Here are some of our favorite charities located in Sacramento, CA. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Protecting, preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Founded in 1977, the mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people. The Association strives to achieve this mission by: promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a unique educational and recreation treasure and as one of the finest trails anywhere in the world; providing a broad range of services to its membership, including serving as a communications link among users and land management agencies, and publishing trail information; and assisting the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies in the maintenance and restoration of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
Taking care of our own
The Correctional Peace Officers (CPO) Foundation is a national organization, created in 1984. Its primary function is to preserve and support the surviving families of Correctional Officers who lose their lives in pursuit of their chosen profession of protecting the public from those remanded to correctional custody and supervision in the nation's prisons and jails. The CPO Foundation operates and maintain a general fund for the perpetuation of the memory of those Correctional Peace Officers killed in the line of duty; to provide for their spouses, children or other beneficiaries; and to promote and project a positive image of the Corrections profession, both internally and to the general public.
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada's mission is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada was founded in 1983. Since that time, the chapter has granted more than 3,800 wishes. The Foundation makes a tangible difference in the life of a child and a family by fulfilling one special, heartfelt wish for the child and involving the entire family. The once-in-a-lifetime wish experience strengthens the child's resilience and will to fight the illness, and brings the family together once again in the midst of hospitalizations and treatment schedules, pain, confusion and fear accompanying a life-threatening medical condition. The organization works with hundreds of volunteers who help discover and grant the one true wish of the child. These volunteers' lives are transformed by the wish-granting experience.
Bringing animals from crisis to care.
RedRover brings animals from crisis to care and strengthens the bond between people and animals through the following programs:- RedRover Responders. Our volunteer team shelters and cares for animals displaced by natural disasters and reconnects them to owners. We also shelter and care for animals rescued from puppy mills, hoarding cases and other significant abuse situations. (Formerly Emergency Animal Rescue Service) - RedRover Readers. We help children explore the bond between people and animals through stories and discussion. (Formerly Humane Education Ambassador Readers) - RedRover Relief. We provide guidance and financial assistance to help pet owners, Good Samaritans and animal rescuers obtain urgent veterinary care. (Formerly LifeLine Grant Program)
Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California is to help children and their families by providing an atmosphere where families can rest, reflect, and find mutual support. This home-away-from-home provides shelter and comfort to families who must travel to the Sacramento-area in order to receive medical treatment for their child. The House offers family members of seriously ill and injured children a refuge from the hospital setting. Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California supports the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House and Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake.
Harnessing the sun to benefit people and the environment
Founded in 1987, Solar Cookers International (SCI) spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with plentiful sunshine and diminishing sources of cooking fuel. SCI has enabled 30,000 families in Africa to cook with the sun's energy, freeing women and children from the burdens of gathering wood and carrying it for miles. Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations--from all over the world--have learned about solar cooking through SCI's publications and educational materials, and have benefited from SCI's information exchange networks, research, and technical support. SCI is headquartered in Sacramento, California and maintains an office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless
Founded in 1983, Loaves & Fishes feeds the hungry and shelters the homeless. We provide an oasis of welcome, safety, and cleanliness for homeless men, women and children seeking survival services. We recognize the dignity and spiritual destiny of each person, and hope by our attitude of hospitality and love, to nourish not only the physical needs of those who come to Loaves & Fishes, but also their spiritual need for love, acceptance, respect, and friendship.
Providing global warming solutions for California and the West
The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) is a public-benefit organization founded in 1990 originally to pool the combined resources of key public interest and environmental groups together with new energy technology private sector companies to jointly approach the California Public Utilities Commission for consensus policies to encourage greater utilization of renewable resources for utility electricity supplies. We have since expanded our activities before the full spectrum of federal, state, regional and local energy decision agencies and built our capacity to provide technical and policymaking assistance regarding cost effective, less polluting, and climate-friendly non-fossil fuel resources and technologies.
Making a lasting and positive impact on the lives of underserved Californians
Founded in 1998, California Dental Association Foundation's mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians by supporting the dental profession in its efforts to meet community needs. Oral health is critical to the total health and well-being of an individual. For young children, it means they won't live in pain or miss school. For adults, it can enhance employment outcomes, improve quality of life and, for many, restore dignity. That's why we're tireless in our efforts to provide grant and scholarship opportunities to community-based organizations and individuals to reduce barriers to care in underserved populations. We represent the philanthropic values of the dental profession as it generously gives back to help meet the needs of Californians.
Sacramento's oldest, continuously-serving food bank
Created by the community for the community in 1968, River City Food Bank began as River City Community Services. River City Food Bank helps people avoid a downward spiral and work toward self-reliance by providing a short-term food supply when they are unable to meet basic living expenses. Clients who meet income guidelines receive a three-day emergency food supply up to once a month. In addition to food supplies, River City Food Bank is also a unique Sacramento food outreach program that provides nutritional counseling. Nutrition education programs help clients shop better by demonstrating the number of healthy meals they can create from the same few healthy food staples.
We're With You Every Step of the Way
The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organization that provides educational, cultural, and social services and programs within the Jewish community locally and around the world. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (charity and social justice). We serve to empower and give a voice to the community.
