sacramento. Create a team, join an existing team or make a donation using the links below. To make a donation or sponsor a specific individual, please click on the individual's name or the team name below. To make a general donation to Sierra Forever Families, click on the first link in the right-hand column. If you wish to make a gift of $100 or more, please send a check or money order made to RHYTHM 'N RIMS with SFF in the memo to 8928 Volunteer Lane, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95826. Thank you in advance for your generous support!
Society for the Blind's mission is to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and independently by building confidence through training, tools and mentorship.
Stand Up Placer’s mission is ending the legacy of abuse by providing survivors of domestic and sexual violence with services and resources, fostering communities where abuse is not tolerated. We are dedicated to the empowerment of survivors of domestic and sexual violence as they heal from trauma and create lives of strength and self-sufficiency. They access services that are vital to them, such as a 24-hour crisis line, an emergency safe house, transitional housing, therapy, and advocacy.Stand up with us and help to transform the lives of some of Placer County’s most vulnerable women, men and children by walking with us or and/or by donating to our team. Your support empowers survivors and changes lives.
Founded in 1936 by the Sisters of Social Service, Stanford Settlement is a private, non-profit social service agency serving area residents of all ages. Located in the Gardenland/Northgate neighborhood for the past 50 years, the Settlement provides a host of enriching services, including our Children's Program, which focuses on social development and fostering resiliency, our drop-in Teen Center that provides delinquency prevention for youth, our multi-purpose Senior Center that helps frail elderly stay in their own homes and avoid institutionalization, and a variety of neighborhood services. Stanford Settlement is part of the fabric of the community, because of the support of our neighbors, our staff, our volunteers, and our donors.