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PCF’s community endowments are a powerful testament to the impact of coming together for a common purpose. These funds represent the most flexible and enduring way to address the evolving needs of our communities, ensuring that positive change is not just a moment, but a lasting legacy created by the many, for the many. ​

Donate to an Existing Fund at PCF

Community Impact Fund


This fund was established by forward-thinking founders of Placer Community Foundation who wished to support the Foundation’s broad and varied impact. Your gift helps us provide leadership on key issues in the community and promote philanthropy throughout the region. Contribute to this fund to promote advocacy, education and collaboration around workforce housing, food delivery systems, homelessness, enrichment activities in the visual arts and more. When philanthropy can make a impact, it is PCF’s commitment to engage donors on these issues so that their giving provides lasting community change.

Arts Endowment Fund


PCF is dedicated to help develop, promote and encourage the arts in Placer County—for the benefit of our children and for the cultural vibrancy of our community. Opportunities to support and sustain the arts abound—from music for young children to galleries and performance halls showcasing works by local artists. Donate to this fund to sustain an aspect of the arts important to you, your family and friends, and your community.

Community Needs Fund


A gift to the Community Needs Fund addresses a broad range of local needs—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood revitalization, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables our experienced community foundation program staff to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.

Fire Relief Fund


Working to direct resources during wildfire emergencies, the Placer Community Foundation established the Fire Relief Fund to address needs in the aftermath of a devastating fire within our county. Giving to this Fund offers flexible resources to organizations in our area so they can provide direct assistance to those who are most impacted.

Nonprofit Initiative Fund


Placer Community Foundation designed the Nonprofit Initiative to help local nonprofit organizations thrive and grow. Targeted to nonprofits serving residents throughout much of Placer County, the program helps organizations deliver higher quality, more sustainable, more valuable community services. By accessing the programming of this initiative, local nonprofit organizations more effectively assess progress, develop people, plan growth, and manage operations.

Youth Development Fund


Everyone is aware of how much young people need support and opportunities to learn, contribute, lead, develop life skills, and relate to others. Too often, we hear bad news about teen challenges without celebrating the wonderful, smart, creative, bring-on-the-world talents young people  contribute to our communities. The Youth Development Fund reaches many young people, offering positive role models, peer relationships and opportunities for youth to lead.

If you prefer to contribute by check, make payable to Placer Community Foundation and mail to: P.O. Box 9207, Auburn, CA 95604. Please state on the check if you’d like the gift to go to a specific fund or project at PCF.


Please contact our Philanthropic Services Manager, Jessica Hubbard or call 530.885.4920 if you are interested in transferring assets (cash, stock, corporate bonds or other marketable securities) to the Foundation.

Nonprofit Funds Through PCF

Looking for a fund not listed here? Go to our Give Online page and there you will find a list of all our funds that you can make a contribution to online through Placer Community Foundation.

  • Animals & Environment
    Protecting and Preserving Our Environment and the Welfare of Animals for Generations to Come ​ Placer County is a beautiful place to call home. There is a balance between urban growth and conservation. We must maintain that balance to accommodate our growing, thriving community and the fragile, seasonal ecosystem that surrounds us. ​ This includes protecting the wildlife around us and the pets in need of love and care. Fur babies are family, too.
  • Arts & Humanities
    Building a Vibrant Community Through the Arts ​ We believe in nurturing creativity and enriching our cultural landscape through the arts and humanities. By investing in the arts, we’re not only promoting self-expression but also creating spaces where diverse voices can flourish. Placer Community Foundation invests in its artists and cultural institutions to enrich the lives of Placer County residents and make our community a more vibrant and prosperous place to call home.
  • Community Development
    Investing in Our Community We support varied cities and rural communities by investing in social and economic development, beautification and capital improvement projects and the strengthening of local nonprofits. We believe equal access to public amenities and community activities fosters prosperity for all. When we work together, we build a stronger community ready to face anything. Learn More
  • Children & Youth
    Creating Opportunities for Our Youth to Prosper ​ Our children are our future. That’s why we support programs and initiatives that help our children as well as young adults thrive. Accessible childcare, resources for growing families and single moms, arts and athletic programs and access to education and job training all contribute to a successful and prosperous adulthood.
  • Safety Net
    A Happy, Healthy Placer ​ We support a range of initiatives for our most vulnerable Placer County residents to prosper including improved access to healthcare, mental health support, housing, and workforce development. Our vision is to ensure no one is left behind and everyone has access to the resources to prosper.
  • Education
    Uplifting Through Education ​ With a focus on nurturing knowledge, we support education initiatives to provide equal educational opportunities, empowering students to thrive and succeed. By investing in our schools and students through scholarships, we’re not only shaping the next generation but also ensuring that prosperity becomes a shared reality for everyone in Placer County.



Would you like to learn more about our funds? Let us answer your questions and assist you with your charitable interests.

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