Charity Programs

You may choose to designate your contributions for a County of Sacramento non-profit organization. Donations to the following groups will be processed by United Way California Capital Region. Contribution codes and contact information for each County non-profit group can be found in the 2014 Employee Giving Campaign Community Resource Directory.

4-H Council Youth Development Program, Sacramento County

"Head-Heart-Hands-Health" 4-H Youth Development Program provides informal education to young people throughout the County. Conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension, the program builds citizenship, leadership and life skills in more than 1600 youth through clubs, camps, and science education programs. All funds generated through the Sacramento County Employee Giving Campaign stay locally and are managed by the Sacramento volunteers.

4145 Branch Center Rd. 
Sacramento,  CA  95827-3823 
Phone:  916-875-6530
e-mail: cesacramento@ucanr.edu
Web: http://cesacramento.ucanr.edu/4H
Tax ID #23-7327765

American River Natural History Association

"Bringing people to nature and nature to people" - American River Natural History Association (ARNHA) is a non-profit volunteer organization that now manages and operates the Effie Yeaw Nature Center located in the American River Parkway. ARNHA works to promote the public's understanding of the natural and cultural history of the region through the educational programs of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, publications and outreach programs. ARNHA sponsors a number of educational events year round, curriculum enrichment programs for schoolchildren, Nature Day Camps, weekend programs for all ages, habitat improvement projects, Nature Fest, Bird & Breakfast, and the American River Wildlife Count. ARNHA is supported primarily by donations, memberships, grants, and volunteer activities.

P.O. Box 241
Carmichael, CA 95609
Phone: 916-489-4918
Web: www.arnha.org  
Tax I.D.# 94-2766075

American River Parkway Foundation

The American River Parkway Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) not for profit agency, which each year coordinates the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who contribute thousands of work hours to maintaining and improving the Parkway. Volunteers work to restore the native habitat and vegetation, improve public safety, reduce the threat of fires and increase the public’s stewardship of the Parkway. The mission of the American River Parkway Foundation is to support the preservation and enjoyment of the American River Parkway by fostering environmental education, stewardship and volunteer opportunities.

5700 Arden Way  
Carmichael CA  95608 
Phone:  916-486-2773
e-mail: info@arpf.org 
Web: http://www.arpf.org
Tax ID #94-2881344 

Animal Care and Regulation TEAM - Teaching Everyone Animals Matter

Contributions to TEAM will help fund many important projects designed to benefit the animals at Sacramento County's animal shelter. Donations are used to support the foster care and adoptions of shelter animals through purchases of such things as medical care, corrective surgical procedures, food, adoption cages and other supplies. Financial assistance helps TEAM offer shelter animals second chances. .  

P.O. Box 279168 
Sacramento, CA  95827 
Phone: 916-876-PETS (7387) 
Web: http://team4animals.org/
Tax ID #91-1825374

Bruce Verhoeven Foundation

The Bruce Verhoeven Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in memory of Bruce R. Verhoeven, a Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff who was killed during the performance of his duties December 4, 1973. The Foundation was incorporated on May 23, 1975 as a tax exempt charitable organization. All nine directors are either current or retired employees of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, representing both sworn and non-sworn personnel. The purpose is to assist local members of law enforcement and their families who demonstrate a real and substantial need due to death, major illness or other life-changing situation. The monies disbursed are grants, not loans, and we do not request repayment.  

PO Box 160923 
Sacramento,  CA  95816-0923
Phone: 916-704-1385
e-mail: bod@verhoevenfoundation.org 
Web: www.verhoevenfoundation.org
Tax I.D.#94-2310800

CASA of Sacramento County - Making Memories

Making Memories is a program of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Sacramento County which provides foster children in Sacramento County with the “little extra's that are so important to a child. Opportunities like summer camp, after-school sports, senior proms, school pictures, field trips and other extracurricular activities. Donations are administered by CASA Sacramento in collaboration with Sacramento County Child Protective Services. The program received initial funding from the Junior League of Sacramento.  Last year, Making Memories provided funding to over 120 children to participate in special enrichment activities and helped to create memories that will last a lifetime!

PO Box 278832 
Sacramento, CA  95827 
Phone: 916-875-7158
Web: www.sacramentocasa.org
Tax ID #68-0257139

DHHS-Child Protective Services - Supporters of ILP (Independent Living Program)

The program provides services to current and former foster youth between the ages of 16 to 21 years in developing the skills and obtaining the services necessary for a successful transition to independence. The areas of focus include basic living skills, health, education, employment and housing..

P.O. Box 269057
Sacramento, CA  95815
Phone: 916-874-9308
Tax ID #23-7412588

Gifts from the Heart Program

The Gifts From The Heart (GFTH) Program is an annual holiday gift-giving program designed to provide gifts to children, teens and senior clients served by the Divisions of Child Protective Services and Senior and Adult Services. Since its inception in 1988, the program works with over 100 community partners each season to sponsor over 3,600 children, teens, and senior clients for holiday gifts. The Department of Health and Human Services appreciates the continued participation and support given to the GFTH Program by our wonderful community partners and volunteers. Our community partners are comprised of business entities, government agencies, faith-based organizations, service groups, professional groups, private individuals, and families.

