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, formed under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.

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: Richard Robinson, Kaiser Permanente

Director: Chris Barr, California Bank of Commerce

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 these key areas:

1.  Placemaking:
Placemaking focused on small-scale, pop-up programming at activity centers throughout the downtown core as well as creative installations inclusive of, but not limited to, lighting and art enhancements.

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.


Reaching New Lights: A new Iconic sign is coming to the historic Waterfront!

In 2021, we fundraised exclusively to light the Sacramento skyline! The Old Sacramento Waterfront will soon have a new, unique landmark sign atop the California State Railroad Museum to greet visitors as they approach Downtown on Interstate 5.

The Downtown Sacramento Foundation has already raised nearly $85,000 for the sign from the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, California State Railroad Museum Foundation, Visit Sacramento, Harvego Family Foundation and Young Professionals of the Rotary Club of Sacramento. Already, these partners have committed just over half of the necessary funding to bring the sign to life!

You can help to light the Sacramento skyline too! Visit to learn more about donating to DSF.