Message from our CEO

What is a Community Foundation?

A community foundation is a place-based public charity created by and for a specific region of people. We house over 100 unique charitable funds under our umbrella. These funds are set up by individuals, families, corporations, public and nonprofit agencies - anyone with a charitable goal can achieve it, easily and efficiently, by utilizing the services of a community foundation.

Since 2002, Stanislaus Community Foundation has provided over $9 million in grants and scholarships within our region. Learn more about our tri-fold mission to fund our community's needs and aspirations well into the future.

Thanks for visiting our website and we hope you will contact us to learn more about our various fund vehicles and how we can help whether you are a donor, a grant seeker or simply want to learn more about the power of giving.

In the spirit of giving,

Marian Kaanon


2016 Scholarships

Stanislaus Community Foundation scholarship period is now open! Apply Now!

You're Invited!
Stanislaus READS! 2016 Community Huddle

Our Stanislaus READS! 2016 Community Huddle is happening Monday, March 21st from 3pm to 5pm. Join us as we celebrate the tremendous work of our community partners and hear from the Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-level Reading, Ralph Smith! Register for this FREE event here.

Donate to the Imagination Library

Help support the expansion of the Imagination Library in Stanislaus County! This program mails a free book to a participating child’s home monthly from birth to age five, providing quality literature to children who otherwise may not have access to books.

Make a donation online today!

Stanislaus READS!

Stanislaus Community Foundation, in partnership with Stanislaus County Office of Education, the Children and Families Commission, Stanislaus County Libraries and five school districts, has joined forces to move the needle on third-grade reading. To learn more about this county-wide initiative and how you can partner with us, please visit our website:

Download Community Report here