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About The Community Foundation
We foster an ecosystem of philanthropy to create meaningful change in Placer County and beyond. We do so by providing efficient and effective giving tools for donors, impactful grants for nonprofits and collaborative leadership around the most pressing needs in our community. With roots reaching back more than 70 years to 1948 when Auburn Community Foundation was created as a private foundation, it was restructured in 2005 and became Placer Community Foundation to broaden its mission of growing local giving to benefit the community.
Placer Community Foundation helps identify and meet emerging needs within our community by encouraging and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy by and for the benefit of all who live, learn, work and play in Placer County. We track the impact of organizations and programs working to make a difference in our community and through the generosity and vision of our donors we grant hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
⇒ Flexible future funding for unforeseeable philanthropic needs.
⇒ Meaningful legacies that ensure enduring impact.
⇒ Circumstances improved by grants that help the most vulnerable.
⇒ Causes advanced to build a vibrant region.
⇒ Priorities perpetuated exactly as the donor intends.
⇒ Institutions sustained through annual and endowment funding.
We’re in the business of building community. As a unique, established resource for community philanthropy, we serve donors and nonprofit agencies that are turning community resources into community good.
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.
We work closely with people who give and their professional advisors to help each donor achieve his or her personal, charitable, and financial goals. We help individuals, families, and businesses create personal legacies through named funds.
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.
Donors are very likely to recommend Placer Community Foundation to a friend or colleague and, when rating their satisfaction of different factors of our work, they gave the highest marks to PCF’s integrity and trustworthiness, the quality of its staff, and PCF’s knowledge of, and experience working with, local nonprofits.
“We have great confidence in the board and staff and feel the donations are responsibly administered for community needs.”