About Reason Center

Reason Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, opened its doors July 2014. It was established as a community and meeting place for gatherings and educational activities that promote scientific awareness, critical thinking and civic responsibility—via a naturalistic worldview and secular values. The existence of Reason Center would not have been possible without the generous support of our founding members and donors.

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Support a social and intellectual community for freethinkers

Contribute to society through education and community service

Uphold and safeguard the separation of religion and government

Advance the civic understanding and acceptance of freethinkers

Here's the 2014 campaign video that energized the launch of Reason Center:


I've been a proud member of the Sacramento Freethought / Humanist / Atheist Community for 15 years or more. Very happy to have like-minded people to hang out with, have discussions, and support one another. Let's grow this into even more!

Tom Ikelman

I've been a member since the Reason Center had their grand opening. I started hanging out at the Coffee Garden and heard David Diskin talking to people about SacFan and what it was. It feels like home. Here were my people and I didn't hesitate for a second to jump right in. Since then I've been to many events and made many friends. I love having a place that is safe. Safe for people like me to share experiences with. I'm grateful to find other understanding voices who share my values and call them friends. Sunday Assembly meets at the Reason Center and it's been a delight to be at an enlightening humanistic gathering without the church panic attack.

Rae Howard

A lot of people used to go to church...they used to have that community, and if they have given that up, lost their faith, and have become nonreligious, there needs to be a place for them for them to go, to connect and to meet other people. There needs to be a place for them to find volunteer opportunities, or to have a support network, or to maybe connect with people when times are rough. The Reason Center is that place.

David Diskin - Freethought Day Coordinator

I'm a firm believer that freethinkers need a home and a center that they can come to. There are tax-free churches on practically every other corner in every city, so there certainly should be at least one Reason Center in Sacramento.

Annie Laurie Gaylor - Co-President of Freedom From Religion Foundation

Reason Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 46-4430467