November 21, 2017

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 Vallejo Times-Herald has launched their 2018 'Community Christmas Card' - an annual holiday appeal which will run thru mid-January. Donors can send in or hand-deliver a check, or contribute online by clicking on the "Donate" button on the top right-hand side of the Community Christmas Card fund page.  On Christmas Day, a special full-page Community Christmas Card will appear, listing the names of all the donors. Contributions to this fund will directly benefit Vallejo residents in dire need of food, clothing and shelter, especially during the winter months. Grant checks will be awarded from the fund in late January to four designated nonprofits serving Vallejo children, families, and older adults.


The 9th Annual Solano Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017.  Event organizer is Solano Hearts United, a partnership between Fleet Feet Sports of Vacaville and three local nonprofits. Mission Solano, Meals on Wheels of Solano County, and The Salvation Army Kroc Center of Suisun City currently serve children, families, the homeless and disadvantaged in Solano County, and will benefit from the proceeds. All races will start and finish at Solano Community College in Fairfield, and include a 10K Run, a 5K Run/Walk, and a 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. Visit the STT Event website to learn more about sponsorships, how to get involved, race details and how to register. Click on the 'Donate' button on Solano Turkey Trot Fund page to make an online contribution right now!


School is back in session and the 2017 SCF Education Plus! Grant Program cycle is still open! In addition to Solano County K-12 public school teachers, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) member organizations are eligible to apply for funding. Grant applications will be accepted between February 3, 2017 and November 17, 2017.  Education Plus! grants will be awarded to enhance school curriculum, mentoring, after-school, and summer learning programs, but especially those that focus on achieving grade-level reading skills at third-grade, and those focused on achieving skills for proper math placement at ninth-grade. Award amounts will vary depending upon the scope and purpose of each funding request. Browse the Education Plus! Program page to access the grant application forms and instructions, and learn more.