Kindergarten to College Savings Program


Kindergarten to College Savings Program

The Kindergarten to College (K2C) Savings Program has aimed to make higher education more accessible by opening college seed accounts for kindergarteners at many of Sacramento’s schools. This year, the City of Sacramento and United Way California Capital Region are continuing to pursue this equity-based mission by expanding K2C to cover even more students at more schools. 


Boosting Your Savings
Explore these four incentives to learn how we can help grow your Seed Account.

Initial $25 Seed

Every kindergartener starts with $25 in the Seed Account. You get that just for claiming the account!

Financial Workshop – $100

Earn $100 when you attend one of our qualifying, cost-free workshops. See the Financial Workshop button to learn about upcoming workshops! The next one is hosted online by Golden 1 on March 23rd at 2:30 pm. 

Refer a Friend – $50 

When new users name you as a reference after they claim their account, you will receive an additional $50 deposit to your account.  This is limited to one deposit per person and one reference per new user. New users must be parents/guardians of kindergarteners enrolled at one of our 10 partner schools.

Matching funds – $50

If you decide to open your own 529 account to deposit your own money, we will match your deposit at a 2:1 rate up to $50. For example, if you invested $25, we would add $50 to your child’s Seed Account. Please note that this is the only incentive requiring a deposit on your part.