Our Fundholders

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. 

Johnny's League

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.

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.

Impact Media Fund

This Fund improves our community through research, community engagement and education, solutions-based and investigative journalism, and storytelling throughout the region.

Fundholder Stories

Vince Andrade-Sales Social Practice Fund

Giving has always been part of Vince Sales’ life, thanks to his grandparents.

California Family Farmer Emergency Fund

When the pandemic dramatically impacted the livelihoods of the farmers it supports, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) quickly mobilized response efforts.

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.

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. 

Sacramento Ballet Endowment

Ensuring ballet thrives in our community — forever.

Ose Family Community Service Award

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.

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.

Vernon Andrew Farnum Fund

The endowment for the Vernon Andrew Farnum Fund will provide unrestricted support for the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to carry out its mission of meeting area needs and enhancing the quality of life in the region. "We were so impressed with your devotion and professionalism to bring this process to its successful conclusion," said Kathryn and Dale.

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.

 

Make a Difference in Our Community

We help generous people like you customize their philanthropy, so they can easily and effectively supporting the issues they care about—now and always.

Open a Charitable Fund