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Current Amador Community Foundation Funds

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ACF GENERAL FUND - Every dollar given directly to Amador Community Foundation (ACF) ensures we can respond to community needs with excellence and expediency. We support family and community causes that enrich the quality of life making Amador County a great place to live.

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Establishing funds to strengthen local farming, viticulture and ranching systems to sustain a vibrant agricultural future for Amador County.

2nd Generation - youth livestock auction

2nd Generation - Fair Livestock Auction

Supports Supplemental pricing of youth livestock auction at the Amador County Fair. DONATE NOW

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ACDS / Amador County Fair Livestock Auction

Supports supplemental pricing of youth livestock auction at Amador County Fair. DONATE NOW

Friends of Farms of Amador

Friends of Farms of Amador

Promoting local agriculture and development of youth-oriented and public agricultural education programs for Amador County. DONATE NOW

Future Hay Farmers

Future Hay Farmers of Amador County / Fair Livestock Auction

Supports supplemental pricing of youth livestock auction at Amador County Fair. DONATE NOW

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Animal rescue and welfare funds provide health, wellness, safety and support for animals in crisis.

Amador County Animal Response Team

ACART - Amador County Animal Response Team

Supports partnership with emergency services to provide shelter and care for domestic animals, including appropriate livestock, faced with evacuation resulting from a declared disaster in Amador County and to educate the public on preparation for evacuation. DONATE NOW

Amador county Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter

Funds for unbudgeted needs for the Amador County animal shelter. DONATE NOW

A-Pal Humane Society

A-Pal Humane Society Endowment

Funds for unbudgeted needs for domesticated animals. DONATE NOW

Barbara Brown Bow-Wow Meow Endowment

Supporting domesticated pets and natural wildlife.

A-Pal Humane Society

Rusty's Fund

Rusty’s Fund for Shelter Animals (“RF”) provides financial support exclusively to animals at Amador County Animal Control & Adoption Center (“ACAC&AC”). We work directly, or with community partners, to improve the health and well-being of our animals so that they can more easily find permanent homes. DONATE NOW

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Art and Cultural funds support targeted programs and services, exhibitions, and support the cultural life of Amador County.

Barry Duncan Memorial Fund

Purpose: To support art and culture in Amador County. DONATE NOW

Stevenson Family Endowment

Art-related Programs.

Twin Rivers Music - Music Events

Music events held for the purpose of raising funds for Amador County Charities. DONATE NOW

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Mission to grant funds to create and support local organizations as community partners in ways that generate better economic prosperity in Amador County.

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ACRA Bingo Cooperative

Accepting contributions and distributing the assets for the benefit of Amador County parks.

Amador Community Foundation Future Projects

Acceptance and distribution of charitable gifts to qualified nonprofits in Amador County. DONATE NOW

Douglas Schulze Donor Advised

Supporting local nonprofits in Amador County. 

Eva Clymer Memorial fund

Eva Clymer Memorial Fund 

Raising funds to build a playground for special-needs youth.DONATE NOW

Gary & Paula Wooten Family

Supporting local nonprofits in Amador County.

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Ione Police Foundation 

Supports procurement of equipment for the Ione Police Department. DONATE NOW

Ione Projects

Purpose: To raise funds benefitting pubic safety, education, youth programs and community projects in Ione.DONATE NOW

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Jackson Police Foundation - Managed by ACF

Supports procurement of equipment for Jackson Police Department. DONATE NOW

Jackson Rancheria Park & Field Restoration

Supporting the renovation of Amador County Parks.

Jackson Rancheria Charity Golf Tournament

Raises money for selected Amador County Charities.

Jackson Revitalization

Purpose: to promote economic development within the City of Jackson.

Lockwood Neighborhood Radio Watch

Purpose: building and maintaining a radio system for the Lockwood neighborhood to disseminate emergency and community information. DONATE NOW

Mary Brown Community Fund

Supporting local nonprofits in Amador County.

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Mother Lode Cruise

Annual car show to raise funds for various local nonprofits. DONATE NOW

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Funds designated to mitigate hazards and recover from effects of a disaster, addressing urgent needs of Amador County residents through collaboration with expert agencies.

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Disaster Relief

To meet the needs of individuals and communities that have experienced losses due to disasters such as fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, tornadoes, and riots. DONATE NOW

Jackson Rancheria Disaster Relief Expendable

Supporting the needs of individuals following a disaster.

Smokechasers

Smoke Chasers

Annual Event held at the Plymouth Fair Grounds featuring education, resources, and exhibits about fire safety.
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Established funds support the long term viability of libraries, education and services in Amador County.

