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Our donors rely on the due diligence offered by the Foundation to assure their dollars meet community needs or needs the donor has specified, such as the Detwiler Fire Relief Fund. 

Donations of cash or other assets are tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS and other requirements.

To discuss a donation, or if you have questions about our funds or how the new Tax Law might impact the tax deductibility of your donation, please leave a message for Marilyn Saunders, our Executive Director, at 209.742.1022 (Please note that local phone service is sporadic due to the Oak Fire, and this is a message number.)

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Match a gift of any size to the Community Enrichment Grant Fund established by Yosemite Bank. Your gift, combined with others, provides funds for small nonprofits through our Community Enrichment Grants. Grant cycles occur on a periodic basis as donated funds become available. Your contribution now helps us open a new cycle of grants!

Please contact Mariposa Community Foundation (MCF) at PO Box 5008 PMB 229, Mariposa CA 95338. California residents may mail a check and specify this fund with the initials “CEFG".


You can establish a specific fund. In addition, you can name this fund to recognize a special cause or organization, or name it for a loved one or even give it your own name. Such funds can be:

  • UNRESTRICTED FUNDS to meet ever-changing community needs in Mariposa County.

  • FIELD OF INTEREST funds connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities.

  • DONOR ADVISED funds to help sustain and grow local, Mariposa County organizations and offer either an anonymous or personalized approach to giving.

  • SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS investing in deserving Mariposa County students.

  • TRIBUTE GIFTS to honor community members and commemorate specific attributes of the community.


Please consider the Mariposa Community Foundation as you plan for your future and beyond.

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Considering Establishing a Private Foundation?

If you are thinking about setting up your own Private Foundation, please consider directing funds through the Mariposa Community Foundation instead. This will provide a high-impact alternative to a private foundation and will alleviate you of day-to-day fiscal responsibilities, in addition to IRS tax reporting, and certain California legal and tax reporting requirements.

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