Welcome To Amador Community Foundation
For good. For ever.
Amador County is much more than the place you live. Whether you were born here, returned to your roots, or have adopted this community as your own, it’s just that – your own. The Amador Community Foundation can help you turn your compassion into your legacy.
#GivingTuesday 2017 raised $128,501 for local charities! Amador Community Foundation matched $35,020 for a total day of giving of $163,521. We truly have a generous and giving community! Thank you to everyone!
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and the lives of others”
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The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. This historic facility includes the original equipment and machinery, still in place as it was during its gold rush-era heyday. The Knight Foundry was named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places.read more
A new scholarship fund has been set up to honor Annette Marie Adam, who passed away at age 52 on August 4, 2017. Annette lived in Jackson for 47 years with her husband Dan, and raised three sons; Nathaniel, Christopher, Nicholas. She was the school Secretary for Argonaut High School since 2007…read more
“We make a LIVING by what we GET,
But we make a LIFE by what we GIVE.”
One conversation can change a life.
It can generate a call to action that can powerfully impact you and your community for years to come.
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About Us and Our Community
Helen Fallis loved this community and wanted to estblish a way for others to invest in this unique, generous communtity. Her legacy is the Amador Community Foundation.
The Foundation has granted over $1.6 million since our incorpration in 2000.
Community Foundations have a long tradition of helping bring about thoughtful, effective change. The first one was started in 1914, and there are now more than 800 throughout the United States…
When asked why they are passionate about Amador Community Foundation, members of our board of directors unanimously speak of giving back to our community and helping local people to help themselves.
Part of the philosophy of the Amador Community Foundation (ACF) is that the most effective and innovative projects are often initiated at the grassroots community level. Many of these projects are too small or too new to have yet secured IRS recognition of their charitable status. We can help…
The Amador Community Foundation encourages local investment of local resources: Connecting local generosity with local needs. We manage philanthropic capital to provide the highest level of earnings and benefit—to our donors and to the causes they support.
Amador Community Foundation
We connect people who care with causes that matter.
We receive financial gifts from donors, invest them, and use the investment earnings to make grants in perpetuity.
Charitable giving – it’s an investment in our community’s future.
What will your legacy be?
Decisions you make now can generate a powerful impact on your community for years to come.