• Testimonials

    The Clovis Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the community of Clovis. Many organizations, from the Clovis Botanical Garden to the Clovis Boys and Girls Club have benefited from the generous support the Foundation has given to them. Please join the Clovis City Council and countless others in supporting the efforts of this innovative community organization.”

    -The Honorable Nathan Magsig, Mayor of Clovis

  • Clovis Library and Learning Complex

    As you may have read recently, the City will be building a new library on the NE Corner of Third Street and Clovis Avenue.

    We are exploring whether a new library could be part of an entire complex that could bring people (and tax dollars) to Clovis. In short, have the new library be part of a “learning/kids campus" comprised of:

  • Clovis Community Theatre

    CenterStage (Clovis Community Theatre) is dedicated to bringing fine live theatre to our valley community.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Clovis

    We are working to build a Boys & Girls Club in Clovis. We want to create a healthy and wholesome place for girls and boys in our community. The Boys & Girls Club of Clovis will provide guidance for youth to help them discover their needs, pursue their interests, broaden their viewpoints, dissolve their prejudices, resolve their conflicts, set their goals, understand themselves and have fun!

  • Links

    Clovis Community Foundation is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations that help us serve our community.

    The City of Clovis
    The City of Clovis has provided us with much needed support. They have provided us with server space to host our web site on. They also provide us with technical guidance and assistance in our events and our grant programs.

    The Clovis Botanical Garden
    Located on the northeast corner of Clovis and Alluvial Avenues in Clovis, The Clovis Botanical Garden is dedicated to the culture and demonstration of flora suited to our Mediterranean climate in the San Joaquin Valley. They invite you to enjoy beautiful California natives, Australian and other flora with Mediterranean origins from around the world in a relaxing environment.

    The Clovis Boys and Girls Club
    The Boys & Girls Club of Clovis will be a positive place that offers all kinds of educational, recreational and social activities. Caring, trained youth development staff provide guidance in helping boys and girls broaden their viewpoints, dissolve their prejudices, resolve their conflicts, set their goals, understand themselves and have fun!

    The Coalition for Community Trails
    Coalition for Community Trails (now merged with Tree Fresno) is working with the Cities of Fresno and Clovis, Fresno County, the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District(FMFCD) and the Fresno Irrigation District (FID) to develop a multi-purpose Parkway Plan (click here for map) for the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area (the model is the Clovis Old Town Trail). The plan consists of the approved bikeways in the cities of Clovis and Fresno and Fresno County, as well as possible FID irrigation canals that could accommodate trails. The CCT is coordinating this effort with the FMFCD to encourage the development of parks at recharge basins (like Oso D'Oro Park at Forkner and Barstow in Fresno) adjacent to these trails. The goal is to connect FMFCD recreational sites with a network of over 200 miles of urban trails in the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area.

    Leave a Legacy - San Joaquin Valley
    "Leave a Legacy" is an effort to encourage people from all walks of life to make gifts from their estates to the nonprofit organizations of their choice, such as The Clovis Community Foundation. The program encourages prospective donors to work with estate planning professionals, such as attorneys and accountants, with whom they already have a relationship, to establish a charitable bequest or other planned gift. The program's goal is to help people become aware of the many ways they can support causes and organizations that enrich our lives and community.

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The Clovis Community Foundation is built on an essentially American ideal--citizen involvement. Our founding fathers based our nation on the premise of citizen involvement. They knew, as we do, that a community is what we make it.

In Clovis, we take great pride in "the Clovis Way of Life"--on building a safe, prosperous and family-oriented community. We know, however, that to maintain and enhance the Clovis Way of Life, we need citizen involvement--people like you. So we invite you to get involved, give something back, reinvest--and help make Clovis an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

All you have to do is complete the application form, send it to us and get "plugged in" to what is happening in Clovis!

Making a Donation

Any donation or bequest is welcome.

Almost any asset can be used to as a donation or bequest. The CCF can accept donations or bequests of:

  • cash,
  • securities traded on major exchanges,
  • mutual fund shares,
  • closely held stock,
  • real estate (including farmland),
  • interests in limited partnerships,
  • life insurance and
  • variations and combinations of these.

The CCF can accept unrestricted donations or bequests given to the Clovis Community Chest. Donations or bequests to the Clovis Community Chest will be dispersed at the discretion of the CCF Board. Our goal is to build the Clovis Community Chest into a $10 million endowment to support culture, arts and recreational opportunities in Clovis. Organizations and individuals who want to apply for these funds must complete a formal application or "request for proposals" by May 1 of each year (the CCF "Request for Proposals" will be announced by March 1). The CCF Board will make a decision on which projects should be funded, and the extent of that funding, by June 1.

Alternatively, the CCF can accept designated donations or bequests for specific projects or organizations supported by the Foundation (see the list of projects and organizations).

Whether your donation or bequest is unrestricted or designated, we will make our financial statements public on an annual basis (you will also have access to the CCF's current financial statements upon request, during normal business hours).

Special recognition (on our website and special certificate suitable for framing) will be given to those donors who meet the following levels of giving:

Partner Level Annual Donation Level
Trail Boss $5,000
Wagon Masters $1,000
Cowboys & Cowgirls $500
Ranch Hands $100

Donations should be sent to:

The Clovis Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1531
Clovis, CA 93613-1531

Please be sure to state whether your donation is for The Clovis Community Chest or for a specific project (i.e., the Clovis Botanical Gardens, the Children's Museum of Central California, The Clovis Old Town Trail System, Clovis Performing Arts Center or the Valley Nature and Wildlife Center.

We will then send you official verification for tax-reporting purposes. It's that simple!

Tax Tips

Since 1917, Congress has granted favorable tax treatment to individuals who choose to make charitable contributions to the charities of their choice-whether through current gifts, deferred gifts or bequests. Through the effective use of the charitable deduction, the government shares in the amount of the ultimate gift by reducing the amount of taxes you would otherwise pay.

It is generally a tax-wise idea to "give while you live." The reason is the income tax deduction you receive-both federal and state. Charitable gifts made during your lifetime provide an income tax deduction not available through a bequest gift. Because the outright current gift is no longer includable in your estate, these gifts ultimately avoid estate taxes as well.

In addition, giving assets is usually better than giving cash. This is especially true for long-term, highly appreciated assets because of the dual tax benefit of an income tax deduction based upon the fair market value of the gift plus the added benefit of avoiding the capital gains tax.

As you can see, the tax implications of making charitable donations can get quite complicated. Selecting the right assets to give, the appropriate timing and the right gifting vehicles that will maximize your charitable impact and the financial benefits for you and your family require expert advice. As a result, it is wise to seek the advice of a competent tax professional before making a charitable donation or bequest.

About Us

Clovis Community Foundation (CCF) exists to enrich the quality of life in Clovis by promoting effective philanthropy in the areas of culture, arts, and recreation.

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Contact Us

Mailing address

P.O. Box 1531
Clovis, CA 93613-1531

Or you can call us

Phone: 559-298-9261
Fax: 559-323-0892