7001-A East Parkway, Ste. 1000 
Sacramento,  CA  95823 
Phone: 916-875-2027 
Contact: Tammy Liu, Program Coordinator
Tax ID #94-6000529

Human Assistance PART - People and Resources Together Foundation

People and Resources Together (PART) Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed to provide planned promotion, awareness, understanding, participation, and support for the County of Sacramento, Department of Human Assistance's (DHA) community services and assistance programs. PART supports 35 programs, such as: foster grandparent, senior companion, scholarship fund, retired and senior volunteer, DHA volunteer/intern, and many other special projects. Your donation can be undesignated, or it can be directed to a specific program. If you wish to direct your donation to one of the programs, you must first donate to PART in the Employee Giving Campaign. Next, you use the "instructions for donations to People and Resources Together Foundation" form to make your selection. If you have not been provided this form, then contact us at (916) 874-2671.

2433 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 916-875-3636
Tax I.D.#68-0416648

Meals on Wheels by ACC

The mission of Meals on Wheels by ACC is to support and maintain the independence and dignity of older persons in their homes and communities and to prevent their premature institutionalization through the provision of a nutritious noon meal 5 days a week.

7311 Greenhaven Drive, Suite 190
Sacramento, CA 95831
Phone: 916-444-9533
Web: www.mowsac.org 
Tax ID #30-0610870

Pathways to Recreation, Inc.

Pathways to Recreation, Inc. was formed to develop and cultivate a wider public awareness of the need for recreation and leisure services for people with disabilities. Pathways provides financial, volunteer and educational support to Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS), which enables TRS to provide quality therapeutic recreation programs; expand services to people with disabilities; and stay abreast of changes in the field of therapeutic recreation through continuing educational opportunities. Activities include generating revenue and providing financial assistance to program participants; recruiting volunteers to make TRS programs possible; and increasing marketing strategies to emphasize the importance of recreation and leisure for people with disabilities.

5325 Engle Road #810
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: 916-484-2044
Web: http://www.pathwaystorecreation.org 
Tax ID #20-3235869 

Sacramento County Sheriff Star 6 Foundation 

The men and women of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff's Association established the STAR 6 Foundation in 2005 after a tragic helicopter crash over the Lake Natoma area. There was an immediate need for financial assistance and grievance counseling for the victims' families, most of whom were out of state, and the men and women of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff's Association who were directly affected. The STAR 6 Foundation adopted the following motto: "LUX TUA NOS DUCAT" or simply stated, "Your light guides us." The Foundation is governed in part by board members of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff's Association.

1700 I Street Ste. 100
Sacramento, CA  95811
Phone: (916) 441-4141
Web: http://www.star6.org     
Tax ID #20-3255899 

Sacramento Police/ Sheriff's Memorial Foundation

In 1992, the Sacramento Police/Sheriff's Memorial Foundation was formed to perpetually honor Sacramento Police Officers and Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies who have been killed in the line of duty. The Foundation's initial charge sought to construct a permanent memorial site and host an annual ceremony which honors the grave sacrifice these law enforcement officers made in defense of the citizens of our community. In 2002, the Foundation completed construction and dedicated the site that now exists within Woodlake Park at 500 Arden Way. Since then, the Foundation hosts an annual remembrance ceremony during the month of May, adding a memorial bollard when a Sacramento law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty. The initial construction of the Memorial came from the benevolence of private donations, many of which are City employees. With the Memorial now built, the Foundation continues to provide upkeep and maintenance for this site, as well as ensure that the brave men and women enrolled at this memorial site are never forgotten.

550 Bercut Drive 
Sacramento, CA  95811 
Phone: 916-446-7661 
Web: http://www.sacpsm.com
Tax ID #68-0267352

Sacramento Sheriff Canine Association

The Sacramento Sheriff Canine Association was formed by Sacramento County Sheriff Deputies assigned to the K-9 Unit to promote the use of police service dogs in the community, perform K-9 demonstrations for schools and community groups, provide additional training and equipment for Sacramento Sheriff K-9's and their handlers, cover medical expenses for retired Sheriff K-9's, and furnish death benefits to all Sheriff K-9's.

P.O. Box 102 
Carmichael CA  95609 
Phone: 916-606-1312 
Web: http://www.SSDK9.com 
Tax ID #20-3318879

Save the American River Association, Inc.

Save the American River Association (SARA) was founded to rally our community and elected officials to create, purchase and maintain the 23-mile long, 4,615 acre, American River Parkway. SARA is a non-profit whose purpose is to assist the County and City of Sacramento, and other appropriate government agencies to protect the American River Parkway, and to preserve in perpetuity the natural beauty, the resources, and all of the amenities of this unique riparian corridor. SARA coordinates the efforts of organizations and individuals in support of the Parkway, and strives to assure an adequate flow of high quality water in the American River. SARA: Guardians of the American River & Parkway since 1961.

4441 Auburn Blvd Ste. H 
Sacramento,  CA  95841 
Phone: 916-482-2551 
Web: http://www.sarariverwatch.org 
Tax ID#94-2987563

Sheriff's Community Impact Program

The Sheriff Community Impact Program (SCIP) is a non-profit organization devoted to providing sport and leadership activities for underserved youth in our area.  Our mission is to foster productive citizens by engaging youth in positive experiences with law enforcement.

2350 Northrop Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-333-6464   x3106
Email: jpetersen@sacscip.org
Web: http://sacscip.org
Tax ID #27-3457087

Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project

Our mission is to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community. Help us create a more equitable food system, reconnect youth and adults with healthy food and the natural world, and support the development of our innovative urban farm located on the American River by making a donation today.

PO Box 661175
Sacramento, CA 95866 
Phone:  916-363-9685
Web: http://www.soilborn.org
Tax I.D. #20-0774693