Alchemist CDC

A Catalyst for Change

Alchemist CDC - A Catalyst for Change

About Us

Support Sacramento area residents in their efforts to create vibrant, equitable, healthy and diverse communities.

Why “Alchemist”?
Alchemy, the medieval science known for seeking to transmute, or transform base metals into gold, appealed to us because of Sacramento’s history as a Gold Rush town and the idea of transformation. We saw an opportunity in Sacramento’s rapid growth and active community to help nurture and transform neighborhoods into the community’s vision. Our logo is a combination of the German alchemy symbol for gold and an Egyptian symbol for “village” or community.

Core Values

Vibrant: Neighborhoods are full of creative residents with the best ideas for improving their communities – we are here to help develop and educate residents as a way to strengthen communities

Equitable: Social justice in community development means that all residents should contribute to and benefit from economic and physical development in their neighborhoods – authority needs to be held accountable

Diverse: Community health is strengthened by having residents of diverse ethnicity, economic level, cultural background, age and interest

Financial history: 

Click the links below to view Alchemist CDC’s last three years’ 990 IRS tax forms:

990 2016

990 2015

990 2014

Additional governing documents, e.g., conflict of interest policy, financial statements, etc. are available upon request by contacting