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Community Impact

Fresno Regional Foundation works to improve lives in our community by encouraging philanthropy. We provide unique opportunities for individual donors, families, businesses, and other foundations to invest in programs that address a wide spectrum of economic, social, educational, cultural and environmental needs.

Community impact stories

Promoting arts and culture

Mort Rosenstein and Dan DeSantis, Fresno Regional Foundation CEO, present $50,000 to Nancy Marquez, the longtime director of Arte Americas. The funds will support the expansion project for this iconic cultural center and art museum.     Read more...

Providing opportunities

Sisterhood of Survivors is one of several start-up community projects that have asked Fresno Regional Foundation to be their fiscal agent. The Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations on behalf of the Sisterhood of Survivors and performs the due-diligence and accounting services to insure that disbursements from the group's fund are used to advance its mission.     Read more...

Fighting hunger

In response to an immediate need at the Community Food Bank in November 2007, Dan DeSantis hands a $10,000 check to Dana Wilkie, executive director of the Community Food Bank. Dana had previously had to cancel orders for chickens to be delivered for the Thanksgiving meals, but this gift allowed her to call the vendors and ask them to proceed with shipping the orders. This $10,000 gift was made possible by the Foundation's Fund for the Common Good.     Read more...

Support for schools and students

The Sunnyside High School Photography Program was awarded $5,000 for new photo equipment and field trip expenses as a result of their grant application in 2007. This program inspires at-risk students to attend school every day and envision themselves going on to a higher education.     Read more...

Giving through the Foundation

Fresno Regional Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals, and we serve as a bridge connecting philanthropy to community-based organizations that provide programs and services throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

Learn more about giving through the foundation.

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