Rooted in Community

With our partners, we nurture strong roots in the community.

Literally, in the case of this story: Earlier this year, our Senior Program Manager, Monica, learned that the team at ACE Resource Network needed to find a home for a large tree they had secured as part of a mental health campaign. The tree had spent the winter months in front of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, where community members could hang heartfelt messages to support those struggling around the winter holidays. Now, it needed to be planted in a permanent place immediately.

"Having visited Food Literacy Center's new location recently, I knew they had a large open space that will become a community garden for the young people they serve — a perfect spot for the tree," Monica says. "I was so glad to connect the teams at these two organizations that I work with and admire."

Just a few days later, the tree was planted in its new home, where it's now providing shade to Food Literacy Center's activities — and standing as a testament to the power of community-rooted partnership.
Welcome to our Board of Directors!

We're honored to welcome Angela DePaoli, Matthew Jacobs, and Vince Sales to the Foundation's Board of Directors. Each of these leaders brings substantial professional expertise and community service experience to our work. To learn more about them, please visit our website.
Bargas Environmental Consulting
Everyday Impact Consulting
Meet Kelly, our new Chief Philanthropy Officer
We are excited to welcome Kelly Siefkin, CFRE, to the Foundation as our Chief Philanthropy Officer. A key member of our leadership team, Kelly works with fundholders and other partners to inspire charitable giving that strengthens the capital area.
What inspired you to enter the nonprofit sector?
My parents modeled philanthropy my entire life, which continues to shape how I make decisions, commit to causes, volunteer my time, and remain involved in my community. The importance of service was ingrained in me during my childhood, especially through my involvement in 4-H. My year of service in AmeriCorpsNCCC — cutting trails, building homes, and working in schools — helped solidify my desire to work in the nonprofit sector post-college. Now, I love serving the community through my work.

What does "Inspiring Philanthropy" mean to you?
Helping others see the impact they can make — with a financial donation, gift of time, or willingness to be an ambassador. Anyone can create change; they may just need a bit of inspiration.
Take a brief survey...and help your favorite local nonprofit!

Please take this one-minute survey to help us better understand our audiences and serve the Sacramento region. You'll be entered into a drawing to direct a $250 prize to the nonprofit of your choice during Big Day of Giving!
Getting ready for this year's Big Day of Giving

The Foundation's Big Day of Giving is just over a month away! Now's a great time to ensure Thursday, May 4, is marked on your calendar, and consider starting a fundraising page as an individual or together with your friends, family, or colleagues.
Local United Way awarded Inspire Giving grant

Congratulations to United Way California Capital Region for receiving the annual Inspire Giving grant, which we facilitate in partnership with the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation.
Grants to support animal welfare awarded

Eleven organizations were recently awarded grants from the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association Charitable Fund. Head to our Facebook page to see the full list.
Make a difference in the capital area: We're hiring!

We are seeking a highly skilled accounting professional with a passion for our mission to join the Foundation as Senior Accountant. Please learn more on our website, and share this position with talented people in your network!
Responding to severe storms in Monterey County

Severe winter storms have caused widespread destruction and hardship for many in Monterey County. Donations from the public can help offset the cost of the services that are necessary to recover from this emergency.
Grow your knowledge of charitable giving

We help local people and
businesses maximize the impact of their philanthropy. Please review the resources on our website to learn how we can help make your giving efficient, effective, and rewarding!
New Funds at the Foundation
In addition to anonymous funds, we are pleased to welcome the following charitable funds in 2023:

  • The M. Magdalena Carrillo Mejia Charitable Fund
  • BENT Sacramento LGBTQ+ Film and Arts Fund


  • Winters Education Foundation
  • Kathleen Barsotti Expendable Fund
  • The John and Lisa Hanks Baxter Fund
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has been the trusted steward of charitable assets, a community catalyst for meaningful change, and an advocate for shaping vital impact through philanthropy since 1983.

Our vision is a thriving and resilient region where generosity and collaboration create equitable opportunity, and our mission is to lead, serve, and inspire enduring philanthropy for a just and vibrant Sacramento region. 
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