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
CEO

Announcements

2015 Scholarship Award Recipients

The Stanislaus Community Foundation honored this year's scholarship recipients at our annual scholarship ceremony on April 30.

Learn about this year's scholars here or see photos from our sholarship event on our Facebook page


2015 Connecting for Good: Leading Change in Stanislaus County

Our Connecting for Good event on April 9 was a huge success! Over 250 community 'thinkers and doers' joined together for a day of learning and inspiration.

Check out photos of the event on our Facebook 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: StanReads.org

Download Community Report here