$13 Million in Purpose-Driven Community Gifting Since 1991
The El Dorado Community Foundation;
Service, Collaboration and Leadership
As stewards who embrace and cultivate living a life with purpose, our dedication is in serving those in need through the direct support of community and organizations who passionately give for the benefit of all.
Furthering the Reach and Impact
of Philanthropic Giving Through Security, Transparency and Accountability
The El Dorado Community Foundation enables donors large and small with varied charitable interests to participate in tax-deductible charitable giving as a means to effect positive community change at any level.
Through the collective strength of professionally managed private donations and memorial gifts, as well as a variety of organization-specific and community endowment funds, the El Dorado Community Foundation supports inspired vision, responds directly to community needs, and strives to achieve a more expansive and inclusive concept of community well being and excellence for all.
Planned Charitable Giving
The trusted reputation earned by El Dorado Community
Foundation is the result of a deeply held commitment to valued community partnerships, donor education and development tools, and exceptional growth that spans decades.
As a distinguished philanthropic partner, our licensed professional advisors currently manage over 250 existing charitable funds, respecting the intention, wishes and fulfillment goals of individual donors and their financial advisors, including:
Grants & Scholarships
Throughout the year, the El Dorado Community Foundation offers competitive grants and scholarships through Request for Proposal (RFP) applications.
Some of our outstanding funds that provide grants:
Women’s Fund El Dorado
is one of the largest funds under
the umbrella of the Foundation.
This fund provides grant funding to programs that enhance the quality
of life on the western slope
of El Dorado County... More Info
Hearts & Minds
The Hearts and Minds Educational Technology Fund’s mission is: "To provide students in El Dorado County with technology and tools necessary for success in the 21st century with an emphasis on vocational education and hands on experiences for youth on the Western Slope.”
Tahoe Women's Community Fund
The Tahoe Women's Community Fund is a collective giving organization created in 2015. Through a simple grant-making process, the annual proceeds from membership contributions provide financial support to nonprofits that address pressing issues facing the communities of Lake Tahoe... More Info
El Dorado Veterans
Open to nonprofit entities offering programs and/or services to veterans residing in El Dorado County, these grants are scheduled twice a year. The first cycle is open in May, and again in September.
The focus of these grants is to support programs and/or services that improve and enhance the quality of life for seniors in El Dorado County. The Friends of Seniors grant application is open during March and April of each year. Grant Recipients are notified and receive funding
in May... More Info
El Dorado Hills Endowment
The El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund provides grants to nonprofits serving the residents of El Dorado Hills. The Fund recently formed a Giving Circle to be able to provide additional funding to improving the community of El Dorado Hills... More Info
Collaborative Giving Through Shared Purpose;
Learn more about how to create a fund, or how to contribute to one of our many existing funds. Your gift today can help make a difference!
El Dorado Community Foundation
PO Box 1388, Placerville, CA 95667
501 (c) 3 tax id: 68-0255556