Maximize Your Impact
Like you, our fundholders have a giving spirit and want to do good in the Sacramento region. They turn to the Foundation to make their giving more effective, permanent, meaningful, and local. After all, generosity is our only business, and we are honored to help charitable people throughout El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties express their charitable passions.
WHY GIVE THROUGH THE FOUNDATION?
You can enjoy making donations that connect you with the causes and organizations you care about and receive the maximum tax benefits, while we handle all the administrative details.
Manage all of your giving from one simple account
Consult our staff for personalized service that matches your charitable and financial interests Handle donations and fund management online when it’s convenient for you
The Foundation takes care of check writing, grant administration, and IRS requirements
You will benefit from our track record in careful stewardship and expertise in charitable giving.
Over three decades of experience in stewarding assets that donors have entrusted to us
Governance and investment oversight by a
board of key community leaders Collaboration with your attorney or advisor to facilitate even the most complex forms of giving
Full accreditation by the
Council on Foundations, which signifies that we maintain the most rigorous standards in philanthropy
You can manage your giving according to your personal interests and choose your investment options according to your timeline.
Support the causes and community organizations that you care about most
Choose a fund type that is personalized to match your priorities and goals, without undertaking the expense of a private foundation Select from a range of investment vehicles to grow your fund
Establish or add to your fund using cash or a variety of appreciated assets, such as publicly traded stocks, mutual funds, real estate or closely held business interests
You will have access to our knowledge base of the nonprofits who are effective in addressing local needs and benefit from our experience in strategic philanthropy.
Expert program staff available for personalized advice to guide decisions about your fund and your plans for giving
Printed and online resources to keep you informed of community issues and giving opportunities
Opportunities to meet other donors at events offering dynamic learning and sharing opportunities
You will enjoy knowing that your charitable giving is both smart and generous.
Receive the maximum tax advantage possible, as compared to a private foundation
Reach across generations by involving family members in your fund
Leave a legacy through estate planning that can benefit the community—forever
Enjoy anonymous giving and a buffer from unwanted solicitations, should you desire it
Know that you are part of a group of generous people who support positive change in our region
The Rhodes opened their fund at the Foundation when they found they had less time for volunteering, but still wanted to give back to the Sacramento region.
We invite you to explore
what fund type matches your charitable goals, consider the four questions to best personalize your giving, and review charitable giving resources. For more information about opening a fund at the Foundation, or to schedule an appointment to create your fund, please contact us.
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.
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