June 24, 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 2017 Nonprofit Partnership Mini-grant Program cycle is open! SCF is accepting applications to support nonprofit partners in pursuit of professional education or training (i.e., attend a class, workshop, seminar, or conference).  A maximum amount of $2,500 per award is available and requests will be accepted on an ongoing basis through Nov 17, 2017. Funding must be used for training and services in these areas: leadership and management, fundraising and development, marketing and visibility, and capacity-building. The approval process takes 3 to 4 business days from the day a request is received. Visit the NPP Program page to download the application form and instructions, and learn more about becoming an NPP member.


The 2017 Harry and Eleanor D. Nelson Vacaville Endowment Fund scholarship winners have been selected and approved!  SCF received forty-five applications this year from a highly competitive pool of students attending Vacaville High School, Will C. Wood High School, and Buckingham Charter Magnet High School. A total of ten deserving students will receive a scholarship: 7 "Nelson" awards, 2 "Briggs" awards, and 1 "Powell" award.  Visit the "Nelson" Fund page to view the 2017 Scholarship Award List with the recipient name and amount, and learn more about this scholarship program. We congratulate all of Solano County's graduating seniors on achieving this important milestone!


The 2017 SCF Education Plus! Grant Program cycle is 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.