The Foundation  

Detwiler Fire Relief  

Thank you to all donors to the Detwiler Fire Relief Fund. Members of the Board of Directors extend their heart-felt concern for those harmed by the fire, and look forward to distributing funds specified for Detwiler Fire Relief in a fair and equitable manner to those victims. The Board will provide more complete information after evaluation of unmet needs enables parameters and guidelines to be set. We will collaborate with other relief efforts. Watch this page as the relief effort develops.

Donations for the Detwiler Fire are dedicated to the relief effort for those harmed by this fire as required by IRS regulations. 

We accept donations by mail. Please make checks payable to the Mariposa Community Foundation. Note Detwiler Fire in “item” or “memo" section of your check. Mail to: Mariposa Community Foundation at PO Box 5008-229, Mariposa CA 95338 

Please email all inquiries to: detwilerfire@earthlink.net

With over 81,000 acres burned, we recognize the significant impact to not only 63 homes and 67 other structures, but also acres of rangeland. With a number of operating ranches, farms, and home based businesses destroyed, the losses represent both personal and business losses. Recovery will take many months. 

We appreciate all donations. See note below.**

Again, thank you.

The 2017 Community Enrichment Grants Cycle is open. Instructions for applying are found by clicking on the asterisks here. ***  Due October 6, 2017. 

These grants are intended to support small nonprofit organizations. Consideration is given to projects that enhance and enrich the community. Recent grants are listed here and in the “Programs” section of this website.

2016 Community Enrichment Grants 

Four local organizations received grants to enhance their efforts: KRYZ - Mariposa Community Radio; Mariposa Academic Boosters Club; Mariposa Museum and History Center; and Sierra Foothill Conservancy. Click here to learn more.


Kevin Cann, Foundation MC with Lauren Hubert as she answers questions from the audience about Sierra Foothill Conservancy hikes and classes on December 7, 2016.

Read about the 2015 Awards here. ***

We appreciate and thank our donors who enable the foundation to award grants to local non profit organizations. Yosemite Bank is counted among them.

Matt & Dane 7-12-2016#2

On December 7, 2016 Yosemite Bank Vice President, Matt Foraker, presented a donation from the bank to Dane Carlson, Board Member of the Mariposa Community Foundation. This donation is directed to the Community Enrichment Grant Fund. Yosemite Bank and the Foundation encourage donors to match funds that, in turn, are offered to local non profit organizations durning the annual grant cycle. Thank you Yosemite Bank.

You, too, can donate. Check out our donate page for more.

More About Us… click here. ***

Questions? Call Marilyn Saunders @ 209-742-5134

Thank You, Yosemite Bank

Yosemite Bank has continued its strong support of the Mariposa Community Foundation (MCF) with its contribution of a prime piece of real estate in Mariposa’s industrial park. The Board of Directors greatly appreciates this donation that supports sustainability for the Foundation. 


Transfer of the deed at the site; pictured are: Caroline Fruth, MCF Treasurer and Matt Foraker, VP, Yosemite Bank

The Mariposa Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. We encourage local philanthropy and support local nonprofit organizations. **We do not solicit donations from non-California residents.

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The Mariposa Community Foundation is an IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) Public Charity