What is a Community Foundation?

Who We Are

Since 2002, Stanislaus Community Foundation has been a catalyst to transform local resources into common good. Our Board of Directors are engaged business and civic leaders who work with staff to impact the region through smart, strategic philanthropy.

What We Do

PHILANTHROPIC EXPERTISE – We help individuals and families achieve their charitable goals by offering tools and resources that make giving easy, flexible and effective. Our knowledge of local issues and needs makes your giving as impactful as possible.

GRANTMAKING – We actively foster generosity throughout Stanislaus County and support high impact opportunities. Working in partnership with local agencies, we bring funding and resources to the community in the form of grants and scholarships.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – Recognizing that no single organization can achieve large-scale outcomes alone, we convene and engage a cross-section of organizations and individuals to benefit the community; with a particular focus on education initiatives, including Stanislaus READS! And Stanislaus Futures.

Quick Facts

  • We are an independent, 501(c)(3) public charity.
  • We are an accredited member of the Council on Foundations and meet all National Standards.
  • Since our inception, we’ve granted more than $15 million in charitable funds to nonprofits and scholarship recipients in Stanislaus County.
  • We house more than 135 funds and more than $29 million in total assets.