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Organizations Serving Placer County

By the year 2020, the population in Placer County is projected to grow by 84 percent. Consequently, nonprofit organizations are increasing in number to address the needs of an expanding and diverse population. Hundreds of nonprofits currently serve the county, providing a range of services focusing on health, education, homelessness, youth, the arts, the environment and much, much more.

Placer Community Foundation Grantees

Organizations receiving grants from Placer Community Foundation primarily serve the western slope of Placer County, seek to enhance the quality of life for all, and promote inclusion, equity and diversity.

Placer County Nonprofits

We maintain the following directory as a service to donors and community members seeking information about local nonprofits. Any nonprofit in Placer County can choose to be included. Please register if your organization would like to be listed.

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A Touch of Understanding encourages acceptance and respect for all individuals. Educational programs enhance understanding of differences, minimizing discrimination and isolation suffered by individuals perceived as different for any reason, but especially those with disabilities.

Above All Adventures provides an experiential seminar and outdoor adventure program for teens. It creates a safe place for teens to take a look at themselves, discover, grow, and succeed with courage, strength, esteem, and a new passion for life.

Acres of Hope is a long term housing program for homeless women with children. The purpose is to provide the support and resources needed to end the cycles of homelessness in their lives.

Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing works with partners to provide information, housing and support services to the people dealing with mental illness in Placer County.

The Aly & Izy Foundation is dedicated to providing families of premature or critically ill infants requiring treatment in the neonatal intensive care units in Placer and Sacramento Counties a resting place for families, conveniently located on hospital grounds.

The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The American Red Cross, Capital Region Chapter provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

The mission of Animal Spay and Neuter is to put an end to the killing of animals by altering them before that first litter and to educate the public in animal welfare.

The Arts Council of Placer County is the catalyst for the arts and humanities. Founded in 1983, this nonprofit, public benefit agency promotes and provides arts and cultural programs and services to families and children, industries and artists in the Placer County communities and cities.

The Assistance League of Greater Placer is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic projects.

Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation (AAARF) is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and permanent placement of homeless domestic animals and to educating the public on responsible pet guardianship.

Auburn Education Foundation secures and distributes contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the benefit and enrichment of students in the Auburn Union Elementary School District.

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet provides emergency food to individuals in Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle and Ophir.

The mission of the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, Inc. (APPAC) is to enhance the cultural and economic environment of our community by building and operating a center for the performing arts.

The Auburn Symphony Association established, supports, and promotes the Auburn Symphony Orchestra. The Association also provides opportunities for students, musicians, composers, and audiences to share enriching musical experiences.

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Blue Line Arts encourages and supports the enjoyment, appreciation and growth of the arts in our communities.

The Boys & Girls Club of Placer County inspires and enables all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. We provide a safe, positive place to be after school for all Auburn youth, ages 6-18 at three locations.

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Center for Visually Impaired Adults in Placer County provides visually impaired adults in Placer County with a center for socializing, networking, educational information, instruction in independent living skills and as a support group.

Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc. (Chapa-De) is a community health care clinic providing services to Placer, Nevada, Sierra, and Yolo Counties in Northern California since 1974. Chapa-De has a multidisciplinary health care team that provides services including medical and dental care, orthodontia, mental health and substance abuse counseling, women's health services, nutrition and health education, optometry and pharmacy services. Chapa-De provides clinic services to all people, regardless of race.

Child Advocates of Placer County (a CASA program) advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Placer County Superior Court. Their goal is to provide each child with a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

The Clover Valley Foundation protects and preserves the distinctly unique natural resources in Clover Valley including historical, ecological, and aesthetic qualities.

Colla Voce is dedicated to the education and performance of quality choral music serving the Sierra Foothills community, establishing a choral group that will last for generations to come.

Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) provides a full spectrum of programs focused toward reducing the social, health, and financial impact on our families and children from all types of drug abuse.

Crusade for Cures Foundation's mission is to fund cures and advance treatment options for children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

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The Dutch Flat Community Center informs, assists, entertains and provides services for area residents. It also maintains the historic Dutch Flat School and its grounds as a venue for community and other gatherings and activities.


