Lead, connect, give
This is the foundation Metro is built on.
The Metro Chamber Foundation invests in people by building talent pipelines, improving diversity in the workforce, and bringing new ideas and skills into the workplace.
Our programs help leaders and professionals foster community, embrace employees who lead, and encourage professionals and businesses to give back to the communities they call home.
MetroBusiness Center is a suite of services designed to meet the demands of small to mid-size businesses, including help with business planning, financial assistance, business development, brand expansion, and lots more.
Metro EDGE is a young professional membership organization that engages a diverse network, helps members develop critical business skills, gives back to the community, and empowers leadership. Members come from business, public, and nonprofit sectors with diverse backgrounds and education levels.
Leadership Sacramento is our year-long interactive program that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the issues that impact the region’s economy. Leadership Sacramento is available to a select group of participants chosen through a competitive application process, hosting monthly day-long sessions and culminating in the completion of a community betterment project.
Lemonade Day is an experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business – modeled through a lemonade stand. Small businesses are critical to our economy and teaching youth entrepreneurial skills at a young age are essential to our future.
Inspire Giving is an endowment fund administered by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and guided by the Metro Chamber Foundation. Individuals contribute to Inspire Giving to be able to collectively give a donation larger than they could give on their own. Every year Inspire Giving provides a $10,000 grant and in-kind services to a local nonprofit.
Thousand Strong is operated in partnership with Mayor Steinberg’s office, and boosts Sacramento’s economic prosperity by collaborating with local businesses to create a pool of skilled, experienced young talent through paid youth employment. The year-long program serves urban public high school students between the ages of 16-18.
Metro Strive empowers women in the workforce to develop their inner leadership skills by allowing participants to build interpersonal skills, expand their leadership toolkit and build out their professional networks to increase their opportunities for economic security and overall health and wellbeing.
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Foundation updates recommended for you
Metro Chamber Foundation Executive Director Kyla Bryant sits down with Gary Gelfand and Scott Moak on Studio40 Live to talk about this year’s Lemonade Day.
Metro Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Sacramento Alumni Association is hosting its second annual reunion at Mulvaney’s B&L on June 15th. All past program alumni are welcome…
Metro EDGE’s Emerge Summit Conference, the West Coast’s premiere young professional event, is happening on September 21st! This year is the 10th annual conference so make sure…
River City Food Bank
It was the countless hours and donations from the men and women of the Foundation that made it all possible. We now have a food bank that is a wonderful facility for the entire community of Sacramento, and I can’t say thank you enough.
We’ve had a participant in each year of Leadership Sacramento since 2012. The benefits my employees gain from the experience far outweighs the investment, and building those new relationships help position Uptown Studios as a leader in our community.
Captain Bill Champion
Sacramento Police Department
Leadership Sacramento has enhanced my compassion, commitment, and involvement in our community.
Dr. Michael Marion
Metro EDGE is part of the leading demographic that is creating real and positive change in our region.