WE DREAM BIG AND ACT BOLDLY TO
CREATE PROSPERITY FOR ALL
Areas of Focus
We are a resource, a convener, and a catalyst. We believe in networking and learning to create connections, improve professional skills, and build a better community.
PCF offers programs that allow organizations and community members to come together and develop the skills and connections they need to succeed and prosper.
Our grantmaking has touched nearly every corner of Placer County and beyond. Through grantmaking, we take action for the community by providing vital funding for area nonprofits that help Placer County prosper. Each year, we award approximately $1M to local and global nonprofits through donor advised funds held at the foundation.
Our grants focus on six community impact areas: Animals & Environment, Arts & Humanities, Community Development, Children & Youth, Heath & Human Services, and Education.
Our local nonprofits are the backbone of our community and allow our donors to make a significant impact through support of their programs. PCF is committed to supporting our nonprofit community by providing free professional development and leadership training.
Education is key for a Prosper Us community and workforce. Through the support of donors, students can work towards their dreams in higher education. PCF supports local high school seniors and current college students through our scholarship program. Scholarship eligibility varies but may include financial need, merit, geographic area, or field of study.
Animals & EnvironmentProtecting 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 & HumanitiesBuilding 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 DevelopmentInvesting 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 & YouthCreating 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 NetA 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.
EducationUplifting 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.
Get Involved Today
Give to a current fund to support a cause you're passionate about.
Giving through Placer Community Foundation ensures your money will be put to good use, directly benefiting the causes you care about.
Open a fund to make the maximum impact on the community
It’s the simple, convenient way to give to multiple causes close to your heart. We take special care to honor your giving intentions for the life of your fund.
Connect to a cause that matters to you to help everyone in Placer County prosper.
We will match you to the causes or organizations that you care about, using our large network of area and global nonprofits and government programs to find the perfect fit.
SEE WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
See the impact we’ve made over the last year and where we’re headed next. Join us as we build a Placer County where everyone can prosper.
YOUR INVESTMENT MAKES A
2022 IMPACT STATISTICS
HOURS OF FREE TRAINING
IN SAFETY NET GRANTS TO THOSE IN NEED
RAISED IN DISASTER RELIEF
SCHOLARSHIPS TOTALING $41,000