Creating Vibrant, Equitable, Healthy and Diverse Communities

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Alchemist CDC invites you to join us for Catalyst for Change, our annual community event to raise funds to help to sustain our programs and operations for the upcoming year. Come to mingle, enjoy drinks, pizza, small bites and an exciting raffle of unique, local treasures! We are excited to share new projects and celebrate our community members, partners, and program impacts from the previous year.

Advance tickets are on sale now for $25! Click here for tickets.

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Our Mission

Alchemist Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Sacramento area residents in their efforts to create vibrant, equitable, healthy and diverse communities.

CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets

Alchemist CDC facilitates the use of CalFresh (previously known as Food Stamps) at farmers’ markets

Pansy Community Park & Garden

Converting a vacant lot into a garden park based on resident input

Alchemy Kitchen

Developing a food business incubator serving historically disenfranchised populations

Market Match

CalFresh customers can receive matching incentive funds for using their benefits at farmers’ markets

Green Alley Project

Organizing neighbors to convert derelict alleys into usable neighborhood space

Building Healthy Community Retail

Healthy Shopping on a Budget store tours and healthy food preperation demonstrations

Market Match Dollars Distributed This Year

Partner Markets Where Alchemist CDC Facilitates CalFresh Processing

CalFresh Transactions This Year

"[Market Match] is the best thing ever. I only get $15/month [in CalFresh benefits] but I spend it all here- I get one and a half times my money and it’s all healthy stuff. You don’t have to be wealthy to eat well!"

– Janet, Market Match customer

"Feeding a family with $100 is so much more realistic, less stressful, and I can buy quality foods with that. The farmers’ market is a testament to that — I’m just amazingly grateful that that’s even an option for us"

– Rachel, CalFresh customer

"CalFresh acceptance at farmers' markets allows access to healthy foods that is missing in so many of my patients' diets. For those patients especially struggling with their weight, diabetes, or heart disease, I make them aware of this important community asset that Alchemist CDC provides."

– Rachel Hollander, MD

"The "Alchemist Team" has played a vital part to our success and we are extremely appreciative for the generous support given to our small business. We will definitely be more attentive to the fresh produce section and plan to patron the Farmers' Market to restock."

– Yvonne Cooks, Go Healthy Market