ACUSD instrument fund

ACUSD Instrumental Fund

Purpose: to purchase and repair band instruments. DONATE NOW

ACUSD Jazz Band

ACUSD Jazz Band

Supporting Jazz Band instruction and performances. DONATE NOW

Amador High School Drama and Music Support

Supporting student education in vocal coaching and choreography in the performance of musical theater. DONATE NOW

Argonaut Band Boosters

Providing Support to the Argonaut High School Band Students, their Parents and Teachers. DONATE NOW

Argonaut Culinary Education

Argonaut High School Culinary arts program assistance DONATE NOW

Barbara Bardin Regan Education Endowment - Special needs

Special Education is first priority, but any education project may be considered.

College is a Plan, not a dream

College is a Plan, not a Dream

Providing funds for student college tours in preparation for enrollment. DONATE NOW

Motivate Our Youth-Physical Education

Formed for the purpose of supporting Physical Education Programs in Amador County Schools. DONATE NOW

Plymouth Elementary Parent Club

Plymouth Elementary Parents Organization

Expanding literacy opportunities throughout Amador County. DONATE NOW

Plymouth Elementary Parent Club

Plymouth Elementary Parents Organization - FUN RUN 2023

Expanding literacy opportunities throughout Amador County. Donations to this link will go directly to the Fun Run 2023 event. You may donate in the name of a student to help them toward their personal and classroom goal for donations received.  DONATE NOW

SCEPTOR-Sutter Creek Elementary Parent Teacher

Supporting enhanced curriculum providing art and music for K-6th grade. DONATE NOW

Teen Driver Council

Provides funds for teen driving awareness program 'Every 15 Minutes' at Amador and Argonaut High Schools. DONATE NOW

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Established funds support protection, restoration, education programs for Amador County parks and trails.

Jackson Creek Watershed Plan

Funds set aside specifically to mitigate issues relating to watersheds.

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Funds provide ongoing support for essential health and resource programs, food sustenance, hospice, rehabilitation and mental health for residents Amador County residents.

Autism for All - Autistic Children and Family Support

Raising Autism Awareness and supporting needed services for families affected by Autism in Amador County. DONATE NOW

Breastfeeding Coalition

Education and support for moms who breastfeed. DONATE NOW

Burning Bush Ministries

Creates gift bags for those in need of a loving touch (long-term care facilities, assisted living, etc) and provides visitations and worship services for those who are no longer able to attend a service. DONATE NOW

Children and Families

Targeting specific needs of children in Amador county assisting First-5 programs. DONATE NOW

Diamond-Price

Benefitting Operation care, Tri-County Wildlife, Amador County Library, Meals on Wheels, the Interfaith Food Bank and other nonprofits as designated by the donor.

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John Silva's Give Back Adventures - Funds raised in 2021

Great Mountain Divide Bikeride of 3,000 miles to increase awareness and raise money for victims of domestic violence and their families. DONATE NOW

Project Lifesaver - Wanderer Program sponsored by Sheriff's Department

Contributions supporting the purchase of Project Lifesaver equipment allowing Amador County Sheriff's personnel and Search & Rescue to locate & rescue "at risk" individuals with cognitive disorders who are at risk of life-threatening behavior of wandering. DONATE NOW

Pulskamp Endowment

Providing funds that support social justice in Amador County.

The Shingles Fund

Assistance for low-income seniors to obtain a Shingles Vaccine

Sutter Amador Hospital

Provides health care services and programs for Amador County residents. DONATE NOW

Sutter Amador Hospital Patient Care

Benefits patients with special needs for financial assistance for health care services. DONATE NOW

Sutter Creek Smiles

Sutter Creek Smiles

To provide a financial resource for emergency and urgent care to those children who do not qualify for aid available through traditional sources.  Through dental care for these children, we intend to foster improved overall health, self-confidence, and the enhanced ability to focus while in the classroom.  In addition, as funds allow, assist with other needs as they arise in the community.DONATE NOW

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Historical preservation funds are held to support the maintenance and projects of historical pride in Amador County.

Amador Historical Preservation

Amador County Historical Preservation

The Amador County Historical Preservation Fund's purpose is to preserve historical sites in Amador County. They are currently raising money to restore and preserve Tailing Wheel #1 in Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park. Once that project is complete, they will look for another historical site to preserve. Donate Now

Amador County Historical Society

Amador County Historical Society

The Society shall acquire, preserve, and make accessible historical items about Amador County, and educate, encourage and enlist its citizens to preserve our history. Amador County Historical Society is currently raising funds to construct a new Livery Stable Building at the Museum which is operated by ACHS. The new building will become an exciting new attraction at the museum, housing freight and buckboard wagons, carriages and buggies, blacksmithing tools and other historic equipment."

