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About The Community Foundation
Placer Community Foundation helps identify and meet emerging needs within our community by encouraging and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy by and for the benefit of all who live, learn, work and play in Placer County. We track the impact of organizations and programs working to make a difference in our community and through the generosity and vision of our donors we grant hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
⇒ Flexible future funding for unforeseeable philanthropic needs.
⇒ Meaningful legacies that ensure enduring impact.
⇒ Circumstances improved by grants that help the most vulnerable.
⇒ Causes advanced to build a vibrant region.
⇒ Priorities perpetuated exactly as the donor intends.
⇒ Institutions sustained through annual and endowment funding.
As a unique, established resource for community philanthropy, we serve donors and nonprofit agencies that are turning community resources into community good.
We’re in the business of building community. As a unique, established resource for community philanthropy, PCF serves donors and nonprofit agencies that are turning community resources into community good. 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 help individuals, families and businesses create personal legacies through named funds.
1. Act with integrity and respect, 2. Make courageous decisions, 3. Value our community and respond to its needs, 4. Listen, learn, and lead, and 5. Honor donor intent.
The survey findings indicate that donors have exceedingly positive perceptions of PCF. In particular, donors rate PCF very highly in overall satisfaction and would readily recommend PCF to a friend or colleague. Attributes donors most commonly use to describe PCF are “trustworthy,” “community,” “professional,” and “caring.”
“I’m very happy with all aspects of PCF and believe they have performed above all expectations I had when I invested in my Fund. The staff are the best!”
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No matter how small, everyone wants to make a mark, leave a legacy, make a difference.
“I know that with Placer Community Foundation we made a difference that we could not have made by ourselves. Because our gift to the Community Needs Fund adds to an endowment, our family’s gift will last longer than our lifetime.”
“We’ve given to the Community Needs Fund and the money is well spent where the Foundation identifies the needs. With their excellent staff and board, PCF is very well managed and they magnify what we can do in the community.”
“I like to send clients to PCF to develop their charitable ideas. I’ve been impressed with their growth over the years. I like the way I’m treated, it’s a nice relationship, and it makes me willing to send my clients and contacts to them.”
As a promise of our commitment to excellence and accountability, we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. Our accreditation by The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® provides assurance that we have sound policies and practices in place.
PCF recently earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar by Candid. GuideStar Seals of Transparency indicate that a non-profit has provided key information to its GuideStar profile. This recognition show commitment to transparency. By providing up-to-date information, non-profits like PCF allow potential donors and funders to make educated decisions.