Sierra Service Project is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of California. Participant fees only cover 49% 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 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.
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
- 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.