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Giving stories

Each year, people from all walks of life make generous donations to Fresno Regional Foundation. These gifts fund grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations working to address needs and seize opportunities in our communities. We invite you to read these true stories of impact and hope. In some cases, we’ve changed people’s names to protect their privacy. 

True stories of inspiring generosity

A medium for kindness

Thanks to the generosity of a Fresno Regional Foundation donor, a grant of $100,000 was made to ReadFresno, an organization whose vision is to have every child reading at or above grade level by the end third grade. Some of the staff and board members of the Fresno Regional Foundation are now volunteer readers.     Read more...

An advocate for leadership

A friend of Fresno Regional Foundation and the entire community, David Masumoto, is making a gift to open a field of interest fund designed to support community education and leadership training. Since opening the fund in September 2007, the fund has grown from other gifts.     Read more...

A community steward

In response to an article in the Fresno Bee about the McLane High School Triathlon Team, a Fresno resident and owner of a Fresno Regional Foundation donor advised fund requested we make a grant from her family fund for $3,000. This grant allowed the team to purchase new equipment and clothing, and to pay fees and travel expenses to compete in races in San Francisco.     Read more...

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