April 27, 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 list of 2017 Harry and Eleanor D. Nelson Vacaville Endowment Fund scholarship recipients will be published the first week of May!  Forty applications were received this year from students attending Vacaville High School, Will C. Wood High School, and Buckingham Charter Magnet High School. Ten scholarships will be awarded from the fund: 7 Nelson awards, 2 Briggs awards, and 1 Powell award.  Interviews were conducted on April 18 and 19 to determine final selectees.  Recipients and their respective school counselors will be notified by email of their award status on or about April 27.  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.