Elijah's Jar (a DBA of Family Legacy Institute, Inc) is an outreach ministry of the Foresthill Christian Community. We are the only permanent, year-round food closet on the Foresthill Divide. It is our goal to improve the health and quality of life of those in need in our rural community by providing them, free of charge, food and clothing; with respect and loving kindness. For more information, call us at 530-367-3085.

The Eternity Challenge provides mentors, job training, life skills, housing, counseling, transportation and other services to those in need. They support those who are willing to work hard to rebuild their lives from crises, homelessness, addiction, or prison, thereby strengthening communities with productive and engaged citizens. 


Families For Children is a foster/adopt nonprofit with the primary goal of providing caring homes for foster children who often have been the target of emotional and physical abuse in their young lifetimes. We strive to find loving permanent homes for adoptive children and bring a quality of service through support, training, and continuing education for both staff and families that is unequaled.

Family Green Survival, Inc. fights hunger and poor nutrition in the under-served community through a multi-pronged approach including the distribution of nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook packaged meals and delivery of a healthy nutrition practices program to combat obesity. It also works to build a deep commitment to green living practices. With 1 in 7 (over 46 million) fellow Americans struggling to get enough to eat, Family Green Survival's mission is to fight hunger and improve the quality of nutrition.

Field Haven Feline Rescue educates our community on responsible pet ownership while providing safe haven for cats and kittens in transition to new lives in permanent homes.

Foothills Habitat for Humanity builds simple, safe, affordable ownership-housing for low income families by partnering with God's people from all walks of life. Our vision is to eliminate substandard housing in Placer County.

Foresthill Swimming and Recreation Corporation operates and maintains our community-based recreational swimming facility. Our priority is to provide open access and diverse programs that will benefit the citizens of Foresthill and surrounding communities.

Forgotten Soldier Program is for veterans and their families who seek a "new beginning" by transforming the negative imprints of trauma by brinign the "Soul" home, through an integrative approach to healing, life skill tools and eduation.

Friends Forever, A Cat Sanctuary rescues homeless and abandoned cats and loves and cares for them until they find a forever home.

Friends of the Lincoln Public Library supports the Lincoln public libraries and the community by promoting library services and needs through advocacy, fundraising and cultural enrichment.

Friends of the Roseville Public Library supports programs and services at the Roseville libraries.

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Girl Scouts Heart of Central California builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. 

Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution seeks to educate area youth and assist teachers in teaching American history and keeping history alive.

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured or orphaned native California wildlife back to the wild and to provide an environmental education resource to the residents of Placer County.

Golden Sierra Life Skills provides opportunities through education to reunite families.

Grief Support of/for Widowed People provides grief support, on a "one to one" basis to widowed people, and trains volunteers to work in their program. Contact them by phone at (530) 885-8298.

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Health for All, Auburn is the only licensed Adult Day Health Care and Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center in Placer County. Their goal is to prevent, or significantly delay, admission to a nursing home and provide counseling and support to caregivers.

Hearts Landing Ranch focuses on youth health and leadership development using three areas: caring for horses and chickens, community garden recreation, and leadership class. 

The Hillmen Foundation supports Placer High School including the staff and students of the school; to stimulate gifts of service, endowments, and bequests; and to maintain an association of persons interested i in Placer High School.

Hope, Help & Healing, Inc. offers faith-based residential and outpatient programs and sober living environment facilities, that help provide for the rehabilitation of men and women struggling with substance abuse and life recovery problems.

Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills strives to minimize animal abuse and euthanasia in the communities it serves, through education, collaboration, community programs and a full-care shelter.

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InnerRhythms Dance Theatre uses the power of dance and music to cultivate life skills in our youth and create a passion for the arts to last a lifetime.

InspiredWarrior Ministries builds strength, self-confidence, and community through martial arts while promoting physical and spiritual wellness.

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KidsFirst's mission is to increase awareness of the problems of child abuse and to encourage and support the creation of coordinated, community-based prevention and intervention services for at-risk and abused children.

Kids Involuntarily Inhaling Secondhand Smoke(KIISS) is dedicated to eliminating kids' exposure to secondhand smoke and its multiple health risks.

