Our thanks to those who support the 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.
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.
To honor Ken’s legacy, his family and friends established the Kenneth C. Burt Memorial Fund to support the University of California's Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies.
Giving has always been part of Vince Sales’ life, thanks to his grandparents.
With the support of family and friends, Sara established a charitable fund to honor her beloved husband, Johnny Scott Long, and his lifelong commitment to caring for others.
The Trent Teague Music Education Fund honors the spirit of Trent Teague's life by supporting music programs at San Juan Unified School District and Sacramento City Unified School District.
Six siblings came together to open a fund at the Foundation honoring their parents’ remarkable lives.
One donor's fund is serving our region’s fastest growing population — and honoring the legacy of her late husband.
This Fund improves our community through research, community engagement and education, solutions-based and investigative journalism, and storytelling throughout the region.
Donald and Denise discovered the Foundation and learned the value of consolidating their charitable giving into one fund to benefit many nonprofits.
When the pandemic dramatically impacted the livelihoods of the farmers it supports, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) quickly mobilized response efforts.
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.
Ensuring ballet thrives in our community — forever.
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.
We help generous people like you customize their philanthropy, so they can easily and effectively supporting the issues they care about—now and always.