$13 Million in Purpose-Driven Community Gifting Since 1991


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"There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends."

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.  

Inspiring Change Through Gifting





Personal Fund

Live life with purpose! Contact us today and learn more about how your gift can make

a difference. Call (530) 622-5621 or email

Purposeful Action:

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

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

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


Of Seniors

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

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.”

El Dorado Veterans

Mini Grants 

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. 

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;

Affiliate Partnerships

El Dorado Hills Endowment: El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund helps to make informed, knowledgeable grants to projects and programs that directly benefit the residents of El Dorado Hills.


Contact Us

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

ph: 530-622-5621

501 (c) 3 tax id: 68-0255556

PO Box 1388, Placerville, CA 95667               info@eldoradocf.org | ph: 530-622-5621
501 (c) 3 tax id: 68-0255556

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