October 23, 2016

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.


Our Nonprofit Partnership Program is making small grants for professional development and training to eligible nonprofits. Up to $2,500 is available for organization leadership and staff to pursue professional education or training (i.e., attend a class, workshop, seminar, or conference). Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis for training and services in these areas: leadership and management, fundraising and development, marketing and visibility, and capacity-building. The approval process and grant payment only 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 2016 David Robben Memorial Scholarship has been awarded for a second time! We are happy to announce that Jacob Smith, a talented and deserving Dixon High School is the recipient of this year's generous scholarship. The award will cover all four years of his college education at UC Davis, including University tuition and fees, books, and some incidentals. One of the conditions of award is that the student must also agree not to take any student loans while attending school, so that they will graduate 'debt free'. Visit the David Robben Memorial Scholarship Fund page to learn more about the recipients, the scholarship fund, and recipients. 


The SCF Education Plus! Grant Program has been revised! In addition to Solano County K-12 public school teachers, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) member organizations are also eligible to apply for funding. Grant applications will be accepted between February and November, annually. Ed Plus! grants will support educational projects, including after-school and summer programs, and especially those that focus on achieving grade-level reading skills at third-grade, and those focused on achieving 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, instructions, and additional information.