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 $8 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 highlights local nonprofits during the Holiday season. The Modesto Bee and Stanislaus Community Foundation are asking interested nonprofit organizations to fill out a common application and submit to no later than 12:00 noon on September 19, 2014. 

To access the common application, please visit our current grant cycles page here.

2014 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Congratulations to the 2014 SCF Scholarship recipients!

Check out photos from our May scholarship reception.

2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Annual Report is now available for review. Take a moment to learn more about how we are impacting Stanislaus County.

Download the Annual Report here or subscribe here for updates.