Ways to Engage
For those who believe in the promise and potential of our Three Valleys region, we invite you to become a Founding Champion of Three Valleys Community Foundation (3VCF). Our Founding Champion options begin at $500 and are designed to support the core operations and infrastructure needed to help 3VCF serve our community. This unrestricted gift will enable 3VCF to grow the region’s philanthropic base, assist local nonprofits and address key challenges and opportunities. Join us as a Founder! Consider company matching as well – view our matching tool below.
Donor Advised Fund
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are a great way for individuals and families to actively engage in philanthropy and to support nonprofits in our community. Thanks to the flexibility and simplicity of DAFS, donors may easily establish funds to directly control giving to local nonprofits according to their values and interests. Fund holders receive an immediate tax credit by opening a DAF. Gift assets can be expended immediately, or over time and donors have access to several of 3VCF’s professionally managed investment options. A DAF at Three Valleys Community Foundation may be opened at $10,000.
Field of Interest Fund
Three Valley’s first Field of Interest Fund is the annual Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund. Field of Interest Funds allow individuals, families or corporations to address particular needs in our community – or one that you may care deeply about. Donors set the criteria for Field of Interest Funds and 3VCF provides the philanthropic guidance and executes the grantmaking. Both endowed (invested) and expendable (non-invested) fund options are available, beginning at $25,000. Endowed funds have access to several of 3VCF’s professionally managed investments.
Agency FundsAs a service to local nonprofits in the Three Valley region, Agency Funds are a cost-effective and easy way to invest in the future. IRS recognized 501c3 nonprofits may create a fund to invest their reserves or to establish and build an endowment. Doing so provides access to 3VCF’s professionally management investment options, allowing for economies of scales, low fees and diverse portfolio options. Typically, these types of endowment and investment options are not accessible to smaller nonprofits. In addition, by opening an agency fund with 3VCF, nonprofits have lower cost access to 3VCF’s legacy, planned and complex gift services. Both expendable and endowment agency fund types are available, beginning at $10,000.
Legacy and Complex Gifts
3VCF is able to support a broad range of legacy and complex gifts to benefit our local nonprofits. Legacy gifts are commitments by an individual, family or institution to make a future or life estate gift, either with a specific interest or nonprofit in mind or as a 3VCF fund with a grantmaking option. In addition, through our partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 3VCF is also able to manage gifts of real estate, crypto-currency and other complex gifts.
Mail a check
We welcome checks made out to Three Valleys Community Foundation. Please mail your donation to this address:
Three Valleys Community Foundation
5960 Inglewood Drive, Suite 201
Pleasanton, CA 94588-8611
Three Valleys Community Foundation is also able to accept gifts of marketable securities such as publicly traded stock, mutual funds, etc. as well as gifts via wire transfer. For assistance, or to open a donor advised fund, field of interest or agency fund, please contact Steve McCoy-Thompson, Interim Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Valleys Community Foundation (3VCF) is an IRS recognized non-profit organization. Donations and gifts are fully deductible to the extent of the law. Federal Tax ID # 87-1782380. In addition, 3VCF is a member of the Council of Foundations and when eligible, will be applying for National Standards and Accreditation, which represents a community foundation’s commitment to accountability, meeting applicable federal and state requirements and excellence to communities, policymakers and the public.