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Their Voices

Learn more about our basic needs programs by scrolling through the slides above, and learn about the impact of these vital programs through the voices of our students below.


Dear Student Emergency Grant Fund, Words can't express just how truly grateful I am. You have made a difference in my life and the lives of my children. Thank you for helping me when I needed it the most.

I would like to thank you for what you have done. Since you afforded me the ability to live in a place off the streets, I am now an honor student, which is amazing to me!

I just can't thank you enough for the help and support you provided me with. I'm finally graduating in May and I wouldn't be here without your support. Please let me know how I can help and give back

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A Show of Hands: A Campaign for Basic Needs

Have you ever experienced food, housing, or other basic needs insecurities? Over 47% of our students face these challenges at some point in their college career, interfering with their ability to learn and thrive. This Giving Tuesday, your donation will support the ASI Food Pantry, Student Emergency Housing Fund, and Student Emergency Grant Fund. These programs help students meet their basic needs, allowing them to focus on their education, graduation, and how they will impact our community. Give back this holiday season - to our students, to our future.

FAQ's and how to donate as a gift

Did you know that 81% of Americans appreciate a charitable donation be made in their name over receiving a physical gift? This holiday season, give your loved ones a gift that has a BIG impact, the gift of possibilities.

When you donate in honor of a loved one, we'll send them (or you to give to them) a holiday card letting them know a donation has been made in their honor - a donation mitigating homelessness, hunger, and crisis situations for a student in need.

To complete this generous act, fill-in the individual's name in the free form box entitled "This gift is in honor/memory of" below. Then, in the the address panel following, please indicate where you would like the holiday card to be sent to.

Want to direct your donation to one, two, or split evenly across all three funds? Easy!
First, fill in the total amount that you would like to donate. You will then have the option of selecting one, two, or all three of the programs, which will allow you to allocate dollars respectively.

Don't want to calculate and you want to support all three causes equally? Great!
First, fill in the total amount that you would like to donate. Then, select "Sac State Fund: Split evenly between all three" and we'll do the heavy lifting. If you have any questions about this process, please call the Office of Annual Giving at (916) 278-2140.

No donation is too small or too large!

$25: Equivalent to providing gas for a student to attend school OR affording the ASI Food Pantry to serve 5 students for one week.

$50: Equivalent to providing gas and groceries for one student OR increasing healthy options and toiletries to the food pantry to serve 10 students for one week.

$100: Equivalent to helping a student with medical bills and utilities OR stocking the ASI Food Pantry for one full day serving 30 students.

$250: Equivalent to helping a student with car repair, medical bills or books OR stocking the ASI Food Pantry for two full day serving 60 students.

$500: Equivalent to helping a student afford a laptop, rent support, utilities, food, and gas OR providing the ASI Food Pantry with non-perishable food for one week, serving 300 student visits!

$1,500: Equivalent to helping a student avoid eviction, moving a homeless student into permanent housing, OR providing two weeks of supplies to the ASI Food Pantry, serving 600 students!

If you would like to make a gift to a different fund, please click here to find the fund of your choice!

Still having problems? Please contact (916) 278-2140