Placer Community Foundation

Community foundation grants benefit area nonprofits

This month the Placer Community Foundation awarded $260,000 to nonprofits in support of community wellness, $23,890 in grants to support youth development and launched a donation d ...

Leadership Summit provides guidance, advice to nonprofits

An informational gathering for area nonprofits brought together more than 250 board members and executive directors, representing more than 50 organizations, at Placer Community Fo ...

Auburn’s Steven Lease wields mean cookie sheet

There’s something special about being offered a cookie. Who can help but smile when eating a freshly baked cookie? It’s such a simple thing, sweet and delicious. Auburn’s Ste ...

Grant encourages low-income families to purchase more locally grown produce

Grant funding will soon give low- income families greater access and incentive to purchase locally grown produce. Carol Arnold, general manager of the Foothill Farmers Market Asso ...

Creative Vision and Philanthropy

On Tuesday, eight nonprofits will show their impact in the community through film. Through a project funded by the Placer Community Foundation, these organizations produced short ...

Another View: Great things happen for community when good people gather

More than 200 nonprofit leaders gathered at the Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln recently for a first-ever Nonprofit Leadership Summit. Hosted by the Placer Community Founda ...

Checkered past; checkered present? McAnally Racing has home-track advantage in Roseville

Whether there is a home-field, home-court or home-ice advantage in sports can be debated ad nauseam, but it’s hard to argue with Bill McAnally Racing’s home-track edge ...

Open space is Land Trust’s mission

Just yards away from office buildings and an eatery, you can amble along a trail shaded by tall trees, sit on a bench and watch the birds or stop on a wooden bridge to listen to th ...

Board offers HOPE to local youth

Local youth are helping each other change the community for the better through a series of grants, but their program could be coming to an end. The Grants Advisory Board for You ...

County gets $1M art gift

A $1 million donation will help support an arts program aimed to serve Placer County artists, art educators, students and more. The Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist Residence and Teach ...

Rudd for Sierra College trustee

Sierra College is one of the most important educational institutions for our community, serving everyone from recent high school graduates to returning veterans to individuals look ...

‘Outstanding’ and with the award to prove it

The Placer Community Foundation is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Grantmaker award. The California Capital Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals sel ...

Walsh family legacy assists college-bound students

In honor of the Walsh family legacy, four recent high school graduates recently received the John G. and Lillian M. Walsh Family Scholarship. This is the second year the scholar ...

Nonprofits have taken a hit during downturn

The current economic downturn is having a major impact on every aspect of our community. Placer County’s nonprofit sector has been especially affected and weighs particularly hea ...

$2,500 grants help youth help community

Kari Riley can say she had fun this summer with some wild things. The Placer High School senior organized and found money for a six-week summer camp for children from low-income f ...