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Lifting Communities

California’s community foundations, in partnership with donors, community leaders, non-profits and businesses, work to improve lives in every corner of the state.

Through the Community Foundation of Monterey County, The Ventura Wilderness Grant supports Youth in Wilderness outdoor education program.

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Nurturing Communities

Community Foundations work to respond to needs across California’s generations.

With local groups, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partners on The Big Lift to reduce absentee rates and summer learning loss for early learners.

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Strengthening Communities

California’s Community Foundations are committed to strengthening their communities for everyone who calls them home.

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation's Healthy Economy Fund addresses food insecurity.

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Through our member community foundations, dollars from generous supporters are invested back into California's communities—in local projects and programs.

Build Impact

Working with public and private partners , our member foundations create a multiplier effect, generating focused attention where it matters.


With our reach across the state, our members work to elevate the voices and concerns of both rural and urban California.

SPOTLIGHT Real people. Real stories.

Central Valley Community Foundation: The Big Tell

October 30, 2018

The Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF)’s 2017 Arts and Culture grant cycle focused on storytelling through film, which led to the creation of The Big Tell: a film contest featuring undiscovered stories from California’s great Central Valley.

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