July 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.


SCF and all twenty-eight participating nonprofits extend a big THANK YOU to all of our Give Local Solano donors, sponsors, and supporters. Whether you donated, attempted to donate and were not able to, or helped us advertise the event, we cannot begin to express how grateful we are for your support. Even though technical problems virtually shut down the giving site, it does not take away from what May 3rd was all about – to build a culture of philanthropy in Solano County and increase awareness of all the good work nonprofits do in our communities. Together, we raised almost $50,000 through online and offline contributions, and forged relationships with individuals and local organizations that will have a lasting positive effect. Please visit the GLS Incentive Fund page to make a donation at any time during the year.


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 Education Plus! Grant Program will now provide wider funding opportunities and an extended grant cycle for applicants. Now eligible to apply, in addition to Solano County K-12 public school teachers, are Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) member organizations with a 501(c)(3) IRS status. The Ed Plus! program has two areas of focus: achieving grade-level reading skills by the end of the third grade, and proper math placement at the ninth-grade level. Funding requests for after-school and summer programs will also be considered. SCF will now accept grant applications between February and November. Browse the Education Plus! Program page to learn more about these changes and to access the grant application form and instructions.