Our Vision

We envision Placer County as a healthy, connected community, and we work at the intersection of donors, needs and partners to make it happen.

Personalized Service

We work closely with people who give and their professional advisors to help each donor achieve his or her personal, charitable and financial goals.

Local Expert

Our board and staff are continually cultivating a deep knowledge about the issues and opportunities that shape our community.

Community Catalyst

As an established resource for community philanthropy, we serve donors & nonprofit agencies that are turning community resources into community good.

We Make Placer County Better

⇒ Building philanthropic resources
⇒ Managing those resources well
⇒ Distributing those resources effectively
⇒ Our grants and scholarships improve the quality of life for all

Those Who Establish Funds With Us Receive

⇒ Growth of their philanthropic dollars through investment
⇒ Superior tax benefits
⇒ Expert knowledge of nonprofits effectively addressing needs
⇒ Enduring impact

Our Mission

Placer Community Foundation is a nonprofit community corporation created by and for the people of Placer County. We are an enduring organization that provides leadership and grows local giving to strengthen our community. We are the preferred conduit for donors and professional advisors interested in establishing charitable endowments.

As a promise of our commitment to excellence and accountability, we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. Our accreditation by the Council on Foundations provides assurance that we have sound policies and practices in place.

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We love hearing from you. We’re as close as your telephone or your keyboard, so feel free to contact us directly to learn more about the Foundation and about making an impact in your community.

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