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:
AIA Central Valley/John Ellis Architectural Scholarship
Anonymous Fund II
Anonymous Fund III
Bucher Family Charitable Fund
Davis White Legacy Fund
Enlow and Melena Adams Ose Fund
Frans DeBry Fund
Gail Goldsmith Charitable Giving Fund
Gail Goldsmith Long Term Charitable Giving Fund
Gedestad Family Trust
Jon and Francine Vorhees Alchemist Charitable Fund
Howard Family Fund
Leon D. Schimmel Fund
Melena Adams and Enlow Ose Fund
Ose Adams Fund
PG&E Better Together
Reason Center Endowment
Robert E. Lee and Anna Lee Fund
Sam and Kerry Wood Legacy Fund
Save the World Fund
Sean & Andrea Boyd Charitable Fund
Shimek Family Fund
Steve and Laura Pajak Charitable Fund
Yolo Community Foundation
Buck Education Fund
Gollober Family Fund
Jack D. Forbes Fund
Jack D. Forbes Endowment Fund
The Bernd Crasemann and Joan Machlis-Crasemann Civil Fund
Julia R. Millon Memorial Scholarship
Paul Makley Memorial Scholarship (YCF)
When Jennifer and Jay established a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation, they took a fearless approach.
As longtime philanthropists, Kim and Richard are known for their generosity throughout this community.
Six siblings came together to open a fund at the Foundation honoring their parents’ remarkable lives.
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.
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.
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.
After several years of the cost and difficulty of managing a private foundation operating from the East Coast, Surang decided to move the Malcolm W. Robinson Foundation to the Sacramento Region Community Foundation so she could focus on supporting her husband’s legacy of generosity and compassion, rather than dealing with the complexities involved in maintaining a private foundation.
Each spring, the daughters of Sally and Hubert Mee return to Sacramento to carry on an important family tradition: honoring heroes from the Sacramento Police and Fire Departments.
As a tangible measure of her support, Helen established an annual scholarship awarded to deserving students who had completed their G.E.D. or high school diploma to assist them as they went on to college or trade school. When she was well into her nineties, and as her eyesight failed, Helen listened as each of the scholarship applications was read to her.
After the war, Jacqueline met and married an American Army officer, Guy Mitchell Sheridan, and began a new life in the U.S. While Mitch worked as an editor of the Sacramento Bee, Mme. Sheridan focused her talents on local and ethnic art and emerging artists.
Gathering a prestigious board and creating stellar events, Chevo and his friends began raising money for The Chevo Foundation and opened The Chevo Fund at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to provide support for grantmaking.
The Harts insured that their charitable legacy would continue in perpetuity by including a distribution to The Jerome and Wanda Hart Fund in their trust and turning it into an endowment. Through the trust, the Harts left instructions to guide their chosen fund advisors to select charitable causes that match their interests.
The Foundation has been proud to manage the Give Something Back Community Fund since 1997, facilitating the company's investments in a diverse array of local nonprofits.
We enable people like you to customize their philanthropy, easily and effectively supporting the issues they care about – now and always.