Local Nonprofit Directory Listing
Since 1999, Amador Community Foundation has had the pulse on our community’s needs, nurturing direct partnerships with nonprofit organizations. We enjoy our heartfelt commitment to honor the purpose of each nonprofit and thoughtfully extend support where it’s needed most, when it’s needed.
The nonprofits in this directory must have a 501(c)3 status or status-pending and must provide a service that impacts our community. Organizations listed here serve our community and have been vetted for stewardship and transparency.
If you are a director of a nonprofit that is not included in the list below, and your organization meets the criteria above, you are welcome to complete the form on this page to inquire about joining the listing.
AMADOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUND
Establishing funds to strengthen local farming, viticulture and ranching systems to sustain a vibrant agricultural future for Amador County.
Amador County 4-H
The Amador County 4-H Program has approximately 150 youth enrolled in local 4-H programs and engaged in varied learning experiences. Our mission is to engage youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. http://ucanr.edu/sites/AC4H/
Friends of Farms of Amador
Friends of Farms of Amador is a county-wide organization whose mission statement is to develop youth-oriented and public agricultural education. https://amadorfarmersmarket.com/
Animal rescue and welfare funds provide health, wellness, safety and support for animals in crisis.
A-Pal Humane Society
A-PAL Humane Society is a local non-profit founded in 1978 and formed to assure the humane treatment of animals in Amador County. https://www.pawspartners.org/
Amador County Animal Response Team
ACART partners 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. www.amadoranimalresponse.org
The Barnyard Animal Rescue Nest
The Barnyard Animal Rescue Nest established in 2018 is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Plymouth, Ca., Our focus is on slaughter-bound horses/donkeys, injured off-the-track thoroughbreds, and local animals (horses, donkeys, pigs, turkeys, cats, llamas, cows and more) in need. Our mission includes rescuing, rehabilitating and finding forever homes to previously neglected, abused or unwanted animals, offering lifetime sanctuary to animals with limiting conditions and providing enriching, educational experiences to the community.
The B.A.R.N. strives to create animal awareness and promote compassion It is our joy and passion to provide educational interactions for children, learning of vocational skills for adults with developmental disabilities and community involvement for seniors, women struggling with domestic violence, individuals battling addiction and more while supporting the human-animal bond.
There is magic in the community collaboration to care for and rebuild trust in the animals. All age ranges and abilities give back to the animals and simultaneously find something for themselves; including decreased depression, increased self esteem, improved verbal communication, greater social skills, increased motor skills and an overall more positive outlook on life. Caring for, interacting, and learning about the animals is healing, therapeutic and provides strong reciprocal relationships. This is accomplished through activities including brushing miniature horses, snuggling with cats, playing musical instruments to chickens, reading to cows, or making treats for a pig.
We aim for dynamic growth in a safe place for both humans and animals from these interactions and formed bonds. Furthermore, we aim to build and foster new friendships amongst all members in our community through common goals and interests. We are inspired to continue our mission of improving overall well-being for animals and humans through mutually beneficial interactions.
Tax ID:: 82-5207729
E.T.A. Evacuation Teams of Amador
E.T.A. Evacuation Teams of Amador is dedicated to the safety and welfare of people and animals in emergencies and disasters. ETA strives to provide charitable assistance to the general public by working together with public and private agencies in and around Amador County, California for the evacuation of animals during a disaster. We are trained, certified, and insured. amadorevacs.com
Tri County Wildlife Care
Tri-County Wildlife Care is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of local injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife. We work to educate residents to live in balance with nature and envision a world where people and wildlife thrive together. www.pawspartners.org
ART & CULTURE
Art and Cultural funds support targeted programs and services, exhibitions, and support the cultural life of Amador County.
Amador County Arts Council
To encourage, support, and promote the arts in our schools and community. www.amadorarts.org
Amador Gourd Artists
The Amador Gourd Artists group was established in 1998 and is dedicated to promoting interest in all gourd activities: Cultivation, Show Competitions, Art and Craftwork, as well as preserving the long, multi-cultural history of the hard-shelled gourds.
Baker Street West
Baker Street West is the product of brilliant minds — with a love for the adventures of Sherlock Holmes — knocking together and causing an explosion of creativity. bakerstreetwest.com
Main Street Theatre Works
Main Street Theatre Works is a professional, non-AEA theatre company performing every summer at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, in Jackson, where the stage is set for picnicking and enjoying theatre under the stars. mstw.org
Volcano Theatre Company
Our mission is to provide compelling theatrical productions of the highest quality and to encourage and involve members of the community who have a desire to bring their dynamic contributions to the organization. In an effort to ensure a legacy of dramatic arts in the community, the VTC will encourage participation from local schools and provide support to those schools and students. https://volcanotheatre.net/
Mission to grant funds to create and support local organizations as community partners in ways that generate better economic prosperity in Amador County.
