Part of what makes Metro EDGE an impactful organization is our members’ commitment to philanthropic engagement. As part of our mission of giving back to the community, Metro EDGE selects a beneficiary each year to support with volunteer recruitment, community engagement and fundraising efforts.

Past Metro EDGE Beneficiaries:

2016 Beneficiary: Next Move. EDGE focused its philanthropic and regional advocacy efforts on a partnership with Next Move in 2016. Next Move’s mission is to help get more individuals and families with children off the streets, back to work, and back home. Next Move’s services include: programs for temporary shelter and permanent supportive housing, providing individual success plans, self-sufficiency workshops on living skills, parenting, budgeting, housing, health and mental health care, housing relocation assistance, employment readiness and community support services. Next Move’s Family Shelter program is one of the only two shelters in Sacramento that accepts families intact, without restriction on household composition. To learn more about Next Move, visit

2015 Beneficiary: Reading Partners. EDGE selected Reading Partners, Sacramento, as its 2015 beneficiary. Reading Partners is a national organization with a strong presence in Sacramento Title 1 schools. The organization recruits, trains and pairs volunteer tutors with students who are reading 6 months to 2 years below reading level. Volunteers make a weekly commitment to work with a child one-on-one using structured, research-based curriculum. Only 34% of US fourth graders are reading proficiently and those who aren’t are four times as likely to drop out of high school. Sacramento County is no exception to this problem. The Metro EDGE Philanthropy Committee, with support of the entire membership, worked to increase the number of young professionals volunteering as mentors for the organization, as well as provided skills-based administrative volunteer support. To learn more about Reading Partners, visit

2013-2014 Beneficiary: Sacramento Children's Home.During 2013-2014, Metro EDGE raised $8,000 and volunteered more than 500 hours for the Sacramento Children’s Home. Through its programs, the Sacramento Children’s home addresses the issues of children and provides services that range from the prevention of child abuse to parenting education and acute trauma treatment. Its Residential Program, located on Sutterville Road, offers 24-hour residential care, therapeutic treatment, recreation and keeps children actively engaged in the community. To learn more about the Sacramento Children’s Home, visit

2012 Beneficiary: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento. During 2012, Metro EDGE raised $4,000 and volunteered more than 200 hours for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento. Providing much needed support to over 2,000 young people annually, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento works to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential. For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento, visit

2011 Beneficiary: Junior Achievement of Sacramento. During 2011, Metro EDGE raised $5,000 and volunteered more than 150 hours for Junior Achievement of Sacramento. An educational organization teaching financial literacy, entrepreneurship, workforce readiness, and other life skills to nearly 10,000 area students in grades K-12, Junior Achievement of Sacramento provides skills to build the next generation of leaders. For more information about Junior Achievement of Sacramento, visit

2010 Beneficiary: Sacramento State Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). During 2010, Metro EDGE raised $3,500 and volunteered more than 100 hours for the Sacramento State Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Serving California residents from low-income households who demonstrate the motivation and potential at Sacramento State, but have not been able to realize their goal for a higher education because of her/his economic and/or educational background, the EOP program established a scholarship for students with the dollars raised by Metro EDGE. For more information about EOP, visit