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Current Amador Community Foundation Funds

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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 - Fair Livestock Auction

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

ACDS / Amador County Fair Livestock Auction

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

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.

Future Hay Farmers of Amador County / Fair Livestock Auction

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

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.

Animal Shelter

Funds for unbudgeted needs for the Amador County animal shelter

A-Pal Humane Society

A-Pal Humane Society Endowment

Funds for unbudgeted needs for domesticated animals.

Barbara Brown Bow-Wow Meow Endowment

Supporting domesticated pets and natural wildlife

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

Baker Street West Theatre

Baker Street West - Sherlockian pursuits/education

Supporting and preserving the venue and activities that take place at Baker Street West through education, performing arts, public outreach and literary purposes.

Barry Duncan Memorial Fund

Purpose: To support art and culture in Amador County

Shades of Violet Music & Arts

Purpose: To enhance the music and arts program at Pioneer Elementary School.

Stevenson Family Endowment

Art-related Programs

Twin Rivers Music - Music Events

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

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.

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.

Gary & Paula Wooten Family

Supporting local nonprofits in Amador County.

Interfaith Community Choir

Supporting Choral Music in Amador County

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Ione Police Foundation 

Supports procurement of equipment for the Ione Police Department.

Ione Projects

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

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Jackson Police Foundation - Managed by ACF

Supports procurement of equipment for Jackson Police Department.

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.

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.

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

Community Disaster Relief Fund

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.

Jackson Rancheria Disaster Relief Expendable

Supporting the needs of individuals following a disaster

Established funds support the long term viability of libraries, education and services in Amador County.

ACUSD Jazz Band

ACUSD Jazz Band

Supporting Jazz Band instruction and performances

Amador High School Drama and Music Support

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

Argonaut Band Boosters

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

Barbara Bardin Regan Education Endowment - Special needs

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

Motivate Our Youth-Physical Education

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

Plymouth Elementary Parent Club

Plymouth Elementary Parents Organization

Expanding literacy opportunities throughout Amador County.

Red Cross Amador - Managed by ACF

Expanding literacy opportunities throughout Amador County.

SCEPTOR-Sutter Creek Elementary Parent Teacher

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

Teen Driver Council

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

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 watershed.

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

Breastfeeding Coalition

Education and support for moms who breastfeed.

Children and Families

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

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

Friends of Hospice Endowment

Funds supporting hospice programs and needs of Amador and Calaveras Counties

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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.

Project Lifesaver - Wanderer Program sponsored by Sheriff's Department

Contributions supporting 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.

Pulskamp Endowment

Providing funds that support social justice in Amador County

Sutter Amador Hospital

Supporting Sutter Amador Foundation in their matching grant program

Sutter Amador Hospital Patient Care

Employee directed patient assistance/low income

Sutter Creek Smiles

Sutter Creek Smiles

Providing dental assistance for low-income youth.

TLC

TLC

Supports the work with marginalized residents of Amador County providing a sustainable lifestyle.

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

Amador County Historical Society

Amador County Historical Society

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

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.

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

Still Family 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.

Lukowicz Family Endowment

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

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

Kingsbury Family

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

Bardin 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.

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

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 Chapter, American Association of University Women

Assists graduating women and girls who progress in their university education.

Amador Promise Scholarship

Providing scholarship support to underserved students of Amador County

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.

Dixie Cameron Equestrian & Western Life-Style Memorial Scholarship

Graduating senior 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.

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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.

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 achieve level of Eagle Scout.

Mark Giannini Memorial Sports Scholarship

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

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

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

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

Top Cop Challenge

Top Cop Veteran's & 1st Responders

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

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.

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Boy Scouts of America Endowment

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

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Boy Scouts Expendable

Support for scouting for Amador County youth.

Castle Oaks Jr. Golf Association

Purpose: Supporting youth golf instruction.

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. 

Dennis Dalton Foundation - Youth Sports

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

Suzanne G & James M. Gullett Family

Supporting local nonprofits in Amador County

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

Lukowicz Family - Managed by ACF

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

Takach - Jr High Sports and Physical Education

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

Tri City Cops & Kids - Ione / Sutter Creek / Jackson

Providing a charitable funding source to benefit and enhance our communities and build relationships for the betterment of Ione, Jackson and Sutter Creek.

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, For Ever.

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

Amador Community Foundation

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