Kitten Central of Placer County assists nonprofit shelters by assuming the fostering and medical protocol for their rescued kittens, allowing shelters more time to focus on adoptions, rescues and community education.

Koinonia Family Services provides the highest quality treatment foster care, adoption and family service programs available for children, youth and their families whose special needs can be met through services delivered, supervised and supported by professional agency staff.

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Latino Leadership Council advances the wellness and leadership capacity of Latino populations in Northern California through education, advocacy, cultural proficiency and capacity building to Latino communities and public and private partners.

Legal Services of Northern California provides quality legal services to empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty within their community, efficiently utilizing all available resources.

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center provides services to assist individuals, youth and families with resources to meet their physical, emotional and mental health needs.

Lilliput Children's Services ensures a child's opportunity for permanence in a safe and nurturing family.

Lincoln Hills Foundation promotes and funds innovative solutions that will enable senior residents of the community of Lincoln to remain in their homes and enjoy their independent lifestyles.

Lincoln Theatre Company is raising funds to create a performing arts and events center in the historic Lincoln Civic Auditorium. It provides educational opportunities for both children and adults focused on the performing arts. It showcases local talent and brings an enjoyable educational and theatrical experience to the community. It also provides quality entertainment through community-based theatrical productions and is recognized as a significant cultural asset by the local community.

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Meadow Vista Community Center, Inc. works to provide a meeting place and programs to satisfy recreation, social, education, health and welfare needs of people of al ages who live in Meadow Vista and the surrounding communities.

Mental Health America of Northern California is dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the diverse communities of Northern California through advocacy, education, research, and culturally relevant support services. In all its programs, MHANCA works with individuals and families with mental health challenges to promote wellness and recovery, prevention, and improved access to services and support. 

Mercy Ministries' free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking.

My Mother's Voice increases success in the lives of children who have few opportunities and poor role models.

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National Alliance for Mental Illness Placer County provides hope to those dealing with mental illness by offering programs and education, removing stigma associated with mental illness and maintaining pro-activity and diligence in advocacy efforts toward improvement of services provided to the mentally ill on a community and state level.

Nepenthean Homes Foster Family Agency's mission is to provide quality care that makes a difference in the lives of needy children.

New Mourning Counseling Services/ Insights Counseling Group specializes in psychotherapy, helping improve and empower relationships and individuals through counseling, art, nature, music, and journaling. Their "Beyond Baby Blues" program helps moms manage and prevent symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

North Roseville R.E.C. Center (Excel Roseville) sustains a healthy, stable environment that provides children within the city of Roseville a community center that provides free educational and recreational services, in a positive atmosphere that will allow at-risk youth to reach their full potential.

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Pathway to Prevention is committed to parental awareness and education about teen drug use and abuse to keep our children and our community safe.

Placer ARC invests in the lives of individuals with special needs because every life has value.

Placer Community Theater is a nonprofit theater group established in 2002. Its goal is to provide quality entertainment to Placer County. The theater is committed to community involvement while offering support and scholarships to local youth in an acting/technical theater career.

Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (PCLEC) is a field of service ministry providing crisis/trauma counseling, comfort and care to law enforcement officers, their families, and the community any time disaster happens.

Placer County Youth Orchestra is a youth symphony orchestra that meets high standards of excellence. It meets the felt needs of the community through service and benefit concerts, and it collaborates and works with other arts groups in the area to create a strong network of Placer County performing artists working together.

Placer Dispute Resolution Service assists individuals, organizations, and communities in Placer County in preventing and resolving conflict through the use of conciliation and mediation and to provide training and education in the process of collaborative negotiation and mediation.

PlacerGrown assists Placer County agricultural producers to market their products; provide educational information to both the community and producers; and to bring farmers, ranchers, community members and organizations together to support agricultural endeavors in Placer County.

Placer Hills Education Foundation (PHEF) is a broadly based organization whose purpose is to build community support and raise funds to preserve and enrich the quality of education for students in the Placer Hills Union School District.

