Community Foundation of San Joaquin makes philanthropic giving as effective as possible. We are a public charity ready to serve people who share a common concern-improving the quality of life in San Joaquin County.
Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help our region meet the challenges of changing times. The foundation invests and administers these funds. We then use the distributions to award multiple grants each year to many of the humanitarian, educational and cultural organizations in this remarkable area we call home.
What is a “community” foundation?
A community foundation is a tax exempt public charity that enables people like you to establish charitable funds. Your fund will be commingled with other funds and managed professionally. Its assets will grow over time. You and your family and colleagues are encouraged to continue giving to the fund to help it grow even more. Grants will be awarded from your fund to support local non profit organizations, in accordance with your interests.
Like all community foundations, we are overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals with expertise in knowing our community’s needs. We go beyond simply making grants that advance charitable activities: we also identify current and emerging issues, stimulate resources to address those needs and help our region prepare for the future. It is for these reasons that community foundations represent one of the fastest growing areas of philanthropy. When charitable minded people like you seek suitable ways to give, we can help you make a difference.