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 were proud to welcome these funds in 2020:

Anonymous Donor Advised Fund I
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
Nancy B. Reardan Scholarship 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

Lodi Community Foundation
United Way of San Joaquin County Endowment Fund

Yolo Community Foundation
Anonymous Fund
Dan Parrish Insurance Foundation
Friends of Yolo County Archives
Giguiere Family Foundation
Stephens DeWall Family Fund
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

Cannady-Ford Family Fund

Lynne Cannady and David Ford are thoughtful about their charitable giving. The couple spends time learning about nonprofits whose missions they care about, and they use the Foundation’s knowledge and resources to uncover information as well.

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.

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.

Mort and Marcy Friedman Fund

Every city is blessed with a few families who stand out as philanthropic leaders. In Sacramento, the Friedman family has set a shining example for others by supporting projects that have transformed the Capital region into a metropolitan force.

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.

The Jerome and Wanda Hart Fund

The Harts insured that their charitable legacy would continue in perpetuity by including a distribution to The Jerome and Wanda Hart Fund in their trust and turning it into an endowment. Through the trust, the Harts left instructions to guide their chosen fund advisors to select charitable causes that match their interests.

Fearless Fund

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

Benny Goodman Foundation

The legendary musician is forever linked to the Foundation through the Benny Goodman Foundation scholarship, established in his honor by his daughter, Rachel Goodman Edelson, a local resident.

Malcolm W. Robinson Foundation

After several years of the cost and difficulty of managing a private foundation operating from the East Coast, Surang Robinson 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.

Kim Pacini-Hauch & Richard Hauch Foundation

As longtime philanthropists, Kim and Richard are known for their generosity throughout this community.

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