Become a Fundholder

Make a difference in the life of this community – now and always

For 40 years, we have been helping donors like you express their passion for giving. We know that giving reflects you, your values, your interests, and your hopes for the future. That's why we offer personalized philanthropy to each of our fundholders and offer a variety of charitable funds in order to help turn good intentions into great accomplishments. 

Opening a charitable fund at the Foundation is a tax-smart way to give to your favorite causes, easily and effectively. It's as simple as:

  • Give: Make a gift to open your personalized charitable fund at the Foundation.
  • Grow: Your fund grows through sound investments, enabling you to make greater immediate and long-term impact.
  • Grant: Direct grants from your fund to the causes that matter to you and your loved ones.

Through our work with donors like you, we are the leader in growing philanthropy regionwide and enhancing its enduring impact on quality of life in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties.

Find the charitable fund that's right for you

To get started, learn why giving through the Foundation is the easiest and most effective vehicle for your philanthropyview the menu of our funds, and schedule an appointment with our Fundholder Services team.

Denise and Donald Timmons

Through the Foundation, the Timmons family has supported myriad nonprofits that contribute to a thriving Sacramento region.

What do our fundholders say about their giving?

In our four decades of service to the Sacramento region, we have helped hundreds of philanthropic-minded members of our community realize their charitable goals – many of whom have generously shared their stories with the Foundation. By partnering with the Foundation, you too can bring change to our community and make your giving more effective, permanent, meaningful, and local. After all, generosity is our only business.

Ready to Open a Charitable Fund?

We are here to help you simplify your giving and strengthen your impact. We look forward to helping make your philanthropy powerful and rewarding, creating the lasting change you want to see — in this community and beyond.