Total pledged amounts and donations = $1,762,119
Total amount distributed = $1,555,788
Donate4Sacramento COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Awards
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
To provide small grants to Filipino elderly, students, youth, migrant workers, frontline workers and others regardless of immigration status. The fund will assist with covering basic needs for kababayan (countrymen) who are experiencing the greatest need.
Center for Workers’ Rights
To provide the Coronavirus Job Protection Helpline to answer questions and concerns from Sacramento residents whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, at no charge, regardless of income level or immigration status.
First Step Communities
To add a sleeping area in the services building to remove and place the medically vulnerable out of the main shelter.
Hire Hope Learning Academy (Fiscal Lead for Sacramento NAACP)
To train members of the black communities to sew with the intention to produce and distribute face masks for communities of color in Sacramento.
Hmong Youth and Parents United
To distribute culturally appropriate food items and essential supplies from April through June to Hmong and Southeast Asian families in North Sacramento and South Sacramento.
Philippine National Day Association
To provide small grants to Filipino elderly, students, youth, migrant workers, frontline workers, and others regardless of immigration status. The fund assists with covering basic needs for our kababayan (countrymen) who are experiencing the greatest need.
PRO Youth and Families, Inc.
To deploy relief efforts through the Fruitridge Community Collaborative in the South Oak Park neighborhood. This grant will assist in meeting the essential needs of those in the neighborhood most impacted by COVID-19.
Sacramento Area Congregations Together
To provide emergency essential services such as rent, utility and food assistance to families affected by COVID-19, specifically targeting immigrant, undocumented, low-wage and uninsured communities.
Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
To provide grant support to minority-owned small businesses to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and their employees.
Sacramento City Unified School District
To provide stipends to essential lower-paid frontline workers who continue to physically report to work through the COVID-19 pandemic to serve students’ needs.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
To purchase food that is distributed through Black Child Legacy Campaign Community Incubator Leads.
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
To deploy flexible resources to nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 or working with communities impacted by COVID-19.
Sacramento Steps Forward
To provide services through area nonprofits to unhoused Sacramentans, such as emergency shelters, hygiene stations and other solutionsto meet their needs, with an emphasis on encampments.
United Way California Capital Region
To provide family support grants in the amount of $500 to provide childcare, meals, rental assistance and other essential resources for families whose lives have been disrupted by COVID-19.
Voice of the Youth
To purchase and distribute healthy food for the vulnerable populations in Sacramento. Food is packaged and distributed using all COVID-19 safety precautions.
Public, private, labor and nonprofit leaders throughout the Sacramento region have joined forces to raise both awareness of what we as a community are confronting and resources that are dedicated to help vulnerable populations and small businesses.
Our goal is to raise $1.5 million in private contributions to support the City of Sacramento’s $1.5 million investment. Our mission is to ensure families, individuals and businesses receive assistance for essential supplies, food, rent, utilities and other needs. In short, we plan to do what Sacramentans always do in times of crisis – pull together and demonstrate the incredible power of a community that cares for all of its members.
We call on you to join us by becoming a supporter of Donate4Sacramento.
Please donate generously. You may choose to have your contribution used in one of five ways:
- Support for Families. This funding adds to the United Way California Capital Region’s COVID-19 Local Relief Fund to provide childcare, meals, rental assistance and other essential resources for families whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Support for Small Businesses. This support will mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and their employees. The Small Business Fund is operated by Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce in partnership with a cohort of Sacramento’s ethnic chambers, the Metro Chamber and seven Property and Business Improvement Districts.
- Services for Our Unhoused Neighbors. Providing services through area nonprofits to unhoused Sacramentans, such as emergency shelters, hygiene stations and other solutions to meet their needs.
- Nonprofit Support. This funding will be distributed through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund, which will rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofits working with communities impacted by COVID-19.
- General Support. Flexible funding to provide support beyond the areas identified above and wherever it is most needed.
If you would like to mail a check:
- Make the check out to Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management
- Write Donate4Sacramento in the memo line
- Optional: Complete this form to identify how your donation will be applied and include with your check
- Mail to:
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
1321 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833
Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with EIN number 45-5282243. Your donation may qualify for an income tax deduction in accordance with federal and/or state income tax laws. Please consult with your tax adviser.
In the News
The Sacramento Bee (May 11): We often turn a blind eye to minority communities. Here’s how Sacramento helps now
Sacramento Business Journal (April 7): Fundraising effort names 49 more recipients for economic relief dollars
The Sacramento Bee (March 30): Sacramento coronavirus fund has raised more than $600,000. Here’s where the money is going
The Sacramento Observer (March 24): Donate4Sacramento To Help Those Affected by COVID-19
Capital Public Radio (March 23): City Of Sacramento Launches Fundraising Campaign To Respond To COVID-19
- Sierra Health Foundation
- Health Net
- Ford Motor Company Fund
- The California Wellness Foundation
- Patricia and George Lytal Family
- U.S. Bank
- Axiom Advisors
- Helene and David Taylor Family
- Intel Corporation
- Sacramento Association of REALTORS
- Teichert Foundation
- Rombauer Vineyards
- Shelter in Pace, The Social Distance Series
- Sacramento Kings
- Stuart Foundation
- Office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui
- Office of Congressman Ami Bera
- Office of California State Senator Dr. Richard Pan
- Office of Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
- City of Sacramento
- County of Sacramento
- Greater Sacramento Economic Council
- Sacramento Area Congregations Together
- Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
- Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Region Community Foundation
- Sacramento Steps Forward
- United Way California Capital Region
- 3Fold Communications