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 jhubbard@placercf.org or call 530.885.4920 if you are interested in transferring assets (cash, stock, corporate bonds or other marketable securities) to the Foundation.

Community Impact Fund

Support PCF’s Impact in the Community
This fund was established by forward-thinking founders of Placer Community Foundation who wished to support the Foundation’s broad and varied impact. Your gift helps us provide leadership on key issues in the community and promote philanthropy throughout the region. Contribute to this fund to promote advocacy, education and collaboration around workforce housing, food delivery systems, homelessness, enrichment activities in the visual arts and more. When philanthropy can make a impact, it is PCF’s commitment to engage donors on these issues so that their giving provides lasting community change.



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Arts Endowment Fund

Supporting Local Arts and Culture
PCF is dedicated to help develop, promote and encourage the arts in Placer County—for the benefit of our children and for the cultural vibrancy of our community. Opportunities to support and sustain the arts abound—from music for young children to galleries and performance halls showcasing works by local artists. Donate to this fund to sustain an aspect of the arts important to you, your family and friends, and your community.

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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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Fire Relief Fund

Fire Relief Assistance
Working to direct resources during wildfire emergencies, the Placer Community Foundation established the Fire Relief Fund to address needs in the aftermath of a devastating fire within our county. Giving to this Fund offers flexible resources to organizations in our area so they can provide direct assistance to those who are most impacted.


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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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Youth Development 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 young people  contribute to our communities. The Youth Development Fund reaches many young people, offering positive role models, peer relationships and opportunities for youth to lead.


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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.

Arts Council of Placer County Endowment Fund

In 2020, the Arts Council of Placer County Endowment Fund was seeded through a gift made lovingly by bequest from Anu Vuorikoski. ACPC is seeking support from the community to help grow this fund with similar planned gifts made through Placer Community Foundation. Forward-thinkers like Anu will ensure the arts remain a constant source of creativity, inspiration and joy in our community.


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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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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 Artists Tour Endowment Fund

Showcasing the vast array of talented visual artists throughout Placer County
The Placer Artists Tour is a legacy event held in our county since 1994. Originally managed by the Arts Council of Placer County, the Tour transitioned to a new, independent organization in 2021 with a focus on increasing visibility for the many talented artists in our county. Our team is dedicated to creating a stable, sustainable infrastructure that will carry this important arts organization forward for decades.

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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 Food Bank Endowment Fund

Placer Food Bank’s sights are set for the next 50 years and beyond to nourish families experiencing food insecurity and educate the community about hunger, while advocating for hunger relief. They established the Placer Food Bank Endowment Fund to support this critical work in perpetuity and are seeking community support to grow this fund through charitable bequests.


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Placer Land Trust's Natural Wonders Forever Fund

The preservation of wild open spaces, farms and ranches, natural resources, and natural playgrounds is vital to our quality of life today and in the future.  Protecting these landscapes is essential to successfully build and sustain connections among people, their community, and the natural environment.


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Placer Nature Center Fund for Environmental Education

Founded in 1991, Placer Nature Center staff and community volunteers deliver environmental education programs to school children, families and community groups both at its 40 acre campus in Auburn and at school campuses across Placer County.

The Placer Nature Center Fund for Environmental Education at Placer Community Foundation was established to provide permanent resources to support educational programming that connects young and old with their natural environment.

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PRIDE Industries Endowment Fund

One in five Americans has a disability, and two-thirds of working-age Americans with disabilities are unemployed. At PRIDE Industries, we know that a job means so much more than a paycheck; it also has the power to bring connection, community, and purpose.

With your support, we can expand employment opportunities for a significant number of Americans. When you donate to PRIDE Industries Endowment Fund, you directly help people with disabilities experience the dignity of a paycheck and the pride that comes with meaningful work. And it’s not just individuals who are helped. When more people are able to work, the entire community benefits socially and economically.

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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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Sight Word Busters Endowment Fund

Sight Word Busters provides trained and caring volunteers to go into classrooms in Placer County and work individually with kindergarten and first grade students to ensure they master a progressive series of sight words needed for early reading success.

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