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 in partnership with Sierra Health Foundation, Stanislaus Officer of Education, the Frameworks for a Thriving Stanislaus, and City Ministries Network is joining forces on an informative worship on collaborative thinking entitled, "Connecting for Good: Building Collaboration in Stanislaus County."

See our event flyer for more details or register online.

2014 Scholarship Period Open!

The 2014 SCF Scholarship application period will close on March 28. The Community Foundation uses an online application process for those scholarship funds that accept applications through the Foundation office.

To apply, please visit our Scholarships page.

2013 Winter Newsletter

Check out our 2013 Winter Newsletter to learn more about how we are impacting Stanislaus County.

Download the newsletter here or subscribe here.