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2023 Spring Newsletter

A letter to our growing community

Building a transformative community - Together!

To our new fund holders, nonprofit partners and donors, I extend a warm welcome and express my heartfelt gratitude for your commitment to our region. It’s heartwarming to see our foundation community growing and granting! Through our collective efforts and dedication, 3VCF is able to explore the art of the possible. Impact is important – and I’m pleased to highlight our successes as well as share the opportunities ahead. 

Our Foundation is steadily moving into the next phase. Together, we have embraced the challenge of creating a community foundation by laying the groundwork, assessing community needs, and cultivating strong relationships that will ensure we remain viable. We now have an opportunity to take local philanthropy to the next level and inspire transformational change.

We cannot do it alone – in fact we shouldn’t work in isolation – because in order for a community foundation to live up to its name, it must truly represent and be an integral part of the region it serves. 

That’s why we invite all community members, who work or reside in our Three Valleys, to join a growing number of local corporations and individual donors, helping us solidify our commitment to our community. By giving today, you will ensure our budding foundation blossoms and our impact grows. 

Given the understanding that “people support what they help create,” you can help fortify our foundation, and in doing so, boost our overall sense of community and belonging. It will truly take all of us, working together, to make a difference – and to give, grant and grow!  

Thank you in advance for supporting our community in such a visible and supportive way. 

Warm Regards,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. 
CEO / President 
Three Valleys Community Foundation 

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Give, Grant & Grow Green

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Give, Grant & Grow Green Fund. Contributions from this fund will be distributed to nonprofits working to address local environmental education, issues and opportunities.
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Impact Diablo Valley fund

This fund harnesses the power of collective giving by bringing families together who are interested in learning about the needs in our community, local nonprofits, and how philanthropy can make a huge impact to those around us.

3VCF - Where the Need is Greatest

Help sustain our mission! Your unrestricted gift to 3VCF will provide a vital pool of resources to carry out our critical work and advance our mission. These funds will be directed to where they are needed most, making a lasting impact in our region.  
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Become a Corporate Sponsor - There's Still Time!

We have extended the timeframe to join our Power of Collaboration Corporate Challenge to launch our inaugural grantmaking – set for Fall 2023.
We identified critical needs in our region and how grantmaking can create a significant impact. Your contribution, at any level, will make a difference in creating and shaping our community! 

We invite community members and corporations to join us and rise to the challenge. To learn more, contact Kelly Bowers at

Many thanks to those generous individuals and corporations who have already contributed! A special acknowledgement goes to Amazon, as our lead corporate donor and John Muir Health, our anchor healthcare founding partner.

Thank you corporate challenge Donors!

Spring nonprofit spotlight

In March, 3VCF staff, board, and advisors visited Valley Humane Society to tour the new Phil Scholz Veterinary Surgery Center in Pleasanton. 

We invite our local nonprofits to join our growing directory! 

3VCF visited Valley Humane Society, a local Pleasanton nonprofit.

What's new at 3vcf?

Book launch supports stories from pleasanton's past: powering the future fund

The book, Cruising Down Memory Lane: Stories of Pleasanton in the 50’s, officially launched. Proceeds from book sales, will directly benefit Amador Valley High School’s AV/journalism program.

Danville Area Chamber Youth Mental Health Outreach initiative at work in the community

Three Valleys Community Foundation (3VCF) and the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce recently partnered to offer a workshop on the fentanyl crisis in San Ramon Valley.

Announcements & Events

2023 Community Impact Grant Applications

We are pleased to announce that our first annual community action and impact grants will be presented to our nonprofit community at the 3VCF State of Giving Gathering on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Grant applications will be available on our website in mid-late July. To be automatically notified of the grant application opening and process – sign up for our nonprofit directory!  

Thank you to our event sponsor: