Give Smart. Give Local.

It sounds easy doesn't it? You live in this community. You know the problems we face. You recognize that there are many groups working towards common solutions. But how can you begin to impact community needs through your giving? Can you make a difference?

Stanislaus Community Foundation offers a simple, personal approach that provides donors with the opportunity to be as impactful as possible, in our own community. Through our various fund vehicles, our due diligence process, and our grant evaluations – we ensure your charitable goals are met. Depending on your goals, we can craft unique, personalized grant programs that maximize the impact of your gifts.

Explore your charitable options.

For as many motivations as there are to give, there are ways of giving. Get started by articulating your goals and interests on this questionnaire.

Make your gift dollars go further.

As a public charity, we offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law. Through our careful stewardship and the power of endowment, your charitable fund grows over time.

Learn about community needs and opportunities.

Our grantmaking staff monitors our community's most pressing needs and greatest opportunities. We have deep relationships with local nonprofits working in the arts, community development, education, environment, health and human services, and are happy to share our knowledge.

Work through your estate or financial planner.

We'll work with your trusted professional advisor to design the charitable giving solution that's right for you. You'll enjoy the financial, personal and community benefits of strategic giving.

Relax while we handle the paperwork.

We handle all of the administrative responsibilities, including investment management, due diligence and grantmaking, so you can focus on the joy of giving.

Create your legacy.

We can help you establish a fund to honor a loved one, establish a family legacy, rally others to a cherished cause, inspire them to give, or demonstrate corporate support for the community.

Connect with others who share your passion.

We connect people who care with causes that matter, and to each other as well. As a Stanislaus Community Foundation donor, you'll have opportunities to network with other community-focused individuals who share your interests and passions.

Learn More

For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact us to discuss your giving options. We'd be happy to meet with you or your professional advisor to discuss how your gift can build a better future for our community. Contact us to learn more.