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.
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.
Donald and Denise discovered the Foundation and learned the value of consolidating their charitable giving into one fund to benefit many nonprofits.
This Fund improves our community through research, community engagement and education, solutions-based and investigative journalism, and storytelling throughout the region.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
When Jennifer and Jay established a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation, they took a fearless approach.
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.
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.
As longtime philanthropists, Kim and Richard are known for their generosity throughout this community.
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.
We help generous people like you customize their philanthropy, so they can easily and effectively supporting the issues they care about—now and always.