Sierra Service Project is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of California. Participant fees cover 54% of SSP’s operating costs; the remaining balance comes from donations from individuals, churches, businesses and foundations. Without these donations, we would have to raise our fees by at least $300. Over 600 individuals and families give annually.


Scholarships are an important part of SSP’s mission, allowing more youth the opportunity to serve. In 2018, SSP awarded a total of $47,000 in scholarships to 20% 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. Download SSP’s 2017 Form 990.

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.

Current Grant Providers

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

Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

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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Total Summer Program Cost Per Person: $715

  • Fees: $415
  • Donations: $300

2018 Expenses

  • Site Operations 37%
  • Administration 24%
  • Summer Staff 12%
  • Materials & Tools 8%
  • Facility 6%
  • Food 6%