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The Grace Project

Lindsey Herring at a science lab bench holding a calculatorInspired by Lindsey Herring (Alumna Nutrition, Food and Dietetics) and her friends at Sacramento State, The Grace Project aims to promote retention and success among underrepresented students pursuing STEM degrees, by eliminating some of the financial barriers they face. STEM courses, particularly those with laboratory requirements, often burden students with additional expenses. The Grace Project alleviates financial stress by supporting students with the resources they need to be successful in their courses.

Student Information

How to request assistance: Students who are taking a math and/or science class can submit a request at the beginning of the start of each semester. Complete the request form below to request items. View the list of items student are able to request. List of courses that require PPE.

If your request is fulfilled you will receive an email with pick up instructions and your special code will also be listed on our webpage indicating that your items are ready for pick up.

We are no longer accepting request for Spring 2024. Please check back before the start of the Fall 2024 semester to submit a request for Fall 2024.

The following students can begin picking up their items from Sequoia Hall 320, Center for Science and Math Success.

University Basic Needs Programs and Resources

The Grace Project is unable to support all the basic needs of a student. Fortunately, the University and other programs provide services and resources for students who need assistance with basic needs and necessities. See the list of the services below.

The ASI Baraiya Textbook Reimbursement Program through the Sacramento State ASI allocates $5,000 per semester to help Sacramento State students ease the financial strain of buying textbooks. The Reimbursement Program will help students up to $100 each semester for a textbook(s), on a “first-come, first-served” until the funds are exhausted during the application period.

The application will open during week five of each semester and will be open only for seven calendar days.

Visit the ASI Baraiya Textbook Reimbursement Program for eligibility, application requirements, and guidelines, and to apply.

The Sacramento State CARES office provides support to students who are in crisis or experiencing unique challenges to their education.

Some of the services provided:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Food & Housing Insecurity
  • Emergency Housing Services
  • Cal Fresh Application Assitance

CARES Webpage

The ASI Food Pantry exists to provide food and basic necessities to Sac State students with financial hardships and low food security, at no cost. In addition to helping alleviate hunger within our student community, the ASI Food Pantry aims to decrease the negative impact that low food security has on the academic success of our students.

Food Pantry Website

Location: 1st Floor of the University Union, enterence faces Santa Clara Hall

The Dreamers Resources Center has a area where students who are in need can get free clothes

Items they have are

  • Jackets
  • Shoes
  • Sweaters
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Shorts/Dresses

DRC Webpage

Location: River Front Center 1022

As part of the CSUCCESS student technology equity program, IRT and campus partners offer short and long-term laptop checkout for academic use on a first-come, first-served basis. Laptops are pre-loaded with current technology and course software and automatically receive security patching.

Laptop Checkout Webpage

How to Donate

If you are interested in supporting the Grace Project, here are ways to contribute:

  1. Make a donation online.
  2. Mail-in Donation: Make payments payable to The University Foundation at Sacramento State. Write “The Grace Project” in the memo line, and mail the donation to the address below.

    California State University, Sacramento
    6000 J Street, MS 6130
    Sacramento, CA 95819
  3. Purchase items through Amazon from the Grace Project Wish list.

    If you would like a Tax ID Donation Acknowledgement Letter sent you you for your Amazon Wish List Donation, please message

Student Messages to Grace Project Supporters

We are very grateful to all the donors and supports of the Grace Project. This project would not be possible with out your help but you do not have to take our word for it. Please see the messages of appreciation from the students who have benefited from the Grace Project.

Spring 2024 Grace Project Message Board

Fall 2023 Grace Project Message Board

Spring 2023 Grace Project Message Board

Fall 2022 Grace Project Message Board


Undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at Sacramento State majoring in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Georgraphy, Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics & Statistics, or taking a course in math and/or science, who need extra support due to financial ability in getting needed supplies for math and science coures.

Currently the Grace Project only provides supplies during the Fall and Spring semester. Students are able to submit request before the start of each semester.

Eligible students who are interested in participating must complete a survey that is released before the start of each semester.

There will be a list of most popular lab wear (labcoats, nitrile gloves, goggles) and school supplies (notebooks, pens, dry erase markers, etc.) that students will be able to select from.

We are unable to fulfill requests for expensive items like computers and tablets. Fortunately, the university provides short-term and long-term checkout of laptops on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please visit the Student Laptop Checkout webpage for more information.

You will recieve an email to your saclink email notifying you that your items are ready for pick up. We will also list your code on the Grace Project website which will indicate itmes are ready for pick up.

Items can be retrieved from the Center for Science and Math Success, Sequoia Hall 320, on designated days and time. Please see the website for pick up days and times.

Yes, you must provide the code you provided in the survey and post a thank you message on the Grace Project Message Board

Please email with the item(s) you need and depending on available funds will be reviewed for consideration. Items only for math and science courses will be considered.

There are several ways that you can support the Grace Project.

  • Make a cash donation
  • Set up a payroll deduction
  • Purchase the supplies from our Amazon wish list
  • Purcahse supplies and drop them off to our office

Contact Information