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


Modesto Bee's Bee A Reader Campaign

The Modesto Bee and Stanislaus Community Foundation have joined forces to ensure Stanislaus County children have access to educational activities that allow for learning during the summer month. The Bee a Reader Fund is an annual project to help raise awareness of the importance of summer learning and to increase community awareness of the importance of summer learning and to increase community investments towards quality summer programs, so that kids can continue to leap ahead.
Donate to the Bee a Reader Fund.

Stanislaus READS! 2016 Progress Report

Our Stanislaus READS! 2016 Progress Report is now available for download 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!