Placer Independent Resource Services, Inc. (PIRS) advocates, empowers, educates the community, and provides services for people with disabilities, enabling them to control their alternatives for independent living.

Placer Institute for Families and Children provides quality affordable mental health services to all.

Placer Land Trust works with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently preserve natural open spaces and agricultural lands in Placer County.

Placer Nature Center links people to Nature through Environmental Education.

Placer People of Faith Together empowers people of faith to build community – particularly across the dividing lines of class, race, and religious background; assists civic leaders in developing and implementing solutions to urgent community needs and seeks justice by actively engaging in the civic process and participating in solutions to pressing community issues.

The Placer Sheriff's Activities League is dedicated to host and mentor at risk and underprivileged youth. We want to partner with the community to make a difference in the lives of our youth, their families and the community.

Placer SPCA enhances the lives of companion animals and supports the human-animal bond through: adoption, re-unification, education and affordable spay and neuter services.

Placer Sportsmen Inc. promotes good sportsmanship and a friendly social relationship between its members and the community. They play an active role in supporting the best interest of wildlife conservation and the preservation of our natural resources. For more information, call (530) 885-1831.

Placer Theatre Ballet makes magical, high-quality, family-friendly live theatre ballet productions available to audiences and area performers. They give young dancers the opportunity to work in a ballet company atmosphere alongside professionals.

PRIDE Industries creates jobs for people with disabilities through their social enterprises, and provides pre-employment training and ongoing employment supports to help people with disabilities thrive in the workplace.

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Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace (RSVP)'s purpose is to bring people together through the arts and to give back to the community. RSVP supports the community with its highly-praised concerts and with financial contributions to local organizations in need.

ReDirect Nuevo Camino reaches out to all at-risk youth, their families and our community with resources and opportunities that support a healthy and positive lifestyle for current and future generations.

reCREATE. More Art, Less Waste. reCREATE works with regional businesses to divert clean usable waste, for use in teaching environmental conservation through creative expression.

Ride to Walk, Inc. offers a therapeutic horseback program designed to help neurologically challenged children and young adults improve their quality of life.

Rocklin Historical Society generates community interest and support for preservation of the history of Rocklin and promotes and encourages volunteerism and charitable gifts for these purposes.

Rocklin Residents Unite for Fido provides an enhanced quality of life for our canine companions by providing them with an enclosed off leash environment to socialize with other dogs as well as encouraging responsible pet ownership within our community.

Roseville Community Concert Band provides an opportunity for members of the general public, ranging from talented students to senior adults, to present live concerts at various civic and community events. RCCB seeks to enhance the artistic enrichment of our community while promoting public appreciation of concert wind band music and the variety of musical styles performed.

Roseville Home Start provides hope to homeless families, by assisting them in their move to self-sufficiency.

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Seniors First/Senior Link empowers the seniors of Placer County, their families, and their caregivers with the information and resources they need to make informed decisions.

Senior Independent Services provides services that improve or sustain the independence and well being of older adults.

Senior L.I.F.E. Center helps seniors maintain their independence through a variety of activities that strengthen their minds, spirits and bodies.

Sierra College Foundation gives members of our community the opportunity to assist and invest in the development of quality educational opportunities for all.

Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation provides comprehensive support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, and offers education and prevention services to the general public.

Sierra Forever Families transforms the lives of foster children by finding and nurturing permanent adoptive families.

Sierra Mental Wellness Group provides professional and affordable counseling for individuals, families, children, and couples. We offer substance abuse treatment and crisis services. We utilize proven approaches to solve problems and address the needs of the community.

Sierra State Parks Foundation provides critically needed financial and professional support to the Lake Tahoe-Truckee region state parks for education, interpretation, restoration, and cultural and environmental preservation consistent with the mission of California State Parks.

Society for the Blind empowers individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and independently by building confidence through training, tools and mentorship.

St. Albans Country Day School offers an academically challenging and personally enriching educational program in a safe, nurturing environment where ethical values and good citizenship are emphasized.

