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.

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Our hearts go out to the victims of the recent hurricanes, as they continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction. Donate now to the Hurricane  Relief fund and ACF will make sure your dollars are used to help those in need.




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Amador Community Foundation Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

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“One conversation can change your life…
and the lives of others”

Call 209.223.2148 to make a difference now.

Knight Foundry…Preserving Our History

Knight Foundry…Preserving Our History

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 land and buildings of the Knight Foundry complex have been donated to the City of Sutter Creek, but the Knight Foundry Alliance needs your help to purchase the artifacts….

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You Rock, Amador!

You Rock, Amador!

On #GivingTuesday, November 29th, our community came together to raise a GRAND TOTAL OF $109,322.00 for 27 local nonprofits! THANK YOU, Thank You for your generosity!

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Miners’ Bend Commemorative Brick Pathway

Miners’ Bend Commemorative Brick Pathway

The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation invites you to participate in Sutter Creek’s new Miners’ Bend Historic Gold Mining Park by buying a personalized engraved brick in the Commemorative Pathway…

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“We make a LIVING by what we GET,

But we make a LIFE by what we GIVE.”

–Winston Churchill

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You know Why…
We can help you with the who, when, how and what.

There are many reasons why people choose the Amador Community Foundation to achieve their financial and charitable goals…learn more



Studies show high net-worth individuals talk with their financial advisors about charitable giving when doing their financial and estate planning. We make it easy for you to offer philanthropic opportunities right here in Amador County… learn more



Our grants are made possible through the contributions of individual donors and nonprofit donor funds managed by the Community Foundation….learn more


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.

Enrich our Students.

Grants & Scholarship Programs

Save Our Historic Sites.

Amador’s Historic Past.

Give to Support Pet Adoption & Animal Rescue.

Animal Shelter & Tri County Wildlife.

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Our Asset Dollars

Dollars Permanently Endowed

Dollars Granted


About Us and Our Community

About Us

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.

What is a Community Foundation?

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…

Our Board of Directors

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.

Fiscal Sponsorship Program

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…

Finance & Investments

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.


We know you might have questions…here are answers to the most frequent concerns. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, call us!

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.

Our Funds

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.

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