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 2019

learn more about opening a fund at the Foundation

We are proud to welcome these funds in 2020:

Anonymous Legacy Fund I
Anonymous Legacy Fund II
Anonymous Legacy Fund III
Barbara Jeanne Hansen Fund
Beverly C. Gibson and Beth Hambey Gibson Charitable Fund
Brenchley-Jackson Fund
CAFF California Family Farmer Emergency Fund
Dillard-Jackson Family Scholarship Fund
Harold F. and Ida Kate Loughlin Memorial Fund
Jason K. Gallelli Memorial Foundation
Jenner Chapman Fund
NCHS-North Star Mining Museum Expendable Fund
Placer Land Trust Natural Wonders Forever Endowment Fund
Pease Family Fund
Shulock Family Community Fund
Stille Family Fund
Therese and Michael Fund
The SVVMA Charitable Foundation
Vince Andrade-Sales Social Practice Fund

Yolo Community Foundation
Anonymous Fund
Dan Parrish Insurance Foundation
Woodland Schools Foundation Endowment Fund

About our affiliate community foundations


Placer Land Trust

When Placer Land Trust conserves land, it assumes legal and financial responsibility to uphold protection. That’s why its team chose to invest in the future by establishing a permanent “Natural Wonders Forever Endowment Fund” with the Foundation.

Maurice T. and Inez S. Rhoe Fund

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

Denise and Donald Timmons Fund

Donald and Denise discovered the Foundation and learned the value of consolidating their charitable giving into one fund to benefit many nonprofits.

Fundholder Stories

Vince Andrade-Sales Social Practice Fund

Giving has always been part of Vince Sales’ life, thanks to his grandparents.

California Family Farmer Emergency Fund

When the pandemic dramatically impacted the livelihoods of the farmers it supports, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) quickly mobilized response efforts.

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. 

The Chevo Fund

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.

Sacramento Ballet Endowment

Ensuring ballet thrives in our community — forever.

Ose Family Community Service Award

Enlow and Melena Ose have given generously to the community they love. Over and above their financial contributions, Ose family members have logged hundreds of hours of board service to a long list of local organizations, in the knowledge that it takes engaged boards to build strong nonprofits.

Chris and Valerie Rhodes Fund

Giving back is so important to Chris and Valerie Rhodes that they mention it on their company website for Rhodes Retail Services, Inc., a merchandizing services company based in Elk Grove.

Whitney Pinkerton Fund

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.

Margaret Zentner Fund for California's State Parks

Maura developed philanthropic values at a young age thanks to her parents’ involvement with the causes they loved.

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