Thank you for your interest in donating to River Oak!

River Oak’s dependable delivery of proven programs is contingent on a family’s ability to stay on track and in treatment despite the occurrence of short-term set backs.

Agencies rely on River Oak as a behavioral health nonprofit that delivers proven programs and services efficiently and with integrity, and they respect River Oak’s accountability and transparency. But what the agencies don’t fund is often the key ingredient between success and delays in progress for River Oak families.

Reaching out to River Oak is often the only option for families facing immediate and overwhelming life obstacles that can derail treatment.

Through our privately funded Family Endowment Program we can offer emergency support such as a one-time rent payment or a late utility bill, scholarships and enrichment opportunities, tech tools for success at school, transportation to connect clients with community services and even family summer camp offering treatment and respite.

Contact River Oak at 916-609-5100, for more information.

There are several easy ways to make a donation. You can make a secure financial donation online or, if you prefer, you can download our donation form and mail it with your credit card information or your check to:

River Oak Center for Children
5445 Laurel Hills Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841
ATTN: Accounting Department

Please note: While we appreciate the giving spirit, we prefer to not receive Gift Cards as a form of donation.

River Oak Center for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax identification number is 94-2519001.


Giving Opportunities

Here are some of the ways individuals and business groups can support River Oak Center for Children:

  • In Honor of … Gifts
  • In Memory of … Gifts
  • Special Event Support
  • Toy Drives & Giving Trees
  • Employer Matching Funds
  • United Way Giving Campaign
  • Community Partnerships
  • In-Kind Contributions
  • Third Party Fundraiser Events

Year Round Support for Children & Families

  • Donate school supplies and new, neutral color backpacks (no red, blue or character backpacks) for Elementary through High School
  • New books for infants to 21



River Oak collects children’s toys and teen gifts through Toy Drives and Giving Trees sponsored by business and community groups. During mid-December, we open “Santa’s Workshop” for the holiday season in order to grant wishes for all of River Oak’s children and their siblings. Please note: While we appreciate the giving spirit, we prefer to not receive Gift Cards as a form of donation.
Contact: Laurie Clothier at


River Oak Center for Children’s 50 years of service is a remarkable accomplishment. Thousands of children, youth and their families have benefitted from the proven programs – and their sound delivery – over time that have created healthier communities. Despite our historic efforts and track record of success, client demand continues to grow, and River Oak professional services will be even more in demand.

Making a commitment to give River Oak a major gift, incrementally or at death as part of your overall financial and estate planning will assure River Oak’s continued impact in our communities.

Proven Programs. Sound Delivery. Healthy Communities.