STEM Expo inspires the youth of Placer County to take a leadership role in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

St. Vincent de Paul of Lincoln helps any person (without regard to ethnic, cultural or religious affiliation) who is suffering material or physical deprivation by providing assistance on a person-to-person basis.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Roseville assists persons in need in Placer County with its Food Locker program, Dining Hall lunches, housing through New Beginnings, and medical services. They also provide clothing, furniture, hygiene, baby supplies and mail service throughout the community.

Stand Up Placer provides effective and accessible services to individuals and families in Placer County who experience sexual assault and/or family violence; to be a proactive and visible source of related services to the community.

Supporting The Taylor House helps transition aged former foster girls and "at-risk/homeless" girls by offering affordable rents, teaching life skills, setting career and education goals and offering assistance in navigating life while living in our beautiful home in downtown Roseville.

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation provides resources to assure our community the ability to live life to the fullest.

Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation cultivates partners and resources to provide state-of-the-art medical services for our community with dignity and compassion.

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Take Note Troupe teaches positive paradigms that cultivate generosity and joy by encouraging validation of self and others on stage and off. TNT accomplishes this through family-friendly principle-based productions, PLAY THEORY workshops and by providing an uplifting environment with positive peer interaction where high school aged participants gain confidence, discover talents, develop leadership skills and provide service in their community.

Teens Matter, Inc. provides young people with knowledge and experiences that will increase their faith in their self-worth and to instill in them the confidence and inner strength necessary to feel they can be vital, connected and healthy members of our larger community.

Teen Challenge facilitates the transformation of people with life-controlling problems; impacting families and communities through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Gathering Inn is a faith-based ministry providing physical, mental and spiritual restoration for homeless men, women and children in Placer County, thereby helping them to overcome the problems contributing to their homelessness.

The Keaton Raphael Memorial—Hope, Strength, Healing for Children with Cancer- Providing emotional, educational, and financial support to children battling cancer and their families while building awareness and funding towards childhood cancer research.

The Lazarus Project, Inc. provides housing and support services to individuals who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless. Program participants, including those who may be diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues are provided support services that will enable them to become self-sufficient.

The Learning Center/Placer School for Adults operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Placer Union High School District. The Learning Center is a one room classroom consisting of developmentally delayed adults from ages 20 to 81. Their goal is for each individual to become as independent as possible. For more information, phone (530) 885-6730.

The Pacific Chapter of the Neuropathy Association develops support groups for people with peripheral neuropathy—any disease of the peripheral nerves— and those that care about them where support, information, and referral is provided, informs and connects with the health care community, and supports research to find treatments and a cure for neuropathy. (530) 389-2416

The Salvation Army is an international ministry that meets community needs in many areas: food, clothing, housing, shelter, utility assistance, prescriptions/medical, transportation, and camps for needy kids.

The Soldiers Project was established to provide free psychological services to military personnel who have served during the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan and their loved ones.

The Sugar Plump Fairies through creativity, silliness and "fun raising," seek to inspire the generosity of others to provide the youth of the Auburn area with greater access to the Arts in all its forms.

Third Sector Resources of Placer County makes a positive difference for people with disabilities and within the nonprofit organizations that serve them by providing educational services that will allow them to reach their full potentials and help them become competent and confident instruments for the betterment of their communities.

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United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento provides programs and services that improve the independence, productivity, and quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

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WarmLine Family Resource Center provides information, education, and support to promote and strengthen the foundation of families and children with special needs so they can face the challenges of the present and create new dreams for the future.

Wellness Within provides a healing oasis for patients, survivors, caregivers, and families affected by the trauma, stress and anxiety brought on by cancer.

Western Chapter of the Neuropathy Association provides support, information and referrals to people with neuropathy and to those who care about them, to inform and connect with the health care community, and to support research.

What Would Jesus Do, Inc. improves the quality of life of the homeless and working poor of South & Central Placer County by providing daily food, medical and material goods.

Widowed Persons Association of CA is a support group for widowed men and women of all ages, providing a wide range of social activities through which widowed persons have the opportunity to make new friends and find redirection for their lives.

William Jessup University in partnership with the Church, prepares Christians for leadership and service in church and society, through Chrisitan higher education, spiritual formation and directed experiences.

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