Giving To and Through PCF

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Donate to An Existing Fund

Give to a fund that directly supports the work of PCF. We are also home to many funds supporting a variety of causes and established by generous local individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. You can donate now to any of these funds as part of your annual giving, to honor or memorialize a loved one, or simply because it feels good and does good. Search our funds and give now>

Your Options: How to Give

Placer Community Foundation can accept a variety of assets to make a charitable gift or establish a charitable fund. A surprise to many people, cash may not always be the best way to give. Gifts of appreciated stock, for example, may give you both a charitable deduction and an exemption from capital gains taxes on the appreciation. Learn more about your options>

Establish Your Own Fund

Support a cause. Give directly to organizations you care about. Create a family tradition of giving. Honor someone or pay tribute to a loved one’s memory.  Let us help you explore the many ways to become a donor and the types of funds available to you. Learn more about starting a fund>

Leave A Legacy Gift

If you wish to leave a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime, you can include PCF in your will or estate plan, ensuring that your charitable vision endures forever. With planned giving, you can establish a gift with cash, property, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after distributions to other beneficiaries. Learn more about bequests>

Do you have a Donor Advised Fund at PCF? Make a gift through your fund using the Grant Suggestion Form.

If you want to simplify your giving while multiplying your impact, then you came to the right place. We’re your community foundation.

A Community of Givers

Since 2005 we have been helping community-minded people reach their philanthropic goals. Whether you are searching for the causes you wish to champion, or you know precisely where and how you wish to give, we can help. Our mission is to promote philanthropy in Placer County and beyond to improve the quality of life for all, for today and for the future.


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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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