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
Brenchley-Jackson Fund
CAFF California Family Farmer Emergency Fund
Dillard-Jackson Family Scholarship Fund
Jenner Chapman Fund
NCHS-North Star Mining Museum Expendable Fund
Placer Land Trust Natural Wonders Forever Endowment Fund
Therese and Michael Fund
Vince Andrade-Sales Social Practice Fund

Yolo Community Foundation
Anonymous 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

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.

Geminder Lewis Fund

When it came to getting started in philanthropy, Michael Geminder and Bridget Lewis turned to the Foundation as a resource for organizing their charitable giving.

Erin Aaberg Givans Memorial Scholarship

The Erin Aaberg Givans Memorial Scholarship honors the life of a tireless advocate for children's health in California.

Davis Senior Services Endowment Fund

To ensure the Center’s long-term financial health, Davis Senior Services established the Yolo Community Foundation – Davis Senior Services Endowment Fund with generous support from donors such as the George and Lena Valente Foundation. 

Guy M. and Jacqueline C. Sheridan Memorial Fund

After the war, Jacqueline met and married an American Army officer, Guy Mitchell Sheridan, and began a new life in the U.S. While Mitch worked as an editor of the Sacramento Bee, Mme. Sheridan focused her talents on local and ethnic art and emerging artists.

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.

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.

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