April 19, 2018

Welcome to Solano Community Foundation


Solano Community Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity, established in July of 1996 to serve the charitable needs of Solano County residents.  We are an institution of the community and for the community.  Working together, using resources gathered from a diverse donor base, we create long-term strategies and solutions for changing needs. SCF is dedicated to strengthening our community both now and for future generations. As a grantmaker, vehicle for philanthropy, and community leader, we encourage private giving for public good. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about the Foundation, and the many ways to partner with us. Become a donor, fundholder, or join our Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) and help SCF improve the lives and communities we serve.


The 2018 Education Plus! Grant application cycle is open and SCF is accepting funding requests from eligible applicants now thru November 9, 2018. Teachers in Solano County public schools (K thru 12) and qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organizations are eligible to apply.  Small grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to schools to help support projects that exhibit the “Plus! Factor,” i.e., those that enhance learning, improve student achievement, and augment participants’ educational experience in unique and successful ways.
Larger grants (greater than $2,500) are also available to support educational programs (e.g., remedial, after-school, and summer programs) offered by nonprofit organizations and school districts. Visit the Ed Plus! Program page to learn more the grants and download the application instructions and forms.


The 2018 Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) Grant cycle is open! SCF is accepting funding requests from eligible NPP member organizations now thru November 9, 2018. Only qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organizations may apply for a small (up to $2,500) grant. Monies are available to pursue professional development and capacity building opportunities, for the purpose of training leadership and staff to help build capacity and grow programs and services.  Support will cover or help cover expenses for professional instruction or training (i.e., attend or hold a class, workshop, seminar, or conference) in specific focus areas.
Grant monies may be used for board retreats and leadership training, skill development, program certification, registration fees, training materials, travel expenses, and other related costs. Visit the NPP Program page to learn more about the program and access the application instructions and grant request form.


SCF is currently accepting 2018 scholarship applications from graduating seniors attending Vacaville H.S., Will C. Wood H.S., and Buckingham Magnet Charter H.S. for ten awards to be made in late April, 2018. There are seven Nelson Scholarships available at $14,000 each (payable over four years), two Briggs Scholarships at $2,500 each (one year only), and one Powell Scholarship at $5,000 (V.H.S. student, one year only). 
Students interested in applying may download and complete the appropriate application form, with the required documents and submit their package on or before April 4, 2018.  The eligibility and application instructions for each scholarship award is available to view and download from the Harry and Eleanor D. Nelson Vacaville Endowment Fund page.