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


2015 Scholarship Period Opens January 15th!

The Stanislaus Community Foundation’s 2015 scholarship period will open on Thursday, January 15 and close on Friday, February 27. Students may apply online for multiple scholarships on our website.  

To apply online, please visit our scholarship page.

2015 Connecting for Good: Leading Change in Stanislaus County

Join us on April 9 for a day of inspiration featuring cutting edge thinkers and doers around community change.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page

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