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Amador Community Foundation

Our Mission

Enhance the lives and future of the people in our unique community by connecting people who care deeply with causes that matter.

Our Vision

Be the vehicle for philanthropic giving in Amador County.

Our Values

Respect our community. Listen for needs. Act courageously. Honor donor intent. Maintain Foundation integrity.

Every Donor and Every Donation has an impact on Philanthropic Giving

Charitable giving impacts positive community change at every level. Small and large donations across multiple charitable interests make the fabric of our community weave together. The Amador Community Foundation provides donors with a tax-deductible vehicle for giving.

The Amador Community Foundation has the pulse of our community nonprofits and the needs that can be served through community endowed funds, donor specified gifts and specific organization funds. Since 1999 we have built and maintained strength through professionally managing private and memorial gifts for both the immediate and future benefit of generations to come.

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Grants & Scholarships

Grants are provided to fund and support causes that have a direct impact on improving the quality of life here in Amador County. Each fund we hold has designated and specific purpose set forth through the intent of the donor. Grants can serve as a call to action as well as powerfully impact your community for years to come.

Scholarship funds provide tuition assistance and recognition to local students as they strive to achieve a wide range of goals through their educational journey. Each scholarship fund has its own unique criteria for selecting recipients, including academic achievement, financial need, educational and career goals, and community involvement. Annual scholarship awards may be used for accredited academic and vocational training programs. If you are a student seeking scholarships, your high school counselor can help you with information about our community scholarships.

For more Grant & Scholarship information, call us at (209) 223-2148 or email kharmon@acfgives.org

Planned Giving

The Amador Community Foundation is deeply committed to our community partnerships, needs of our community and the intent of our donors which has earned us a trusted reputation for fiscal responsibility since 1999.

Our partnerships with licensed financial advisors assist us in managing over 100 existing charitable funds with specific intent and wishes specified by our individual donors and their personal financial advisors, estate attorneys, and insurance agents.

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Interested in Becoming a Donor?

There are a number of different ways to give and each has the ability to send a ripple through your community. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have about becoming a donor.

Call us at 209.223.2148 or email kharmon@ACFgives.org to contact our Donor Services Coordinator

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Foundation Integrity

Committed to accountability, transparency and financial security, the Amador Community Foundation is a federally recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization.

The integrity of our foundation is strengthened with oversight from our Foundation Board of Directors utilizing experience from a diverse cross-section of industry professions including agriculture, education, finance, government service, philanthropy and technology.

The Amador Community Foundation submits financial records for annual independent audits performed by outside financial professionals utilizing generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

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WE CONNECT PEOPLE WHO CARE WITH CAUSES THAT MATTER

Simply put, the Amador Community Foundation improves the quality of life for the citizens of Amador County today and for generations to come. We do this by investing donor gifts and use the investment earnings to support local nonprofit organizations. We connect local generosity with local needs.

OUR PROVEN STEWARDSHIP

The Amador Community Foundation is a leader in the Community. We are governed by a Board of Directors who are civic leaders with many years of experience and involvement in Amador County community issues. As a respected, neutral organization, the Foundation’s duties go beyond donor services and grant-making. The Foundation finds the resources to provide solutions.

“Legacy” is all about life, living and caring about our community today.

Opportunities to help others in ways that are meaningful to you reflect your story and the life you live.
With your donation, the Amador Community Foundation is here to help you make a commitment to support the future of our community through the power of endowment. With your legacy, you can trust that the assets you leave to the community will continue to grow, supporting your philanthropic interests for generations to come.