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El Dorado Community Foundation

Grants approved by the El Dorado Community Foundation board

At a recent meeting of the El Dorado Community Foundation board of directors, the agenda reflected six separate grant approval items. After the presentation to the board of those items and subsequent approval by the board to issue those grants, board president Paul Zappettini did a quick calculation and announced that, in this one quarter […]

It’s time to Give Where You Live

The El Dorado Community Foundation is rallying with local nonprofits in preparation of the second countywide give local campaign, Give Where You Live 2015. This year’s one-day of giving is scheduled for Thursday, April 23. The El Dorado County Office of Education is participating as a key partner, once again offering its expertise in the […]

Friends of Seniors opens 2015 grants process

The El Dorado Friends of Seniors is proud to announce the opening of its 2015 grants process. The Friends partnered with the El Dorado Community Foundation in 2013 and through the Friends of Seniors fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation, the group will be offering a total of $10,000 in support of programs and/or […]

Give where you live campaign in April

The El Dorado Community Foundation is rallying with local nonprofits in preparation of the second countywide give local campaign, Give Where You Live 2015. This year’s one-day of giving is scheduled for Thursday, April 23. The County Office of Education is participating as a key partner, once again offering its expertise in the design and […]

Scholarship fund to honor fallen Marine

The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument established the Veterans Monument Scholarship Fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation with the intent of assisting high school graduating seniors who are children of local El Dorado County veterans in their pursuit of higher education. Since 2010 they have awarded $23,000 in scholarship monies to […]

El Dorado Community Foundation receives national recognition

The El Dorado Community Foundation executive director, staff and board of directors are proud to announce their recent national recognition and five-year accreditation from the Council on Foundation’s National Standards Board. The Council on Foundations is comprised of approximately 1,600 independent operating, community, public and company-sponsored foundations and corporate giving programs in the United States […]

Overcrossing dedicated to fallen Marine

With the recent installation of the Sky Mote overcrossing sign at Fair Lane and eastbound Highway 50, a two-year project of the Placerville Friends of the Veterans Monument was at last realized. Staff Sgt. Mote was killed in Afghanistan in August 2012. Mote was awarded the most prestigious honors of the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, […]

El Dorado Community Foundation collaborates to help residents

The work of the El Dorado Community Foundation continually brings organizations into collaboration with myriad programs, projects and even challenges facing all of El Dorado County. The staff at the foundation is ever amazed at the breadth of generosity of its population and proudly connects donors who care with things that matter every single day. In […]

El Dorado Community Foundation announces grant opportunities

The hallmark of the El Dorado Community Foundation is effective, knowledgeable granting. In order to better facilitate that process for the residents of El Dorado Hills, the foundation created the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund specifically designed for that purpose and the El Dorado Hills Cabinet whose job it is to be the eyes and […]

Day of giving campaign a big success

After months of planning, coordinating and preparation, the El Dorado Community Foundation in partnership with the El Dorado County Office of Education, launched the first Give Where You Live event in El Dorado County. This one day event was staged to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Community Foundations throughout the nation and designed to […]

Fourth graders read about Okei-san

Barsotti Books and the Barsotti family are thrilled to partner with five local organizations for the third annual El Dorado Reads program. The focus book will again be Joan Barsotti’s book, “Okei-san: A Girl’s Journey, Japan to California, 1868-1871.” This is the cherished story written by local author Joan Barsotti based on the real-life journey […]

Grants available for senior organizations

The Friends of Seniors organization has, with a very dedicated core group of individuals, been working together this year as it continues to raise awareness of the needs of the senior population as well as raise funds to further its mission to support “wellness, dignity and independence of El Dorado County seniors and their caregivers.” […]

Community Foundation announces board

The El Dorado Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 officers of its board of directors as follows: board president, Paul Zappettini; vice president, Lois Patrick; secretary, Karen Carter; and treasurer, Chris Reeg. John Black is the immediate past president. President Paul Zappettini has served on the board since 2011 and was the vice […]

Fourth graders learn history firsthand

Those present held their breath as the two school buses, packed with eager fourth graders, lumbered up the gravel drive to the grassy parking area on the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm in Placerville as part of the Okei-san Experience and El Dorado Reads Program. “It’s really happening,” whispered Cathy Barsotti to Bill Roby […]

El Dorado students read ‘Okei-san: A Girl’s Journey”

Barsotti Books and the Barsotti family are thrilled to partner with five local organizations for the second annual El Dorado Reads program. The focus book will again be the updated version of Joan Barsotti’s book, “Okei-san: A Girl’s Journey, Japan to California, 1868-1871.” This is a story written by local author, Joan Barsotti based on […]

Community Foundation announces new funds

Anyone who has lived any length of time in El Dorado County knows the depths of the hearts of its residents. Those who are new to the community and who take the time to listen, will soon learn the simple fact that El Dorado County cares and is full of individuals and organizations who put […]

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