May 31, 2016

Welcome to Solano Community Foundation

SCF - YOUR COMMUNITY PARTNER

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.

GIVE LOCAL SOLANO

Give Local Solano happened across the country on May 3, 2016. SCF and all 28 participating nonprofits want to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our supporters prior to and during the 24-hour giving period. Whether you donated, attempted to donate and were not able to, or supported us in some other way, we cannot begin to express how grateful we are. Even though there were huge problems with the giving site (administered by Kimbia.com), it does not take away from what May 3rd was all about – giving to your local community. We did realize positive outcomes, raising close to $48,000 through online and offline contributions, and we forged relationships with other organizations that will have a lasting effect. Please visit the GLS Incentive Fund page to make a donation.

"DREAM" SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR 2016

The 2016 David Robben Memorial Scholarship cycle is now closed. This generous award covers four years of education at a campus of the University of California for a talented and deserving Dixon High School student graduating in the class of 2016. 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 during the four years while in school. Visit the David Robben Memorial Scholarship Fund page to learn more about the fund, the scholarship, and recipients. 2016 award results will be available on or about May 1st. 

WONG MUSIC MINI-GRANTS

The 2016 application cycle is closed. The Wong Music Mini-Grant awards provide financial support for Solano County school music programs up to $1,000 maximum each. All public and private school teachers, K-12 are eligible to apply for funding. Funding is awarded to help purchase and repair instruments, sheet music, uniforms and accessories for their music program and students. 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 fund, the Music Mini-Grant Program and to view the names of the 2016 recipients.