About Us

Board of Directors

Marilyn Saunders, President

David Butler, Vice President

Ginnie Nash, Secretary

Caroline Fruth, Treasurer

Susan Brochini, Director

Kevin Cann, Director

Dane Carlson, Director

Our Granting Activities

The Foundation awarded over $3,000 in Community Enrichment Grants in 2015 and again in 2016. The 2017 Grant Cycle will open in late summer or early fall, 2017.

In 2011, $2,000 in small grants was awarded. In 2012 another $2000 was granted to four non profit agencies in Mariposa County. Read more about it at: Community Enrichment Grants

The foundation currently serves as fiscal sponsor for Mariposa Youth Impact Project (MyIP), Mariposa Clean Sweep, and Keeping Storytelling in Mariposa Schools.

There is an aggressive, long range, goal to raise $10 Million in order to provide a substantive continuing contribution to the Mariposa Community. The Foundation is working to build a substantial public charity to be of greater service to the community. To read more detail about the Board of Directors, click here.     

As a resource for community philanthropy the Foundation encourages and supports donors as well as local nonprofit entities.

A note about the Central Valley Community Foundation

In 2011 The Mariposa Community Foundation Board developed a Strategic Plan using a grant from the Fresno Regional Foundation (now named the Central Valley Community Foundation). The Board is grateful to the Fresno Regional Foundation for its recognition of our focus on the Mariposa communities.


The Mariposa Community Foundation board developed a new Strategic Plan in 2011 and currently is broadening its service to the community and awarded Community Enrichment Grants for the years 2015 and 2016.

In 2008 the foundation was privileged to serve as the fiduciary sponsor for the $50,000 Telegraph Fire Victims Relief Fund. 

Early in its history this foundation provided services for the Mariposa Promise Fund (a fund to support teachers and students in the Mariposa Public Schools). Later the Promise Fund came under the auspices of a larger, not-for-profit fund with the same beneficiaries. Subsequently, the board of directors established the Community Foothills Mediation Center. That center ceased operations in 2014.

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