Amador County Fair Foundation
The Amador County Fair Foundation is a volunteer organization formed to support and benefit the community buildings and educational projects of the Amador County Fair. AmadorFairFoundation.com
Lockwood Fire Department Auxiliary
LFPD is made up of volunteers that provide service and protection for the Lockwood district, and with other fire departments in the surrounding areas. Our LFPD auxiliary is very active and supportive in raising funds for our hard-working volunteers to keep our community and them safe. lockwoodfire.org/
Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club
Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club strives to unite the inspiration and enterprises of the people of this district to promote education, moral, social, and civic measures, community improvement, and betterment of the Community known as Pine Grove. Unite the members in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding. pinegroveca.com
Shenandoah Community Club
Community residents and volunteers fostering community and education since 1953 anchored by a one-room historic schoolhouse in Plymouth, CA.
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Savor Amador is the Sutter Creek Elementary School’s main fundraising event, with the goal to raise sufficient funds to ensure that art, music, and enrichment programs can be offered each year to our young children to help foster both mental and physical creativity. Please join us!
Established funds support the long term viability of libraries, education and services in Amador County.
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
Amador Community College Foundation-Amador College Connect
The mission of the Amador Community College Foundation is to advocate, facilitate, and support higher education in Amador County. www.amadorcollegeconnect.org
Friends of the Amador County Library
Since 1976, Friends of the Amador County Library has worked to further library excellence to enrich our community by bringing people and resources together.
Plymouth Elementary Parents Club
Unite the members in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding. facebook.com/PlymouthPEPClub/
Soroptomist International of Amador County
Soroptimist International is an organization of business and professional women working to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and around the world. Dedicated to the belief that all women deserve to lead full and productive lives working together to help other women with diversity and fellowship.
Sutter Creek Woman's Club
We are an organization that strives to promote the civic, educational, and social interest of the community of Sutter Creek. Together, we add value by making philanthropic and scholarship contributions to local organizations and students. https://www.suttercreekwomansclub.org/
ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
Established funds support protection, restoration, education programs for Amador County parks and trails.
Amador Trail Stewardship
We are a 501(c)(3) committed to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Amador County. We strive to develop, provide access to and maintain multi-use trail systems that enhance our local community. ATS wants to see residents of Amador living healthy lifestyles and to invite surrounding communities to enjoy our natural beauty while increasing commerce to the county. AmadorTrailStewardship.com
Jackson Creek Watershed Plan
Funds set aside specifically to mitigate issues relating to watershed.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Funds provide ongoing support for essential health and resource programs, food sustenance, hospice, rehabilitation and mental health for residents Amador County residents.
ARC of Amador
To provide support and services to persons with developmental disabilities so they can better learn, work, live and recreate in the mainstream of life. arcofamador.org.
Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA)
Serving Amador Since 1981 - Our mission is to combat poverty and strengthen our community. 10590 Highway 88, Jackson, CA. 95642 – (209) 223-1485 http://atcaa.org
ACRF – Amador Cancer Research Foundation
ACRF is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting cancer research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and since 1973 and has supported innovative work in cancer treatment, diagnosis, and palliative care to cancer patients. www.TheSpaghettiWestern.org
Amador Senior Center
The Amador Senior Center exists to provide advocacy, activity, education, and support services to older adults of Amador County. amadorseniorcenter.org
Amador Pregnancy Help
Amador Pregnancy Help Center seeks to educate, equip and empower individuals to make life-affirming choices. We offer pregnancy tests, options counseling, parenting education, and provide material goods (baby clothes, diapers, etc. for low-income clients. amadorpregnancyhelpcenter.com
Amador STARS provides free Support, Transportation and Resource Services to cancer patients and their families. Free wigs, scarves, and caps are provided to those in need during treatments. amadorstars.org
Common Ground Senior Services
Common Ground Senior Services supports older adults struggling with food insecurity, isolation, loneliness, limited mobility, and economic needs. To help our older adults live more independently and safely in their own homes, we provide home-delivered meals, transport services, social contact, safety checks and helpful resource connections. commongroundseniorservices.org.