For more information: www.amadorcountyhistoricalsociety.org

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Friends of the Historical Jackson Cemetery

The Friends of the Historical Jackson Cemetery aim to help preserve and maintain the historical integrity and appearance of our Jackson Historical Cemetery, to honor past generations and provide a safe and satisfying place for loved ones visit.

Jackson Beautification Fund

Jackson Beautification Project

The goal of the Jackson Beautification fund is to work in cooperation with the City of Jackson to restore and beautify the historical downtown Jackson Main Street. The committee has several projects in mind to accomplish and is hoping to meet these goals head on. Currently, the beautification has partnered with the mayor, Steve McClean, to build an Arch at the beginning of Main Street. Donate Now.

Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation

Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation

Focus on renovation and preservation of historic sites in Sutter Creek.

Willow Springs School House Restoration

Restoration of historic school located at the corner of Highway 16 & Demartini Road. DONATE NOW

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Historical preservation funds are held to support the maintenance and projects of historical pride in Amador County.

Bardin Family Endowment

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

Helen Fallis Founders Endowment

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County.

Clay and Jacquelyn Francisco Endowment

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

Guletz Family

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

Kingsbury Family Community Grant Fund

Supporting local education, animal welfare, girl’s athletics, and grief support for children.

Lukowicz Family Endowment

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

Margorie Strohm Memorial Fund

Pistoia Family Endowment

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

Solaja Family Endowment

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

Still Family Endowment

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

Stanley J. Lukowicz Endowment

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

Wayne Garibaldi Trust

General operating support for the Amador Community Foundation to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County. 

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Resources to support Amador County community involvement and philanthropic funding for Native Americans and Indigenous communities of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians

Jackson Rancheria Community Outreach - Managed by ACF

Contributions for distributable assets support the Foundation's charitable purposes of enhancing and supporting the quality of life for the people of Amador County.

Jackson Rancheria CARE - Employee Assistance fund managed by ACF

Provides financial support to rancheria employees in crisis. By application only.

Jackson Rancheria Community Grant - Managed by ACF

Supporting local nonprofits in Amador County.

Native Health & Welfare Program

Provides financial support to local native residents in crisis. By application only.

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Local donors have created endowed scholarship funds to provide educational assistance and recognition to Amador County students. Scholarship categories include: Continuing Education / Trade School / Public Service & Government / Sports / Arts / University / Agriculture

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AAUW Scholarship - Amador County Branch, American Association of University Women

AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls. The Amador Branch raises funds to award scholarships to local junior high girls to attend Tech Trek (a STEM summer camp) and to women pursuing Upper Division, Graduate and Re-Entry studies. amador-ca.aauw.net   DONATE NOW

Alan Pantle Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alan Pantle Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship supporting students from Amador and Argonaut High Schools planning on a vocational career. This scholarship fund is in memory of long-time local shop teacher Alan Pantle.  DONATE NOW

Amador Promise Scholarship

Providing scholarship support to underserved students of Amador County. DONATE NOW

Amador county Chamber of commerce scholarship fund

Amador County Chamber of Commerce

Scholarship for business based students.DONATE NOW

Andreason Scholarship

Graduating senior of Amador High School residing in Plymouth attending a 4 year institution is awarded a multi-year grant, decided by ACUSD scholarship committee.

Annette Adam Memorial Scholarship

Graduating senior of Argonaut High School pursuing education for public service or government.

Bird Scholarship

Graduating senior from Amador or Argonaut High School pursuing post-secondary education.

C.R. Horizon Scholarship

Dixie Cameron Equestrian & Western Life-Style Memorial Scholarship

Graduating seniors pursuing their love of horses and the western lifestyle.

Dr. Floy Salyer Goulart Scholarship-2 Year or Trade School

Graduating female student attending 2-year community college.

Jeffrey Wayne Banning Jr Memorial Fund - Scholarship

Providing Trade School or Art scholarship support to graduating Amador high School and/or Independence High School students.

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Giles Turner Alumni Fund-Drama

Providing scholarships for graduating Amador students pursuing theatre who have studied for at least 3 years in Mr. Turner's program & to provide stipends & program support for Amador students with financial needs to purchase dance & theatre supplies. DONATE NOW

Kearns/Beltrami Scholarship Endowment

Graduating senior of Amador High School pursuing a 4-year university.

