Sacramento African American Nonprofit Coalition (SAANC) works to bring unity among and awareness to African American nonprofits serving the Sacramento Region. The collaborative effort is designed to build the capacity of African American nonprofits to effectively expand audience reach and services. Coalition partners provide culturally competent services to youth and adults in art, education, health, leadership, and other areas. Partners are committed to fostering a strong fabric of collaboration and philanthropy in Sacramento, specifically among African Americans.
In just one year, the organizations that participated in Big Day of Giving (BDoG) 2014 experienced a five fold increase in 2015 BDoG in the amount of funds received by participating in SAANC. This supports the need for African American nonprofits to earn together and create collaborative strategies that showcase their services and value to African American donors and donors across all philanthropic sectors. Strengthening the resources available to African Americans will aid in addressing the many individual and community deficits affecting this population. Partners (a total of 8) of SAANC together raised over $50,000.00 in the 2015 BDoG campaign (May 5, 2015 – see leaderboard for all info of where organizations ranked: https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/#leaderboard).