Nonprofit Initiative

Helping local nonprofits thrive.

Strengthening Local Nonprofits

Placer Community Foundation designed the Nonprofit Initiative to help local nonprofit organizations thrive and grow. Targeted to nonprofits serving residents along the western slope of Placer County, the program helps organizations deliver higher quality, more sustainable, more valuable community services. To see the nonprofits that access this program click here.

In 2019, this program served 140 nonprofits and provided over 2,200 hours of free training on a variety of relevant topics. By accessing the programming of this initiative, local nonprofit organizations can more effectively assess progress, develop people, plan growth, and manage operations.

Read about this program’s successes in a comprehensive report created by Tracy Regis of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. Read the Nonprofit Initiative executive summary here.

The Nonprofit Leadership Summit has done more to advance our charity than any other single event.

Linda Yaffe

Vice President, Literacy Support Council of Placer County

2020 Trainings

Board Essentials: Wednesday, January 30
Grant writing: Tuesday, February 25
Nonprofit Leadership Summit: Wednesday, March 4
How to be a Board Chair: POSTPONED. New date to be determined.
Human Resources: Tuesday, May 12

Our thanks to Nonprofit Initiative Sponsors:

Azevedo Family Fund
County of Placer Board of Supervisors
Janis Wikoff and Bradley Rinn
Leo W. Ryan and Geraldine Suskin Community Fund
Robert Kemp Community Fund

“The Nonprofit Initiative at Placer Community Foundation enables local nonprofits that address numerous important causes to gain practical and technical skills, which benefits everyone in our region.” – Jim Holmes, Supervisor District 3, County of Placer 

“Placer Community Foundation has shown exceptional leadership in our community by providing this thoughtful programming. Our nonprofit sector is stronger because of it.” – Carol Garcia, former Mayor, City of Roseville

“Placer Community Foundation has been a proven source of state of the art training for Placer’s nonprofit leadership. The Foundation is now the trusted voice for ‘call to action’ throughout Placer’s communities, ensuring citizen support for the good work performed by our priceless nonprofits. Thank you, Placer Community Foundation, for your amazing work and your professionalism!” – Susan Rohan, former Mayor, City of Roseville

“We are so fortunate to have Placer Community Foundation working with our local nonprofits. Not only do they strengthen those organizations through training and development opportunities like the Nonprofit Leadership Summit, they also make it easy for our community to take part in local philanthropy, which creates a real sense of community pride.” – Kirk Uhler, Supervisor District 4, County of Placer

“I proudly support Placer Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Initiative because it makes Auburn’s nonprofit sector stronger and therefore makes the city a better place to live.” – Bridget Powers, City of Auburn

“Placer Community Foundation has helped strengthen hundreds of nonprofit organizations in our County. Their work will pay dividends in our community for years to come.” – Paul Joiner, City of Lincoln

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