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Did you know ….

Some of our most productive local nonprofits got their start under Amador Community Foundation – We have the ability to incubate new nonprofit organizations to safely test their sustainability and service model. With this added security, the nonprofit organization can strengthen its ability to serve community needs while providing a tax-deductible donation to generous donors.

Below are just a few of our success stories. More stories can be found under the Community Impact / Success Stories sub-menu or by clicking the following links:

Amador Stars | Butte FireDakhota Franklin Kicking Bear Brown  |  The Diamond-Price Fund  |  Historic Preservation Knight Foundry


Amador County Animal Response Team

Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART)

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.

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Evacuation Teams of Amador

E.T.A. Evacuation Teams of Amador

E.T.A. Evacuation Teams of Amador, established in 2018, is a grass-roots organization based in Amador County, California, 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.


Nexus Youth and Family Services


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.


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Providing a safe place for women struggling with addictions to live a sober healthy life, find employment, and become productive individuals in our communities. or