Join The Giving Circle

With a small gift, you become a major giver


Youth Development grantees 2018The Giving Circle at Placer Community Foundation is a network of caring individuals who are seeking greater involvement in charitable giving. Members pool their contributions to make grants to organizations that help create a strong future for the youth in our community.

Since 2010, the Giving Circle has granted over $220,000. With grants of just $3,000- $5,000, these nonprofits have made a difference in the lives of many local young people. Read about last year’s recipients here.

Become a member of the Giving Circle today – with three levels of giving, there is something for everyone!

Emerging Philanthropist – $200
Member – $500
Legacy Member – $5,000 gift

Donate to and Join The Giving Circle

You may elect to serve as a reviewer who reads and scores the nonprofit proposals, or you may make your gift and simply attend the award reception at the end of the application process. Here are critical dates for 2019:

  • Thursday, July 11, 10 – 11:30 am: Learn how to review and score grant applications! Optional for returning members.
  • Thursday, August 22, 9 am – 12 pm: Meet and interview top applicants– A great way for Giving Circle members to learn more about the vital work of nonprofits in our community.
  • Thursday, September, 12, 5 – 6:30 pm: Grant award reception– Help deliver grant checks to awarded applicants, hear stories of changed lives from youth themselves, and mingle with other caring people.

Still unsure? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Past Grant Recipients

ATLAS Academy
A Touch of Understanding
Assistance League of Greater Placer
Blue Line Arts
Boys & Girls Club of Placer County
Child Advocates of Placer County
Compassion Planet
Economic Partners in Change (EPIC)
Excel Roseville
Harvest Community Church
Koinonia Homes for Teens
McLaughlin Theatre Company
Placer Dispute Resolution Service
PRIDE Industries
Prison Families Aftercare
ReDirect Nuevo Camino
Roseville Police Activities League
Rotary Club of Roseville Foundation
Salvation Army Roseville
Sierra Forever Families
Sierra Native Alliance
Stand Up Placer
Take Note Troupe
The Axiom Lincoln

2019 Giving Circle Members

Aronowitz Skidmore Lyon
Jeff and Susan Birkholz
Kay Birkholz
Kindra Britt Pappas
Marc and Chey Bryant
Jason Cardinet
Sheila Cardno
Brian and Cathie Conner
Pam and Alex Constantino
John and Jane DeLury
Dan and Dorothy Dimick
Andrew Edwards & Associates
Robinson & Fulton Law
Jim and Judy Ganulin
Gibson & Tuttle, Inc- A Law Corporation
Law Office of Alexandria Goff, PC
Gary and Susan Gutowsky
Louise Isaacson

Todd and Adriana Jensen
Robert Kemp Community Endowment Fund
Nancy and Ken Kahn
Ken and Marie Larson
Mother Lode Foundation
Nadder and Sam Mirsepassi
Denise Mitchell
Gerald and Gail Mohlenbrok
The Charles and Gail Muskavitch Endowment
Propp Christensen Caniglia
Kathy Saletta
Tim and Colleen Sands
Kim Silvers
Vicki Spannagel
Julie Stringham
Summit Health Insurance Services
Leo W. Ryan and Geraldine Suskin Fund
Bill Thomasmeyer
Larry and Linda Welch
Stuart and Linda Yaffe

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