Donate to an Existing Fund at PCF

Donate to a fund that directly supports the work of Placer Community Foundation. Or we are also home to numerous funds established by generous individuals, families and businesses. These funds make grants to support organizations or areas of interest. You can donate to any of these funds right now. Make a donation – to celebrate an event or memorialize someone special to you, or add to a local agency’s endowment at PCF.

Placer Community Foundation Funds

If you prefer to contribute by check, make payable to Placer Community Foundation and mail to: P.O. Box 9207, Auburn, CA 95604. Please state on the check if you’d like the gift to go to a specific fund or project at PCF.

Please contact our Philanthropic Services Manager, Jessica Hubbard [email protected] or call 530.885.4920 if you are interested in transferring assets (cash, stock, corporate bonds or other marketable securities) to the Foundation.

Community Needs Fund

Meeting ever-changing community needs.
A gift to the Community Needs Fund addresses a broad range of local needs—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood revitalization, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables our experienced community foundation program staff to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.


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PCF Operational Fund

Support Our Operation to Help Sustain PCF’s Local Philanthropy
This permanently endowed administrative fund supports the operations of Placer Community Foundation forever. Your gift would help us provide resources to strengthen nonprofits, provide leadership and convening to address key issues in the community, and promote philanthropy throughout the region.


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Youth Development/Giving Circle Fund

Support Local Youth
Everyone is aware of how much young people need support and opportunities to learn, contribute, lead, develop life skills, and relate to others. Too often, we hear bad news about teen challenges without celebrating the wonderful, smart, creative, bring-on-the-world talents people ages 14-21 contribute to our communities. The Youth Development Fund reaches many young people, offering positive role models, peer relationships and opportunities for youth to lead. This grant program is supported by the Giving Circle.


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Community Leadership Fund

Supporting Community Leadership
The Placer Community Foundation stays abreast of the issues and activities affecting our region. It is our commitment to provide donors with quality information so they can best direct their philanthropy for greater impact. Contribute to this fund to address issues such as workforce housing, food delivery systems, homelessness, and enrichment activities in the visual arts.


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Nonprofit Initiative Fund

Helping Local Nonprofits Thrive
Placer Community Foundation designed the Nonprofit Initiative to help local nonprofit organizations thrive and grow. Targeted to nonprofits serving residents throughout much of Placer County, the program helps organizations deliver higher quality, more sustainable, more valuable community services. By accessing the programming of this initiative, local nonprofit organizations more effectively assess progress, develop people, plan growth, and manage operations.


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Arts Endowment Fund

Supporting Local Arts and Culture
Placer Community Foundation established an Arts Initiative to help develop, promote and encourage the arts in Placer County—for the benefit of our children and our local communities. Opportunities to support and sustain the arts abound—from music for young children to galleries and performance halls producing and exhibiting their works. Donate to this fund to help continue the work of the Arts Initiative or support an aspect of the arts important to you, your family and friends, or your local community.


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PCF COVID-19 Response Fund

Emergency Assistance
Working to direct resources during times of crisis, the Placer Community Foundation established a Disaster Relief Fund to address needs in the aftermath of a disaster within our county. Currently, the Disaster Relief Fund is serving as the “COVID-19 Response Fund” to address the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in the community. Giving to this Fund offers flexible resources to organizations in our area so they can provide critical services to those who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.


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Nonprofit Funds through PCF

Looking for a fund not listed here? Go to our Give Online page and there you will find a drop-down menu (Select a designation) that lists other funds you can make a contribution to online through Placer Community Foundation.

Auburn Aviation Association Education Endowment Fund

The Auburn Aviation Association offers mentoring programs that educate youth and young adults about aviation professions, as well as scholarships to help them achieve their goals. Learn how their endowed fund supports the gift of learning and helps dreams take flight!


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Auburn State Theatre Endowment Fund

Auburn State Theatre, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose goal is to preserve and operate the State Theatre, Auburn’s downtown centerpiece since 1930. Their endowed fund at Placer Community Foundation offers the community an opportunity to support this goal—allowing for this unique, historical venue to provide visitors of all ages the experience of live theatre for years to come.


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Boys & Girls Club of Placer County Endowment Fund

Serving over 300 youth daily, Boys & Girls Club of Placer County provides a safe, structured and positive environment for young people ages 6-18 after school, during holidays and summer vacation. Being a cornerstone of the community since 1994, its mission remains “to inspire and empower all young people who pass through our doors to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.”


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Child Advocates of Placer County Endowment Fund

Child Advocates of Placer County serves our county’s most vulnerable youth through a team of caring and highly trained staff and volunteers. Through our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Placer Mentor programs, volunteers provide a voice and consistent source of support to foster youth, at-risk youth and young adults; all with the goal of helping these kids build resiliency, self-confidence and self-sufficiency.


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Friends of the Roseville Public Library Endowment Fund

The Friends of the Roseville Public Library is a non-profit community organization working to support and promote the Roseville Public Library.

Contributions made to this fund provide long-term support of  their efforts to enrich and engage the community around the libraries’ collection, programs and services.


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Gold Country Wildlife Rescue Fund

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer organization, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned wildlife. Each year their trained volunteers help thousands of injured birds and mammals return to the wild.


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HEART Legacy Fund

Health Education Africa Resource Team (HEART) is empowering the people of Africa to survive the HIV/AIDS pandemic by providing medical care, education and income generating activities to create a healthy, sustainable, disease-free life.


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PARC Legacy Fund

PARC is Protect American River Canyon, a group that for more than 30 years has worked to protect the American River and its canyons. By establishing the PARC Legacy Fund at Placer Community Foundation, PARC has created a permanent resource to meet future challenges that threaten the river canyons.


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Placer County Library Fund

Designed to provide ongoing support to libraries throughout the Placer County library system, this fund will support the purchase of additional resource materials, engage in special projects and extend the library system’s outreach into our community.


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Placer Land Trust's Natural Wonders Forever Fund

In 2011 the Placer Land Trust, a nonprofit charitable organization, renewed its commitment to Placer County and future generations with the establishment of the Natural Wonders Forever endowment fund at Placer Community Foundation. When you contribute through this fund, you become part of a community effort to protect our rural heritage and quality of life, forever.


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PRIDE Industries Endowment Fund

Today, one-in-five Americans have a disability, and two-thirds of working age Americans with disabilities are unemployed. People with disabilities represent the single largest and most diverse minority in the country. Donations to PRIDE Industries support a wide spectrum of services that help people overcome employment obstacles and empower them to lead productive, independent lives as contributing members of their communities.


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Rocklin Heritage Fund

In 2011 a group of community-minded individuals, committed to safeguarding the very qualities that make the City of Rocklin unique, partnered with the Placer Community Foundation to establish an endowed fund that will forever support the education and preservation of Rocklin’s history.


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Ron Stork River-Advocate Legacy Fund

Established to honor the long-time river advocacy work of Ron Stork, this endowed fund supports the work of Friends of the River (FOR).

For over 40 years, FOR has been nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse effects of dams on rivers and ecosystems and as the most effective grassroots organization in the country working on behalf of rivers.  Contributions to this fund will support the preservation, restoration, and sustainability of the magnificent rivers of California.


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Seniors First Endowment Fund

Seniors First strives to keep Placer County senior citizens living independently and comfortably in their homes for as long as possible. Your gift to their fund provides permanent support of programs and services greatly needed for our county’s growing senior population.


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