Message from our CEO

What is a Community Foundation?

A community foundation is a place-based public charity created by and for a specific region of people. We house over 100 unique charitable funds under our umbrella. These funds are set up by individuals, families, corporations, public and nonprofit agencies - anyone with a charitable goal can achieve it, easily and efficiently, by utilizing the services of a community foundation.

Since 2002, Stanislaus Community Foundation has provided over $9 million in grants and scholarships within our region. Learn more about our tri-fold mission to fund our community's needs and aspirations well into the future.

Thanks for visiting our website and we hope you will contact us to learn more about our various fund vehicles and how we can help whether you are a donor, a grant seeker or simply want to learn more about the power of giving.

In the spirit of giving,

Marian Kaanon


A Book of Dreams

Celebrating its 24th anniversary in 2014, A Book of Dreams is an annual project of The Modesto Bee and Stanislaus Community Foundation that highlights local nonprofits during the Holiday season.  

To make a gift to A Book of Dreams, please visit our donation page.

Stanislaus Community Foundation Awarded National Standards

Stanislaus Community Foundation has recently been accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.

To learn more about the accreditation process, please see our press release.

Stanislaus READS! (Ready, Engaged, Able, Determined Students) Initiative Building Momentum

Stanislaus Community Foundation, in partnership with Stanislaus County Office of Education, the Children and Families Commission, Stanislaus County Libraries and several school districts, are joining forces to participate in the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

To learn more about our local campaign, please visit our initiatives page.