Sac State Cares

Sac State Cares

As we navigate this unknown territory while trying to understand a dangerous pandemic, our students are faced with uncertainty and unprecedented challenges. Now more than ever, it is critical to join together as a family and show the world what it means to be a Hornet. We are resilient and we are strong. Together, we can support the upcoming generation of changemakers and shape the future of our communities.

Instruction is continuing through virtual means, and our students are showing determination and a desire to advance all our lives. Education is deemed an 'essential business' and Sacramento State is doing everything we can to uphold our mission. This cannot happen if our students don't have critical support for basic needs, undue financial burden, mental health crises, and more. Below are some funds that will better equip Sacramento State to support our students and our future. Please make a gift today to help us ensure that unexpected crises do not stop our current Hornets from achieving their dreams and impacting our future:

Sac State CARES 

An unrestricted fund with students-first in mind. Some needs are foreseeable, but others can hit unexpectedly. This fund provides us with the flexibility to respond to students' emerging needs such as homelessness, unforeseen financial burden, mental health crises, and so much more. Gifts to this fund equip our students with the most essential resources required for our students to persist and succeed.


Seth Nelsen Student Emergency Grant 

This fund provides for grants to students who encounter financial emergencies that may impact their ability to continue their education. The grants provide a safety net to allow students to get through the emergency and remain enrolled.


Student Emergency Housing 

This fund provides housing for students faced with housing insecurity, with the intent of finding a sustainable housing situation.


ASI Food Pantry 

Provides food and basic necessities to Sac State students with financial hardships or food insecurity, at no cost.



To give by mail, make checks payable to: The University Foundation at Sacramento State. Please use the mailing address:

Sacramento State | Development Office | 6000 J Street MS 6030 | Sacramento | CA | 95819


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