Formerly known as the Greater Modesto Community Foundation, Stanislaus Community Foundation serves and supports charitable donors, nonprofit organizations, and the entire community. We are a nonprofit public charity created by and for the people of Stanislaus County. We work to enhance the quality of life for all the people of Stanislaus County by encouraging philanthropy, providing services to donors and assisting those who work to meet community needs. View our overview brochure (PDF).
We are a local organization supported and led by people from Stanislaus County. Our board and staff are continually cultivating a deep knowledge about the issues and opportunities that shape our community. We monitor community needs and opportunities in a variety of areas. Stanislaus Community Foundation matches acts of caring with our community's needs.
Personalized service provider
We work closely with people who give and their professional advisors to help each donor achieve his or her personal charitable and financial goals. We offer maximum tax benefits under federal law. We help people understand the many ways of giving, and we share our knowledge of community needs and high-impact opportunities. We help individuals, families and businesses create personal legacies through named funds. We provide administrative services that ensure giving is an easy, pleasurable experience. Through our careful stewardship and endowment capabilities, we make giving powerful.
We're in the business of building community. As a unique resource for community philanthropy, we serve donors as well as the nonprofit agencies that are turning community resources into community good. We bring diverse voices and groups together to address local issues. We foster the development of new organizations and programs. We redirect funds as community needs change. We build permanent community capital.
Memberships and affiliations
- Member, Council on Foundations
- Member, Estate Planning Council of Stanislaus County
- Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Member, Chamber of Commerce