In 2001, a few civic minded residents of Yolo County first met to discuss the possibility of building a local community foundation. A visionary anonymous donor contributed the initial start-up funds of $100,000, enabling the group to proceed to the planning stage by holding open meetings in Woodland and Davis. These community meetings attracted additional participants, leading to the formation of a Board of Directors. At the end of 2002, 501(c)(3) status was granted by the IRS and the Yolo Community Foundation was registered as a public, nonprofit charitable organization.

The Yolo Community Foundation began its first public activities in the fall of 2003 with the announcement of approximately $10,000 donated by members of the board. The program awarded 28 grants to teachers in Woodland, Esparto, Davis, West Sacramento and Winters.

Today, we are a proud affiliate of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. We continue to thrive as our community thrives.  Please use the links to the left to learn more about the Yolo Community Foundation!