Giving through Placer Community Foundation

PCF is designed to make giving easy and effective. Your gift helps create better lives. We help make it happen.

A Community of Givers

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

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.

Open a Fund

Placer Community Foundation provides a perpetual resource to meet Placer County’s changing and emerging needs. We partner with you (and your professional advisor) to tailor a gift that maximizes your charitable assets, achieves the timing and impact you want to create, and accomplishes your personal financial planning goals.

Opening a fund at Placer Community Foundation is an easy, effective way to invest in your community, and to invest in your charitable interests no matter where in the world that takes you. Here are a few things we can help you with.

Philanthropic advising – What do you want to change in our community? Do you have charitable interests outside of the area? We can help you create your giving plan and grow your fund based on your charitable goals.

Types of assets – We can accept simple or complicated assets and you can always add to your fund later. See the types of assets we accept.

Types of funds – A donor advised fund fits most people’s needs. Learn about types of funds.

Grantmaking guidance and support – Our professional staff facilitates every aspect of your grantmaking. Once you recommend a grant, we perform the due diligence and organizational assessment to ensure that the organizations you wish to support are viable, eligible nonprofits in good financial standing. And while we love giving local, you may grant funds to any nonprofit in the country and even abroad.

Estate planning – We can work with you and your advisor to include charitable giving in your planning. Visit our planned giving center for current information, calculators and scenarios.

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