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 2017

learn more about opening a fund at the Foundation

We were proud to welcome the following funds in 2017:

ACC Fund 
Barbara Hubbard Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Belton Mouras, Jr. and Dolores Mouras Charitable Fund
Burtness Prak Family Fund
Charlotte Wehrman Charitable Fund 
Cornelius Family CRT Fund 
Davis White Fund 
Easter Seals Superior California Expendable Fund 
Fo Pawz Foundation 
Frank A. Pereira and Amelia K. Pereira Fund
Geoduchess Fund 
Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship 
Hershey-Bateman Family Fund 
J. Bronwyn Bateman Fund 
Jennifer L. Kaye Hope Fund 
John and Carolyn Amen Memorial Fund 
Karun and Douglas Yee Field of Interest Fund 
Lauren & Jerry Bailey Memorial Fund 
Linda and Steven Merksamer Family Fund 
Marti E. Ikehara Legacy Fund 
Owen and Renée Taylor Family Fund 
Ramona Burnham Scholarship Foundation 
Raymond J. Cavanagh and Carl J. Steinauer Legacy Fund 
Raymond J. Cavanagh and Carl J. Steinauer Unity Center Fund 
Rogers Family Foundation 
Runnin' for Rhett Legacy Fund
Runnin' for Rhett Short Term Savings 
Syphax Family Foundation 
Wertz Family Fund

Lodi Community Foundation
Lodi Adopt-A-Child 

Yolo Community Foundation
Cone Family Fund 
Sandronsky-Hirsch Family Fund 


Fearless Fund

When Jennifer and Jay established a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation, they took a fearless approach.

Kim Pacini-Hauch & Richard Hauch Foundation

As longtime philanthropists, Kim and Richard are known for their generosity throughout this community.

Maurice T. and Inez S. Rhoe Fund

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

Fundholder Stories

Dennis and Nancy Marks Fund

Over the years, the endowment for the Dennis and Nancy Marks Fund has generated annual support for causes that matter to Dr. and Mrs. Marks – especially organizations that serve vulnerable children, youth, and families or minister to the needy, education, and the public library.

Erin Aaberg Givans Memorial Scholarship

The Erin Aaberg Givans Memorial Scholarship honors the life of a tireless advocate for children's health in California.

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.

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