June 25, 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! This generous award covers four years of education at a campus of the University of California for a talented and deserving Dixon High School graduating senior. Included are University tuition and fees, books, and some incidentals. The applicant must have, or be assured of, admission to a UC campus, and must also agree not to take any student loans while attending school. Visit the David Robben Memorial Scholarship Fund page to learn more about the recipients, the scholarship fund, and recipients. 


The Wong Music Mini-Grant Program provides an annual funding opportunity for all eligible public and private school teachers, K-12 in Solano County.  Small grants of up to $1,000 maximum are awarded to the schools to help purchase and repair music instruments, sheet music, uniforms, and equipment. The purpose of these mini-grants is to support (maintain or begin) music programs in schools. The fund also provides small grants to local nonprofit music organizations for general operating support. Visit the Donald and Rose Marie Wong Endowment fund page to learn more about the program and the fund, and view to the names of the 2016 recipients.