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 $8 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.

Yours truly,

Marian Kaanon


Connecting for Good Event: April 17th

Stanislaus Community Foundation partnered with Sierra Health Foundation, Stanislaus Officer of Education, the Frameworks for a Thriving Stanislaus, and City Ministries Network on an collaborative workshop  entitled, "Connecting for Good: Building Collaboration in Stanislaus County." Stay tuned for future learning opportunities that builds upon the teachings of this event. 

See our event flyer for more details.

2014 Scholarship Period Closed

The 2014 SCF Scholarship period closed on March 28. We will announce recipients in early May.

To learn more, please visit our Scholarships page.

2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Annual Report is now available for review. Take a moment to learn more about how we are impacting Stanislaus County.

Download the Annual Report here or subscribe here for updates.