community Impact

We are proud to support a diverse body of philanthropic initiatives to improve the lives of thousands of local residents and neighbors. The Endowment's emphasis is focused on areas of greatest need in El Dorado Hills: mental health and wellness programs, education, youth development, and senior assistance. As the Endowment grows, the impact of the Endowment will further weave throughout the fabric of our society.

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FAQ's

  • What is an endowment?
    • An endowment is a financial asset, in the form of a donation to a non-profit

    • Funds are invested for an identified purpose

    • The principal amount is kept intact

    • Only a portion of the interest or earnings from the endowment can be spent annually. 

    • Endowments allow for donations to have a sustainable and long-lasting impact over a period of time rather than if the funds were spent all at once. 

  • Does the El Dorado Hills Endowment have a mission?

    • The El Dorado Hills Endowment works to increase awareness of the needs of El Dorado Hills and inspire generosity to strengthen the local community. The endowment provides annual funding to nonprofit organizations to enhance the community and offers El Dorado Hills residents a vehicle for charitable giving.  

  • What does the El Dorado Hills Endowment support?

    • Since its inception in 2013, the Endowment has supported a diverse body of philanthropic initiatives to improve the lives of thousands of area residents and neighbors. The Endowment's emphasis has touched many topics of need in El Dorado Hills including mental health and wellness programs, education, youth development, senior services, community enhancement, historic preservation, performing arts, and canine assistance programs.

  • How is the Endowment administered?

    • The Endowment is administered in two ways: 

      • The El Dorado Community Foundation, an accredited Community Foundation founded in 1992 devoted to financial security, transparency and accountability, manages the endowment funds and associated investment strategies. 

      • A Cabinet of local community members, chaired by a Foundation board member, oversees an annual granting cycle for tax-exempt organizations meeting section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and explores ways to connect people, ideas, needs, and resources for the betterment of El Dorado Hills and its residents.