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Give Back Adventures

MOKELUMNE RIVER, SOURCE TO THE SEA.

A Give Back Adventures Expedition by John Silva to Benefit the Foothill Conservancy.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE FOR DETAILS OF THIS EXCITING ADVENTURE!

I wanted this fundraiser to be for an organization that matched up closely with the Mokelumne River, Source to the Sea expedition and choosing the Foothill Conservancy was an easy & logical choice!

All donations for this expedition to benefit the Foothill Conservancy should be made directly to the Amador Community Foundation.

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Smoke Chasers Event May 21-22, 2022

SMOKECHASERS EVENT – “BEAT THE SMOKE”

The SmokeChasers event is a two-day, outdoor festival to bring emergency preparedness information to Amador County residents. Tickets are available at their website:  http://www.smokechasersevent.com/

This family and community-oriented event provides a fun, engaging way for local and nearby residents to learn how to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Throughout the day you can watch demonstrations, participate in activities, visit informative booths, meet first responders, enjoy craft beer and local wines, and purchase delicious open fire “smoked” BBQ. All while listening to live music, meeting K-9 teams and rescued wildlife, and visiting over four dozen vendors onsite sharing their artisan crafts and products to help make your home more secure.

To make a direct donation or to pay vendor fees, visit https://amadorcommunityfoundation.org/smoke-chasers-event-may-21-22-2022/

 

Community Disaster Relief Fund

Community Disaster Relief Fund

Amador’s nonprofits continue to need our help – Now more than ever!
The Amador Community Foundation has a trusted history of helping Amador County nonprofits and organizations deliver monetary assistance effectively and securely to those who need it when they need it.

Disaster, Emergency & Recovery:
Please consider giving to the Amador Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund providing flexible resources supporting our friends, neighbors, animals, livestock & vital emergency services.

Graduation Scholarship Money Tree

It’s Scholarship Season!

Amador Community Foundation holds and administers dozens of scholarships. Visit our Scholarships Page and click on each scholarship for details.

Applications for all Amador Community Foundation scholarships are handled by schools; contact your school administrator for application information. 

For questions about Amador Community Foundation scholarships, contact Kathleen Harmon at (209) 209-223-2148 or kharmon@acfgives.org

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Amador Community Foundation

DID YOU KNOW that some of our most productive local nonprofits got their start under the Amador Community Foundation?

– We were able to incubate these nonprofit organizations, which allowed them to strengthen their ability to serve the community. Then they graduated...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

The Amador Community Foundation is extremely excited to facilitate over $187,000 in scholarships to 67 Amador County High School Seniors for 2022!!!!

Watch the Virtual Scholarship Nights on the school's websites. Amador's premiers Wednesday, May 18th at 6:00pm, and you can watch...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation
Kennedy Mine

Great band, great food, beautiful location! Food trucks by Armando's Tacos, Wing it! and Fork & Tie ... yum!
Details and tickets on sale at
http://kennedygoldmine.com/events.html
(Also, a great cause ... supporting the historic Kennedy Gold Mine, one of...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

National Nurses Week and a New Scholarship just for Nurses!

Ciro and Kim Toma created this scholarship this year in memory of Ciro’s sister, Hazel Toma-Brooks, who dedicated her entire life to nursing. From high school through college in San Francisco,...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Thanks for the priceless contributions made by mothers everywhere, from all of us at Amador Community Foundation!

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Give us a call to talk about your planned giving goals, (209) 223-2148

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

May the 4th be with you Fun Run for Plymouth Elementary! 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ 🏃
You can also donate on our website https://amadorcommunityfoundation.org/plymouth-fun-run-2022/

We are proud to have PEP as a fiscal sponsor!

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Do you love Amador County history? Share your love of local history with visitors to the Amador County Museum in Jackson – volunteer guides greet guests and help them get the most from their visit to the museum (no experience needed!)
The museum...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Through the Amador Community Foundation, you can donate to local non-profits that support our parks, wildlife, rural conservation, and more. John Silva’s Give Back Adventures is one of ACF’s community funds. John’s Summer 2022 Adventure biking, hiking, kayaking, and climbing 600 miles of the course...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Connecting Local Generosity with Local Needs

ACF has granted over $7 Million to Amador County since 1999

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Happy Easter! Share this time to reflect on life, love, family, and all your blessings… From all of us at Amador Community Foundation.

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Today is National Gardening Day! What are you going to plant this year? Let us know in the comments!

We are proud to be a fiscal sponsor to Friends of Farms of Amador, they promote local agriculture and the development of youth-oriented...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Want to hear a good ACF story?

- Jane and Bill Bardin were long-time residents of Amador County. They wanted to give back so they started a Donor Advised Fund identifying the things that were important to them including wildlife, the...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Plan ahead for charitable giving tax breaks in 2022. For example:
** If you itemize deductions, a gift to a qualified charitable organization may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax
** An IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Whether you give to support a cause you care deeply about, to share your philanthropic values with your family, or because it makes good financial sense (or all of the above) you give because you care.

We are ready to help you...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Fun event for a great cause! Buy a ticket, have some fun, and find out how this little schoolhouse has helped so many people!

We are proud to have them as a fiscal sponsor with us 🙂
https://amadorcommunityfoundation.org/fiscal-sponsorship-program/

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

Over 170 scholarships, totally over $250,000 will be given out to local graduating students this year!!!

We would like to send out a BIG thank you to all our scholarship reviewers!!

Throughout March and April, around 150 community member...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

ACF is proud to work with John Silva! Stay tuned!

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

It’s Spring! Start something new … like a Giving Circle.
Giving Circles are individuals who join together to donate money or time to a pooled fund and choose a charity or community project to support with their efforts.

Sutter...

Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation

ACF has partnerships with licensed financial advisors to assist us in managing over 100 existing charitable funds, over $6.7 million in total assets, and $4 million permanently endowed.

We are governed by a Board of Directors of community leaders who are experienced...