Ken Blake Memorial Scholarship

Graduating senior from Amador or Argonaut High School pursuing post-secondary education.

Kyle Gaye Automotive Scholarship Endowment

Graduating senior of Amador High School pursuing a career in industrial studies.

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Kyle Gaye Eagle Scout Scholarship Endowment

Graduating senior of Amador High School that has achieved the level of Eagle Scout.

Mark Giannini Memorial Sports Scholarship

Graduating senior of Argonaut High School who has participated in sports.

Mary Ann Strohm Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior of Argonaut High School. This scholarship is for students attending a trade school.

Michael Daly

Michael Daly Memorial Scholarship - Public Service & Government

Graduating senior of Argonaut High School pursuing education for public service or government.

Ruffino Family Scholarship Fund

Graduating students of Amador High School who wish to pursue higher education and training in Music or Fine Arts. Financial need is a required qualification.

Same Ole Six

Same Ole Six Scholarship Fund

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Sharyn Brown & Suzanne Brown McBride Scholarship-2 Year or Trade School

Graduating senior from Amador or Argonaut High School pursuing 2-year community college or trade school supported with $1000 per year.

Special Educators of Amador County Scholarship Endowment

Providing scholarship support for special education students.

Ciro and Kim Toma Nursing Scholarship in memory of Hazel Toma-Brooks

Ciro and Kim Toma Community Service Scholarship

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Funds support Veterans family programs and upkeep of Veterans Monuments in Amador County.

Ione Veterans Memorial

Ione Veterans Memorial

Maintain the Veteran Memorial Park in Ione, CA. DONATE NOW

Top Cop Challenge

Top Cop Veteran's & 1st Responders

Raises funds to support wounded and disabled veterans and first responders. DONATE NOW

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Funds designated for youth and family services support individuals and families in maintaining health, self-sufficiency, and stability.

Argonaut High School Athletic Support

Supplementing athletic programs at Argonaut High School.

Argonaut High School Cheer Team

Expanding opportunities of the Argonaut Cheer team by participating in competitions and other sport development opportunities. DONATE NOW

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Boy Scouts of America Endowment

Grants for charitable projects requested by Amador District Boy Scouts of America.

Castle Oaks Jr. Golf Association

Purpose: Supporting youth golf instruction. Donate Now

Cenoto Family - Ione Jr. High  Scholastic Awards & Library Support

Provides cash for scholastic graduation awards at Ione Jr. High and purchases new issues of Library of America published series of Amador Libraries to be donated in the name of the Darlene and Lawrence Cenoto Trust.

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Dennis Dalton Foundation - Youth Sports

Providing assistance for Amador and Calaveras students to play sports regardless of ability to pay. DONATE NOW

Suzanne G & James M. Gullett Family

Supporting local nonprofits in Amador County.

Ione Cops 4 Kids

Providing a charitable funding source to benefit and enhance our communities and build relationships for the betterment of Ione. 
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Ione Junior High Colt Club

Purpose: To enhance the curricular and extracurricular educational programs for students.

Lake Pardee Kids Fishing Derby

Annual kids fishing derby at Lake Pardee. DONATE NOW

Lukowicz Family - Managed by ACF

Supporting the quality of life for the people of Amador County. DONATE NOW

Takach - Jr High Sports and Physical Education

ACUSD Music supplement funding and enhancement of physical education programs at Jackson & Ione Jr. High Schools.

Women & Children - Managed by ACF

Providing direct service to women & children to improve their health and wellbeing.

WHO CAN ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS?

We are glad to answer your questions. We have been helping donors support local charities since 1999. As an effective partner, the Community Foundation helps strengthen our community through charitable giving.

Our expertise in philanthropic giving connects donors, businesses, and nonprofit organizations together for the good of the community. We connect our donors’ strategic investments and asset planning to local needs both now and in the sustainable future making each donation thoughtful, efficient, and effective. We also incubate start-up nonprofits that meet a charitable need in the community that is not already met by an existing nonprofit. This allows an idea to become a reality and gain sustainability under the 501c3 umbrella of the Community Foundation.

Our Board of Directors are committed volunteer community leaders devoted to the mission of the Community Foundation: Connecting local generosity with local needs – For Good, Forever.

Give us a call (209) 223-2148 or connect directly with our Executive Director, John Williamson by email: jwilliamson@acfgives.org

Amador Community Foundation

571 S. Hwy 49
PO Box 1154
Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-2148