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Three Valleys Community Foundation is pleased to offer a number of ways to support overall philanthropy in our region.

Ways to Engage

Corporate Challenge – The Power of Collaboration

Thanks to a generous lead gift from Amazon, Three Valleys has launched the Power of Collaboration – a corporate challenge and grantmaking opportunity for our region. There are many areas –mental health, food and housing security, education, arts and general human services-  that can benefit from additional funds and donor investment.  Our goal is to raise $500,000 for grantmaking in 2023.  Learn more about the need and how you can help

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 $5,000.

Field of Interest 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. Funds can be permanent or seasonal.  Examples include the annual Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund, and two short term funds – the Dublin Fallen Officers Fund, and the We Are Pleasanton Fund. Both endowed (invested) and expendable (non-invested) fund options as well as moneymarket funds are available. 

Agency Funds

As a service to local nonprofits in the Three Valley region, Agency Funds provide 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 Kelly Bowers, CEO at kbowers@3vcf.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.