Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby 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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Connecting food, health & the environment
Founded in 2004, 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. Our programs focus on promoting health and providing experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, producing healthy food, improving access to healthy food for all and modeling land and environmental stewardship. Beyond producing healthy, certified organic produce for our 80 CSA members and local stores, restaurants, and farm stands, Soil Born Farms has also developed several innovative education and food access programs in partnership with area schools and agencies.
Developing resources for the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
Founded in 1971, The California 4-H Foundation supports the mission and direction of the California 4-H Youth Development Program by identifying and securing resources that advance the program's core values and criteria. We build partnerships with foundations, corporations and individuals whose funding interests are met through investments in statewide 4-H youth development programs. The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.
Providing a trusted source of information, music and entertainment
Beginning in 1970 as student-operated KERS at California State University, Capital Public Radio's (CPR) mission is to provide a trusted source of information, music and entertainment for curious and thoughtful people, in an efficient, sustainable way, strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve. CPR's vision is to be a valued, vital and vibrant service that is indispensable to listeners' lives, inspires people to look at the world in different ways and capitalizes on emerging opportunities to serve our listeners/communities. Over 300,000 listeners tune into classical, jazz, news and public affairs programming each week on one of CPR's seven stations serving California's Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada.
Providing jobs, preventing hunger, training for the future
California Emergency Foodlink was founded in 1992 with the mission of finding sensible solutions to hunger that effectively address its root causes: poverty and joblessness. To accomplish its mission Foodlink has implemented a mission strategy of building better communities by providing jobs, preventing hunger and training for the future. At no charge to recipient agencies, Foodlink delivers more than 100 million pounds of food per year throughout California. Foodlink delivers government commodities from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) as well as fresh produce collected under the statewide agricultural food rescue program, Donate-Don't Dump (DDD).
Making sure no one is forgotten!
Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Our principal mission today is to send military troop and K9 care packages with letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world.
Working to end violence towards animals.
Vegan Outreach works to end violence towards animals. Vegan Outreach seeks a future when sentient animals are no longer exploited as commodities. Vegan Outreach focuses on exposing the suffering of farmed animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating. We distribute our booklets primarily through our Adopt a College program, in which our outreach coordinators and volunteers hand our booklets to about 1 million students at up to 1,000 schools every semester. We also distribute our booklets at concerts, festivals, and other places where we're likely to find potentially receptive individuals.
Raising the torch of justice for our civil liberties
Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is a legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. PJI works diligently, without charge, to provide their clients with all the legal support they need. PJI's strategy is to coordinate and oversee large numbers of concurrent court actions through a network of over 1,000 affiliate attorneys nationwide. In addition, PJI offers the Legal Edge, a weekly radio commentary on religious liberty cases or issues in which PJI is currently involved. These commentaries serve both to inform and encourage the public, and the Christian community in particular, about the increasing battle to preserve First Amendment religious freedoms.
United Way California Capital Region seeks to build stronger, healthier, and more compassionate communities. Working with 750 employers in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties, we hold workplace giving campaigns to raise support for local nonprofits who share our mission and for our United Way Projects that bring together these nonprofits to tackle tough issues in our community. United Way's Community Impact Fund currently provides grants to our four projects: coverage for kids; foster youth flourish; keeping kids safe; and turning teens toward success.
Self-help for a hungry world
Established in 1946, Freedom from Hunger is an international development organization that brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Freedom from Hunger combines microfinance with health and education services to equip very poor families to improve their incomes, safeguard their health and achieve lasting food security. To implement and expand our programs sustainably, we collaborate with a network of more than 150 local organizations in 24 countries throughout the developing world. Freedom from Hunger is currently reaching 5.7 million people and benefiting a total of over 29 million!