Explore the local impact of donor-advisors at Solano Community Foundation
Learning Through Music
In 2011 two donors established an endowed fund to support music education in Solano County’s K-12 schools. Today the fund awards ten or more grants each year. One music teacher who received a grant for the vocal music program at her school reports that the growth of her program exceeded all her expectations. Music will be a lifelong influence on her students’ lives – research shows that studying music even helps students excel in math and reading.
Helping Older Adults Thrive
The United Way Health Endowment Fund supports programs for older adults in Solano County. Through a grant to NorthBay HealthCare, the fund supported evidence-based programs to help seniors prevent life-threatening falls. The results speak for themselves: the 100+ participants experienced a marked reduction in frequency and severity of falls, and found community and camaraderie with other seniors. Isolation in the later years of one’s life has many adverse health effects, both mental and physical. Some of the class participants were so happy with the social aspect of the program that they enrolled in subsequent classes.
Guiding Students to Greatness
Claire and Joshua attended UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara, respectively, with the support of scholarship funds at Solano Community Foundation. Claire is applying to medical schools while interning at UCSF in neuroscience research, with the goal of working in neuroscience and neurosurgery. At UCB she was an honor student and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Joshua Salazar had a spectacular academic career, publishing papers in refereed journals and making the Dean’s List every term, finishing with a 3.9 GPA and graduating in just three yars. Joshua is now a graduate student at San Francisco State University.