Privacy Policy

Sacramento Region Community Foundation (the Foundation) recognizes that your privacy and the protection of your personal information are important to you.  We have created this privacy policy to address how we may use your personal information and how the Foundation helps protect personal information while using the Foundation’s website.

If you have any questions about this policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us by email at

What Personal Information Do We Collect About You?

The Foundation may collect personal information about you that you specifically and voluntarily provide.  This information includes data that can identify you as a specific individual, such as name, address, employer, phone number and email address.  This information is gathered when a donor establishes a fund, when a donor makes a donation or when a nonprofit receives a grant.  We may also collect this information on our website and on such pages where this data is collected, we specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the service or information that you have requested.

What Computer Information Do We Collect?

The Foundation may also collect certain technical information from your computer each time you request a page during a visit to the Foundation website.  This information is collected from your computer’s web browser and may include your IP address, operating system, web browser software (e.g., Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), the length of time spent on a page, etc.  This information does not identify you personally and the Foundation does not attempt to tie this data to any personal information you provide.  This information may be used in aggregate to improve the website and to determine what content is most relevant to our visitors.  For mobile phone users accessing the website, please check with your wireless company to understand whether such information may be used to identify you.

Cookies and Other Web Technologies

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and cookies set by the Foundation can only be read by the Foundation.  One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to you.  You have the ability to accept or decline cookies; Many web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

The Foundation uses your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided.  For example, when you establish a fund, we use your contact information to send to you fund statements, periodic mailings with news and information about the Foundation’s programs and events.  We use donor information to thank you for your donations.  Nonprofit information is used to mail grants and periodic news and information about the Foundation.

Computer information gathered through the website is used to compile statistics about visitors to our website and do not identify you personally.

If you complete a survey or send us comments or other information, we use that information to 1) respond to your questions and comments where appropriate and/or 2) improve our programs, services and communications.

Does the Foundation Share Personal Information With Others?

The Foundation shares personal information with certain third party vendors who act for or act on behalf of the Foundation.  For instance, when you register for an event, a third party processes your registration on our behalf.  These companies are not authorized to use your personal information for any other purpose.

The Foundation may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the legal process served to the Foundation and/or to protect and defend the rights or property of the Foundation.

Except as described above, the Foundation does not share your personal information outside of the Foundation.  The Foundation does not sell or rent your personal information to anyone.

Website Security

When you provide information through this website, the transmission is protected by secure socket layer (SSL) encryption.  However, the Internet is inherently insecure and no website operator can guarantee that a website is completely secure.  The Foundation does not warrant that this website is secure or “hackerproof.”

This website contains links to other websites owned and operated by the Foundation including and

This website may also contain links to other websites or web pages operated by third party vendors who act for or act on behalf of the Foundation.  Any data the Foundation obtains regarding your personal information will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided.  However, the Foundation urges you to review the privacy policies posted on each website you visit before using the website or providing any personal information.

Credit Card Transactions

The Foundation uses carefully selected service providers to process credit card transactions on our behalf.  When you provide personal information to process an online donation, your information goes directly from your computer to a server operated by our service provider.  Your credit card information is used only to process a “one time” transaction and the provider is bound by contract to treat all of your personal information as confidential.   Our credit card service provider provides us with information regarding each completed transaction such as name, address, etc. so that we may record the transaction in our records and provide the donor with a thank you/tax acknowledgement letter but does not share the credit card information with us so that it cannot be processed again.

Do You Have Questions and Concerns?

If you have any questions about the Foundation’s privacy policy, please contact us by email at or by writing us at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, 955 University Avenue, suite A, Sacramento, CA 95825, Attn: privacy policy.