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 have welcomed these funds in 2019:

Al and Millie Kahane Food Fund
Amber Fawn Wooton-Clark Memorial Scholarship
Anonymous Legacy Fund
Art Savage Scholarship Fund
Build Healthy Sacramento Fund
Denis Speaks - Denis O'Shea Memorial Fund
Dorothy Raley Charitable Fund
Easter M. Green Charitable Foundation
Frederick Harrold Family Fund 2
Gedestad Family Trust 2
Golden 1 Credit Union Foundation
Hope Cooperative Endowment Fund
Impact Media Fund
James L Leet and Patricia McCarty-Leet Family Fund
K. Ryan & Sons Charitable Fund
Keeman Wong Charitable Fund
Leland Stanford Mansion Foundation Fund
Paul E. Heckman Memorial Fund for Schools and Communities
PRIDE Industries Power of Purpose Fund
Rev. Paul Schneider Memorial Library Capital Campaign Fund
Sacramento Ballet Endowment
Vern C. Jones Charitable Fund
Wesley & Nancy Yee Charitable Fund

Yolo Community Foundation
Anonymous Legacy Fund
Hay Family Fund
The Dr. Robert and Joanne Andresen Foundation
Yolo County Library Foundation Expendable Fund
Yolo Food Bank Endowment for Poverty Reduction and Food Security

Lodi Community Foundation
Helm & Mary Haas Fund
Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation-Healthy Lodi Fund
Shulman Family Fund

About our affiliate community foundations

Impact Media Fund

This Fund exists to manage and fund projects and programs that drive transformation and improve our community through research, community engagement and education, solutions-based and investigative journalism, and storytelling throughout the Sacramento region.

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.

Fearless Fund

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

Fundholder Stories

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.

Bryan Potts Scholarship

By annually recognizing a Rio Americano High School senior who shares Bryan’s joy of living, Bryan’s life will continue to touch young people in the community.

J. David Ramsey Music Endowment

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.

Malcolm W. Robinson Foundation

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.

Sally and Hubert Mee Fund

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.

Fred Uhl Ball Memorial Fund for Artists in Crisis

Fred Ball was a talented artist whose life was cut short by a robbery attack in his Sacramento studio in 1985. In response to the tragedy, Fred’s many friends came together to endow the Fred Uhl Ball Memorial Fund for Artists in Crisis at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.

Maurice T. and Inez S. Rhoe Fund

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

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.

Helen Nash Scholarship Fund

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.

Eaton Kenyon Fund

Michael Eaton and Charity Kenyon have supported a wide variety of nonprofits over the years through their donor advised fund. They have a particular interest in the slow foods movement and the health benefits of fresh, local food, and especially in areas of our community lacking in fresh produce.

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