About Us

Community Foundation of San Joaquin makes philanthropic giving as effective as possible. We are a public charity ready to serve people who share a common concern - improving the quality of life in San Joaquin County.

Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help our region meet the challenges of changing times. The foundation invests and administers these funds. We then use the distributions to award multiple grants each year to many of the humanitarian, educational and cultural organizations in this remarkable area we call home. 

What is a “community” foundation?

A community foundation is a tax exempt public charity that enables people like you to establish charitable funds. Your fund will be comingled with other funds and managed professionally. Its assets will grow over time. You and your family and colleagues are encouraged to continue giving to the fund to help it grow even more. Grants will be awarded from your fund to support local non profit organizations, in accordance with your interests.

Like all community foundations, we are overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals with expertise in knowing our community’s needs. We go beyond simply making grants that advance charitable activities: we also identify current and emerging issues, stimulate resources to address those needs and help our region prepare for the future. It is for these reasons that community foundations represent one of the fastest growing areas of philanthropy. When charitable minded people like you seek suitable ways to give, we can help you make a difference.

Why choose the Community Foundation?


We know our community. When you choose to invest in the future of our community, you want to work with someone who knows the territory. The broad cross-section of leaders who guide our work lends valuable insight that will help your charitable giving achieve maximum results.

We Help You Achieve Superior Tax Benefits


Since the IRS considers us a public charity, contributions are eligible for the highest available tax deductions. In most cases, these tax benefits outweigh using your assets to establish your own private foundation

We Make Set Up & Administration Easy


Establishing a fund can be done in less time than it takes to open a bank account. We take care of all the administrative and grant making activities, eliminating the need for you to set up a separate institution, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients. We save you precious time and money.

We Share Your Interests


We are here to help you become connected to the issues you care about most. Your charitable interests and priorities are important to us because committed, caring citizens are so important to our community’s well being.

We Care About the Future


By setting up a fund, you have the ideal opportunity to create a legacy for yourself and our area.

What Now?


Contact our foundation staff. You may know precisely which organizations you want to support or you may not. In either case, we can help you shape a grant making program that fits your needs and carries out your charitable intent forever. Let us show you just how easy, flexible and effective your charitable giving can be. And how you can make a difference by giving something back to the community that helped you get where you are today.

The Community Foundation of San Joaquin provides leadership, promotes a culture of giving, and cultivates resources that address the needs of our community.

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6735 Herndon Place Suite B

Stockton, CA 95219
Telephone 209.943.2375  |  Fax 209.593.2333