Founded in 2011, The CARES Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides grants to organizations in the Greater Sacramento Area that directly serve the needs of people with HIV/AIDS or aid in the prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission. These grants may include funds for general support or specific projects or programs, including HIV education and research.

Our Mission
A generation free of HIV/AIDS in the Sacramento region.
Our Vision
Support a compassionate community for people living with HIV/AIDS, encourage innovative prevention and research programs, raise awareness to eliminate discrimination and stigma and ensure access to quality care.


Current Events

The CARES Foundation grant cycle is now open.

The CARES Foundation has given a total of $2,312,958.00 from January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2014 to the following organizations:


Safer Alternative through Networking and Education (SANE) - awarded grant for expanded syringe access program.


Cares Community Health - awarded grant for facilities expansion.


WIND Youth Services - awarded grant for HIV/STD outreach awareness program.


Harm Reduction Services - awarded grant for syringe exchange program.

Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) - awarded grant for HIV/STD outreach and prevention.