Who We Are

For more than fifty years the Central Valley Community Foundation has been a trusted partner in philanthropy in the Central Valley. Founded in 1966, we provide giving options for individuals, families, businesses and other foundations to invest in programs that address social and environmental needs.

We work with donors and nonprofits to advance effective philanthropy and build stronger communities. Our staff has an in-depth knowledge of the needs in our region and the agencies and organizations that are working to find solutions.

At a Glance:

Assets: We manage $112 Million in philanthropic assets including endowed funds, programmatic funds, scholarship funds, and donor advised funds.
Funds: 262
Grants (2019): $$7,275,236 distributed through 774 grants
Scholarships (2019): $895,390 through 276 scholarships

Operating Budget: $2.3m

Mission:  We connect capital and communities for a just and thriving Central Valley.

Our Region:

our region county mapAs the community foundation for over 2.04 million people, we serve the counties of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare and Kings. Our region has a remarkable collection of cultures and traditions, unique resources, and a resilient population.


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National Standards:

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The National Standards Seal indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency, and accountability, effective grant making and honoring donors’ wishes at all times.


The Central Valley Community Foundation is a member of the Council on Foundations, an association of more than 2,100 grantmaking organizations and corporations. The Council on Foundations works to create an environment where the philanthropy movement can grow and thrive.

The Central Valley Community Foundation is a member of the League of California Community Foundations, a partnership of community foundations across the state of California.

Guidestar Report: 77-0478025

Contact Us

Address: 5260 North Palm Avenue, Suite 122
Fresno, CA 93704

Phone: 559-226-5600
Fax: 559-230-2078

Email: info@centralvalleycf.org

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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