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



Stanislaus Futures Launches:
Community Partners Commit to College Success

Stanislaus Community Foundation is excited to announce the launch of Stanislaus Futures, a long-term and large-scale commitment to provide low-income Stanislaus County students the opportunity to achieve their college and career goals. Stanislaus Futures partners include Stanislaus County Office of Education, The Modesto Bee, Modesto Junior College and other local education partners to build scholarship funds, align systems and deepen family engagement around financial aid and college resources.

Learn more about Stanislaus Futures and how you can invest in our local students’ success!

Irvine New Leadership Network - Stanislaus

Stanislaus Community Foundation and the James Irvine New Leadership Network have joined forces to bring you New Leadership Network Stanislaus. The James Irvine Foundation is committed to investing resources and empowering communities to come up with solutions that work locally, with the belief that one of the best ways to support the San Joaquin Valley is to support local leaders working together to improve their region. Learn more and apply now

Modesto Bee's Bee A Reader Campaign

The Modesto Bee and Stanislaus Community Foundation have joined forces to ensure Stanislaus County children have access to educational activities that allow for learning during the summer month. The Bee a Reader Fund is an annual project to help raise awareness of the importance of summer learning and to increase community awareness of the importance of summer learning and to increase community investments towards quality summer programs, so that kids can continue to leap ahead.
Donate to the Bee a Reader Fund.