LEAD         /       CONNECT         /        GIVE


Andrea Ellinghouse
Executive Director
(916) 319-4260

Charleen Floyd
Program Manager
(916) 319-4276

The Metro Chamber Foundation aims to increase regional investment in young people because we believe strongly that building a talent pipeline, improving workforce diversity and bringing new ideas and skills into the workplace are all critical components of building a healthy and thriving community.

We are committed to fostering economic and community development through the promotion of young professionals, emerging leaders, and philanthropy. Two of our strategic programs include Metro EDGE and Leadership Sacramento – each designed to bridge education and workforce gaps for emerging leaders and young professionals. The Metro Chamber Foundation also administers an annual grant-making program, Inspire Giving. Inspire Giving is a collective giving model, held as an endowment at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation with a robust annual grant-making effort. Together, these three programs help young professionals connect, embrace employees who lead and encourage professionals and businesses to give back and serve the communities they call home.

It was the countless hours and donations from the business men and women of the Sacramento Metro Chamber that made it all possible. Through their dedication and their hard work, 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.

Eileen Thomas, Executive Director River City Food Bank

Metro EDGE is part of the leading demographic that is creating real and positive change in our region.


Leadership Sacramento 2015 has enhanced my compassion, commitment, and involvement in our community.

CAPTAIN BILL CHAMPION, CLASS OF 2015 Sacramento Police Department

Our youth writers, volunteers, and board cannot thank Inspire Giving enough for its generosity. Winning the prize money and in-kind services made it a reality to open a whimsical writing center for low-income youth. The Inspire Giving team supplied the leadership, tools, talent, and time to make our vision a reality. They exceeded our expectations, and in turn, inspired us to aim higher and bigger to make an impact in Sacramento.


Uptown Studios has had a participant in each year of Leadership Sacramento since 2012. The benefits that each of my employees gain from the experience far outweighs the investment. Suddenly we have another 35 people that get to know our team and build new relationships. Leadership Sacramento has helped position Uptown Studios as a leader in our community.

Tina Reynolds, Class of 2012 Uptown Studios