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
For more than 35 years, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras has focused on fulfilling its mission to provide exceptional and compassionate end-of-life care to everyone in the community who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay, and to educate and collaborate with health care providers and community members at large in promoting exceptional end-of-life care for patients and support for their families. hospiceofamador.org
Interfaith Council of Amador/Interfaith Food Bank
The Interfaith Council of Amador County works to eliminate hunger and its causes because no one deserves to face the day hungry. The Interfaith Food Bank is the major hunger-relief organization serving over 6,000 Amador County residents suffering from food insecurity. feedamador.org
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
The mission of NAMI Amador shall be to provide support, education, and advocacy for persons with lived experience with mental illnesses and their families. NAMIamador.org
New Hope Home
Providing a safe place for women struggling with addictions to live a sober healthy life, find employment, and become productive individuals in our communities. facebook.com/NewHopeAmador
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Katharine Drexel helps Amador County neighbors in need with utilities, groceries, car repair and tires, prescriptions, house repairs, rental assistance and more. stkatharinedrexel.com/society-of-st-vincent-de-paul
Sutter Creek Smiles
To provide a financial resource for dental care for children who do not qualify for aid through traditional sources. suttercreeksmiles.org
Our mission is to enhance the well-being of people in the communities we serve through a not-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in healthcare services. Philanthropy plays a vital role in our delivery of care and helps create vital new programs, funds advanced technology and expands access to care for our patients and their families.
Tax ID:: 94-1156621
Historical preservation funds are held to support the maintenance and projects of historical pride in Amador County.
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. amadorcountyhistoricalsociety.org
Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock Association
The Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock Association is dedicated to the interpretation, education, preservation, and protection of Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, and we accomplish our mission by assisting California State Parks to achieve these goals. chawse.org/
Fiddletown Community Center
We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the community a better, happier place maintaining our historic Chinese Gold Rush structures. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers. facebook.com/fiddletown
The mission of the Kennedy Mine Foundation is to protect, conserve, restore the historic structures, and share the history of the property known as the Kennedy Mine. The Kennedy Mine Foundation works to retain the historic value, scenic beauty, natural treasures and wildlife habitat for future generations. kennedygoldmine.com
Knight Foundry Alliance
Sutter Creek’s Historic Industrial Crown Jewel. Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop, established in 1873 by Samuel Knight. Private group tours are available by appointment. knightfoundry.com.
Recreational Railroad Coalition Historical Society
Amador Central Railroad offers rides for the public at Lanes Station located on Highway 104 halfway between Highway 88 and Ione. Rides will also be offered on the second Saturday of every month through October, weather permitting. AmadorCentralRailroad.com
Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation
Dedicated to the restoration, preservation and development of Sutter Creek’s historic assets both now and for future generations. sccbf.org
Funds support Veterans family programs and upkeep of Veterans Monuments in Amador County.
Ione Veterans Memorial
The Ione Veterans Memorial Park is located on Preston Avenue in Ione, CA dedicated to honoring Ione’s bravest killed in action – Raising awareness and funds for maintenance and upkeep through the annual Walk for the Troops. Ione Veterans Memorial on Facebook
Top Cop Challenge
Top Cop financially supports the veteran and first responder organizations that are not only equipped to aid in their recovery from every type of service-related injury from the physical to the invisible wound, but that also support, encourage and help them and their families meet essential daily needs, adjust to their new normal and work toward a brighter future. topcop4vets.org
“Our duty is to serve those who have served our great nation. We facilitate Veterans Services for our service members, veterans, and families by streamlining access to Veterans Housing, Education, Life Skills and Physical Wellness services. In support of our Military and Families, we are bridging the gap from military service to civilian life.” vvvets.org
YOUTH & FAMILY
Funds designated for youth and family services support individuals and families in maintaining health, self-sufficiency, and stability.
Dennis Dalton Foundation
The goal of The Dennis Dalton Foundation is to ensure that any Native American and/or low-income child in Amador and Calaveras Counties, who has the desire to participate in organized sports, can do so regardless of their family’s financial status. TheDennisDaltonFoundation.org
Nexus Youth & Family Services is a non-profit human services organization located in Amador County, California. The mission of Nexus is to serve members of the community through innovative programs, collaborative partnerships, and the provision of educational and therapeutic services. nexusyfs.org
Mission: To provide domestic violence and sexual assault support services, crisis intervention, and education to our community.
817 Court Street, Suite 12, Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-2600 24-hour crisis line
SHOULD YOUR NONPROFIT BE LISTED WITH US?
Please fill out and submit a questionnaire to provide us with the information we need. We will look forward to an informational session to get to know your organization’s true passions and how we can work together to serve Amador County.
Nonprofit Directory Listing Questionnaire
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org