Our Fundholders

Our thanks to the members of our community who support the Sacramento region so generously

We are honored to help our fundholders reflect their interests, their values, and their hopes for the future through their philanthropy. Each fund at the Foundation has its own story – a handful of which we share below – but they are all united by the threads of our fundholders' endless generosity. 

After reading some of our donors' giving stories, we invite you to:

browse a complete list of our funds through 2016

learn more about opening a fund at the Foundation

We are proud to welcome the following funds in 2017:

Anonymous Fund (Yolo Community Foundation)
Barbara Hubbard Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Burtness Prak Family Fund 
Charlotte Wehrman Charitable Fund
Cone Family Fund (Yolo Community Foundation)
Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship
Hershey-Bateman Family Fund 
J. Bronwyn Bateman Fund
Jennifer L Kaye Hope Fund 
Lauren & Jerry Bailey Memorial Fund
Rogers Family Foundation


Maurice T. and Inez S. Rhoe Fund

Six siblings came together to open a fund at the Foundation honoring their parents’ remarkable lives.

Chris Ann Bachtel Foundation

Throughout her career as a trust officer, Chris Ann Bachtel has been in a position to help clients find ways to leave a legacy through philanthropy—which is how she knew she wanted to partner with the Foundation for her own giving.

Enlow and Melena Ose

With the Ose Family Community Service Award, Enlow and Melena Ose are extending their values of giving back to the community to new generations of young people.

Fundholder Stories

Junior League of Sacramento

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation exists today because of the dedication of the women in the Junior League of Sacramento.

Geminder Lewis Fund

When it came to getting started in philanthropy, Michael Geminder turned to the Foundation as a resource for organizing his charitable giving.

Maureen O'Leary Burness Foundation for Special Needs Children

For Maureen’s 50th birthday, Rob surprised her with a party and a check for $10,000 to establish the Maureen O’Leary Burness Foundation for Special Needs Children at the Foundation. 

Whitney Pinkerton Fund

Twenty years ago, Bay Area artist and teacher Clayton Pinkerton established a fund in memory of his longtime partner, Jerrold Whitney, who had a great love of books.

Vernon Andrew Farnum Fund

The endowment for the Vernon Andrew Farnum Fund will provide unrestricted support for the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to carry out its mission of meeting area needs and enhancing the quality of life in the region. "We were so impressed with your devotion and professionalism to bring this process to its successful conclusion," said Kathryn and Dale.

Max and Nadine Dimick Scholarship

The Max and Nadine Dimick Scholarship was established by the late Dr. and Mrs. Dimick to assist students at local community colleges.

Margaret Deterding Fund

The Margaret Deterding Fund was created by Margaret during her life in the hope of giving back to the community that held the story of her life.

Todd and Betsy Stone Family Fund

With their own family, the Stones worked to pass along their values of leadership, service, and generosity. As part of their legacy planning, they created the Todd and Betsy Stone Family Fund at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and named it as a beneficiary of their retirement accounts.

JamesĀ and Virginia Benson Memorial Fund for the Elderly of Placer County

During their lifetimes, James and Virginia Benson chose to support organizations in Placer County that provide assistance to the elderly. When they left a bequest to establish their endowment, they entrusted the Foundation to decide which organizations to support.

J. David Ramsey Music Endowment

Music was always a big part of Dave’s life, no matter where he was.  He played the flute and piccolo as a student, performed on the mandolin at his nephew’s wedding, and played the piano throughout his life. The J. David Ramsey Music Endowment will provide annual income for the Foundation to use for purposes and organizations that perpetuate Dave’s passion for music.

Make a Difference in Our Community

We enable people like you to customize their philanthropy, easily and effectively supporting the issues they care about – now and always.

Open a Charitable Fund