January 20, 2018

Welcome to Solano Community Foundation


Solano Community Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity, established in July of 1996 to serve the charitable needs of Solano County residents.  We are an institution of the community and for the community.  Working together, using resources gathered from a diverse donor base, we create long-term strategies and solutions for changing needs. SCF is dedicated to strengthening our community both now and for future generations. As a grantmaker, vehicle for philanthropy, and community leader, we encourage private giving for public good. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about the Foundation, and the many ways to partner with us. Become a donor, fundholder, or join our Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) and help SCF improve the lives and communities we serve.


A huge 'thank you' to all participants; it was an extraordinary day and week for SCF! During the actual 24-hour Give Local Solano campaign we raised $1,500, which included a generous grant made from a Donor Advised fund held by the Richmond Community Foundation.  We also opened two new Donor Advised Funds, and received donations to the new Solano Turkey Trot Fund opened last May.  All of this while still reeling from Monday when we were surprised with a $93,001.62 gift from Genentech, Inc.
The $1,500 raised will support our NPP program in making professional development grants as planned, along with a portion of the Genentech gift. 
We succeed when nonprofits are recognized and supported for their economic impact, when they are perceived as effective agents of change, engaged with community partners to solve real problems and enhance lives.


The 9th Annual Solano Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 was a wonderful success! Solano Hearts United a partnership between Fleet Feet Sports of Vacaville and Mission Solano, Meals on Wheels of Solano County, and The Salvation Army Kroc Center of Suisun City organized the event.  Visit the STT Event website to learn more about the event and race results. Visit the Solano Turkey Trot Fund page to learn more about the fund and to make an online contribution all year long!


The Vallejo Times-Herald 2018 'Community Christmas Card' - an annual holiday appeal - is open and will run thru mid-January. Donors can send in or hand-deliver a check, or contribute online by clicking on the "Donate" button on the top right-hand side of the Community Christmas Card fund page.  On Christmas Day, a special full-page Community Christmas Card will appear, listing the names of all the donors. Contributions to this fund will directly benefit Vallejo residents in dire need of food, clothing and shelter, especially during the winter months. Grant checks will be awarded from the fund in late January to five designated nonprofits serving children, families, and older adults.