Downtown Sacramento Foundation

Fueling innovation in the Urban Core

The Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) is dedicated to fostering civic pride through the improvement of the social and physical environment of Downtown. The DSF is a private, charitable 501(c)3, non-profit organization.

Our services complement Downtown Sacramento Partnership programs and provide elevated services for business development, public space management and beautification, homeless outreach and public safety. Through public and private partnerships, DSF develops programs to celebrate the cultural arts, create an active and attractive community and provide assistance for those in need.

DSF Board of Directors

Chair: Erika Bjork, Matters of Import, LLC

Treasurer: Lloyd Harvego, Harvego Enterprises

Director: Joe Coomes, BBK Law

Director: Paul Faries, JMA Ventures, LLC

Director: Shirley Kwan Smith, SKS Communications

Director: Richard Robinson, Kaiser Permanente

Thank you for supporting the Downtown Sacramento Foundation on Big Day of Giving!

To make the highest impact possible, DSF raises funds year-round to support its programming. For Big Day of Giving, you helped us to raise $16,682 to make a difference in three key areas:

1.  Placemaking:
Given the uncertainty surrounding large-scale programming once stay home directives are eased, the Placemaking Program will focus on small-scale, pop-up programming at activity centers throughout the downtown core as well as creative placemaking installations inclusive of, but not limited to, lighting and art enhancements. This strategy will allow the community to discover and experience new downtown activations while adhering to social distancing and public health guidelines.

2. Business Support Services:
Funds support resources provided to downtown small businesses and entrepreneurs retooling their storefront to continue operations and/or modify their business.

3. Homeless Outreach Services:
Funds support Homeless Outreach Navigators to identify homeless persons and connect them with local community service programs, care, and permanent housing.

Visit to learn more about how the annual 24-hour giving challenge helped DSF raise funds and make a difference!