August 21, 2018

Welcome to Solano Community Foundation


Solano Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Established in March of 1996, its mission is to serve the charitable needs of Solano County residents. SCF is an institution of the community and for the community. By working together and using resources gathered from a diverse donor base, we create long-term strategies and solutions for changing needs. We are dedicated to strengthening our community now and for future generations. In performing our roles as grantmaker, vehicle for philanthropy, and community leader, we encourage private giving for public good. We invite you to browse our website and discover more about the Foundation and the many ways to partner with us. Become a donor, fundholder, or join our Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP). Help us improve the quality of life in our communities. For good. Forever. For Solano County.


The 2018 Education Plus! Grant application cycle is open and SCF is accepting funding requests from eligible applicants now thru November 9, 2018. Teachers in Solano County public schools (K thru 12) and qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organizations are eligible to apply.  Small grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to schools to help support projects that exhibit the “Plus! Factor,” i.e., those that enhance learning, improve student achievement, and augment participants’ educational experience in unique and successful ways.
Larger grants (greater than $2,500) are also available to support educational programs (e.g., remedial, after-school, and summer programs) offered by nonprofit organizations and school districts. Visit the Ed Plus! Program page to learn more the grants and download the application instructions and forms.


The 2018 Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) Grant cycle is open! SCF is accepting funding requests from eligible NPP member organizations now thru November 9, 2018. Only qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organizations may apply for a small (up to $2,500) grant. Monies are available to pursue professional development and capacity building opportunities. Support will cover or help cover expenses for the purpose of training leadership and staff to help build capacity and grow programs and services (professional instruction or training).  
Grant monies may be used training, skill development, program certification, registration fees, training materials, travel expenses, and other related costs. Visit the NPP Program page to learn more about the program and access the application instructions and grant request form.


The 2018 Harry and Eleanor D. Nelson Fund Scholarship cycle has awarded ten scholarships to graduating seniors from Vacaville H.S., Will C. Wood H.S., and Buckingham Magnet Charter H.S. There are seven Nelson Scholarship recipients receiving $14,000 each (payable over four years), two Briggs Scholarship recipients each receiving $2,500 (one year only), and one Powell Scholarship recipient who was awarded $5,000 a V.H.S. student (one year only). Name, school and award results for 2018may be found on the Nelson Fund page.
To learn more about the eligibility requirements for each scholarship and previous years' results, visit the Harry and Eleanor D. Nelson Vacaville Endowment Fund page.