Partnering with Us

Join the Foundation family and maximize the impact of your generosity

As a fundholder with the Foundation, you are part of a family of donors who are as diverse as their interests, yet who share common bonds—a giving spirit and the desire to strengthen their community. Put simply: we are here to help you make the most of your charitable giving activities, and ensure that the vital work of the nonprofit organizations you support continues forever.

Like community foundations across the country — and around the world — the Sacramento Region Community Foundation enables philanthropic people to support the causes they love easily and effectively, immediately or through their will. After establishing a charitable fund at the Foundation, our donors recommend grants — in their name, if they choose — to nonprofit organizations they want to support. Through their generosity, our donors make a difference in the Sacramento region, and they will continue to impact our community for years to come.

Fundholder Michael Geminder and his partner Bridget Lewis

Michael Geminder established a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation to streamline and maximize the impact of his charitable giving.

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What is a Community Foundation?

Founded by local leaders in order to create a permanent pool of charitable funds to support local organizations, community foundations are independent, tax-exempt public charities. The first community foundation was established in Cleveland in 1914, and now there are 1,800 local community foundations across the globe. By giving through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, you are joining a worldwide network of like-minded people who want to create positive change in their own communities. Learn more about community foundations.

Our Commitment to Serve

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation is accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, indicating we meet the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. 

We work to support the causes our community cares about, from supporting the arts and cultivating gardens to curing illness, expanding literacy, and feeding children. National Standards certification is not mandatory. We chose to go above and beyond by affirming our commitment to excellence and accountability. Our National Standards certification says that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy; it is a promise to our community that we’ll continue to do this good work together, right here in the Sacramento region.

In addition, we are proud to uphold the provisions of the Donor Bill of Rights and our Service Credo and to be guided by them in all of our dealings with our community.