Opening minds and changing lives
The mission of KVIE is to educate, enrich, enlighten and inspire diverse audiences and individuals through high quality television programming and related services that enhance the quality of life for people throughout Northern California. KVIE's vision is to open minds and change lives, giving people information they need to participate fully in the community we share and the world around us. KVIE provides educational programs and services for the young and lifelong learners. Our local productions and PBS programming engage the mind and spirit to promote personal and community growth. KVIE's first continuous broadcast day was February 23, 1959. KVIE broadcasts 5 different streams of programming, and 3 digital over the air signals.
Educating Christian Scientists, blessing the world
The Albert Baker Fund serves the Cause of Christian Science and mankind by providing resources for the education of Christian Scientists. The Fund was started in 1964 by Christian Scientists living in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Northern California. They created a fund which provided low-cost loans for American college students. Each student was expected to repay the loan over 10 years, replenishing the fund for future generations. They named the fund after Albert Baker, the older brother of Mary Baker Eddy, who is credited with shepherding her education. In addition to college, graduate, and vocational education, we also fund Christian Science nurses training, youth leadership activities such as DiscoveryBound's National Leadership Council for high school students, and scholarships for summer interns working at The Mother Church.
Working for a healthy California
Community Health Charities of California supports health charities fighting life-threatening illnesses. Contributions assist work with hospice programs, Alzheimer's, cancer, AIDS, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, and others. Established in 1971, Community Health Charities of California raises funds through workplace-giving campaigns to support the local California chapters of over 50 national and regional member health charities. Community Health Charities of California makes no decisions as to which charities receive funding. The donors determine which of our member charities receive money by means of donor designations.
Rescuing liberty from coast to coast
Established in 1973, Pacific Legal Foundation is the oldest and most successful public interest legal organization that fights for limited government, property rights, individual rights and a balanced approach to environmental protection. PLF is devoted to a vision of individual freedom, responsible government, and color-blind justice. PLF's litigation focuses on three major projects: to defend the fundamental human right of private property; to promote sensible environmental policies that respect individual freedom and put people first; and to create a nation in which people are judged by the content of their character. In addition, PLF's Economic Liberty and Free Enterprise Projects are devoted to protecting the right to earn a living, and protect businesses against unfair burdens.
California's statewide river conservation organization
Founded in 1973, Friends of the River is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring California's rivers, streams, and their watersheds as well as advocating for sustainable water management. This is accomplished by providing public education, citizen activist training and organizing, and expert advocacy to influence public policy decisions on land, water, and energy management issues. Friends of the River is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems, and as the most effective grassroots organization working on behalf of rivers. One of the organization's greatest strengths is its ability to coordinate national, regional, and local groups, combining their strengths and focusing efforts into coordinated campaigns.
Creating a better understanding of water issues
Water Education Foundation, an impartial organization, works to create a better understanding of water issues and help resolve water resource problems through educational programs. The Foundation reaches a broad audience, including policy makers and leading stakeholders in the agricultural, environmental, and urban water groups; journalists, who assist our efforts to educate the general public; and school children - and their families - in grades K-14. The Foundation's goal is to explain the complexities of various opinions and ideas so that people can make better-informed decisions about one of our most critical resources - water.
Bringing an end to domestic violence and sexual assault
Established in 1978, WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. It is WEAVE's mission to bring an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in partnership with our community. WEAVE's vision is a community free of violence and abuse. At WEAVE we believe that crisis intervention services are only part of the solution. WEAVE serves women, men, teens, and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include 24-Hour Crisis Line, Counseling, Prevention and Education, Emergency Response, Legal Advocacy, and a confidential Safehouse program.
The California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) works to raise and manage funds to support the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, and to assist California State Parks in carrying out the museum's and the parks' missions. The Foundation provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs, both at the museum's Old Sacramento location and at the historic park in Jamestown, Calif. The Foundation and its board of directors is currently laying groundwork for a future California Railroad Technology Museum capital campaign proposed as part of the downtown Sacramento railyard development project.
The Sacramento Zoo inspires appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) Sacramento Zoological Society, formed in 1957, assumed financial and daily management of the Zoo (from the City of Sacramento) in July 1997. Since its inception, the society has served as the fund-raising organization for the Zoo, providing funds for animal care, education and conservation programs. We design our nationally recognized education programs for children and adults of all ages. Society-sponsored school programs reach an average of 60,000 to 80,000 students per year-both at the Zoo and off-site at area schools and community venues. More than 10,500 local and regional households are members of the Sacramento Zoological Society.
Saving lives and souls. Since 1962.
Since 1962 the Union Gospel Mission has provided food, clothing, shelter and a life-changing Gospel message to the homeless and the poor of Sacramento. The Mission has grown to serve more than 9,000 meals monthly. Every night, we shelter 84 men. Our Women's Clothing Closet offers Bible study and a huge variety of essential items such as clothing, purses, shoes, and sundries to assist them with their daily needs, help them prepare for work; and for their children. We offer haircuts, mail service and showers, continuously. We provide food baskets to families and the elderly. Nightly nondenominational services and volunteer outreach programs give support for those who rarely hear an encouraging word from the Gospel. Our 9-month drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is free of charge and accommodates 24 men with a Bible structured curriculum. A vocational training and job placement program helps men find new beginnings, restoring dignity to broken lives, and providing hope.
Preserving and Protecting California Native Plants and Their Habitats
The mission of California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. Our nearly 10,000 members work to promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 34 regional chapters in California. Through membership in CNPS, Californians of all walks of life are able to support and engage in opportunities to experience and learn about native plants and their habitats, gardening and landscaping with native plants, restoration of habitat areas, and conservation issues throughout the state.