Sierra Service Project is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of California. In 2020 participant fees only covered 15% of SSP’s operating costs; the remaining balance came from donations from individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations. Without these donations, we would have to raise our participation fees. Over 400 individuals and families give annually.


Scholarships are an important part of SSP’s mission, allowing more youth the opportunity to serve. In 2019, SSP awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to 33% of our participants. These are young people who would not have been able to have the wonderful SSP experience without this financial assistance.

Financial Transparency

SSP’s tax identification number (EIN) is 68-0222320. We believe in financial transparency; information about us can be found on the independent informational service GuideStar and our GivingEdge profile. Download SSP’s 2019 Form 990 and annual independent audit (previous years can be found on our downloads page.)

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Sierra Service Project’s financial information is open to the public. If you have any questions about SSP’s finances, please email or call us at (916)488-6441.

Total Summer Program Cost Per Person: $727

  • Fees: $415
  • Donations: $312

2019 Expenses

  • Program Staff 30%
  • Site Operations 28%
  • Administration 24%
  • Materials & Tools 7%
  • Food 6%
  • Facilities 5%

Current Grant Providers

Every year, SSP receives financial support from several generous foundations and businesses.

Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Lowell Berry Foundation
Justice & Compassion Ministries of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church
Commission on Race and Religion of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church

Businesses That Match Employee Gifts

Many corporations will match their employee’s donations and volunteer hours. Some will even match their retiree’s contributions. Below are some of the companies from which SSP is currently receiving matching donations.

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