• 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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1. What is a "Community Foundation?"

Community foundations, such as ours, exist to make it easy for people, like you, to be charitable and meet the community's changing needs for "quality of life" projects over time.

The idea of a community foundation is to develop an organization, governed by civic leaders, that disperses funds for charitable individuals and distributes grants to good causes in their names. Community foundations enjoy economies of scale and can be a focal point for charitable giving in a community.

Today, more than 550 community foundations serve thousands of donors in all 50 states. The Clovis Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on raising funds and community awareness to support culture, arts and recreational opportunities in Clovis.

2. Why should I give?

The CCF is a vehicle for individuals, families, businesses and other organizations can make tax-deductible gifts to benefit Clovis today and in the future. There are many reasons why you should consider giving to the CCF.

First, as a public charity, the CCF offers maximum tax benefits.

Second, your donations will ensure that Clovis will have an endowment to support those "quality of life" projects that will make our community a desirable place to live and raise our families.

Third, the CCF offers you a unique and flexible way to support your favorite community philanthropic efforts-with a tax-deductible donation!

Fourth, since the CCF is an all-volunteer effort, you can be assured that expenses will be minimized-and that means that your donation will generate maximum returns to our community.

Finally, the CCF Board is comprised of experienced business, educational, governmental and community leaders who are committed to act as the legal stewards of your donations to insure they are used as you intend-to make Clovis an even better community.

3. Are my donations tax-deductible?

Yes. The Clovis Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization as classified by the Internal Revenue Service.

4. Is there a minimum or maximum contribution?

No. Any donation or bequest is welcome. We do, however, have some specific donation levels that we will recognize with a special certificate of appreciation suitable for framing:

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 Boys and Girls Club, Center Stage, The Clovis Botanical Gardens, The Children's Museum of Central California, The Clovis Performing Arts Center, the Clovis Trail System and the Valley Nature Education Center.)

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

5. Can donations/bequests be for specific projects or to a general fund?

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 to enrich the quality of life in Clovis. The funds could be used for a wide variety of community projects such as the Boys and Girl's Clubs, Boy and Girl Scouts, youth symphony and dance programs, community theaters, historic preservations, senior activities, parks and numerous other cultural, recreational and educational activities.

To apply for these funds, applicants 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. Please contact us if you are interested in applying for these funds.

Alternatively, the CCF can accept designated donations or bequests for specific approved projects (to see a list of currently approved projects at www.cloviscommunityfoundation.org/projects.htm).

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).

6. What kind of assets can I contribute?

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 farm land), interests in limited partnerships, life insurance, and variations and combinations of these.

7. How can I leave a legacy in Clovis and continue my charity after my death?

After providing for your family, you can leave a legacy to the Clovis community by making a bequest to the CCF by will. This will ensure that your good works and charitable giving continues after you're gone. Please ask your lawyer or accountant how to set up such a bequest. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us.

8. How much of my donation will go directly to support projects?

The CCF is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. As a result, we have virtually no overhead and you can be assured that your donations go directly to support culture, arts and recreational projects in Clovis (e.g., we will incur some administrative costs for copying, postage, phone/fax, etc.). Our financial statements will be available upon request during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) by contacting us by phone at 298-9261, by fax at 323-0892 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will also make annual financial reports to all donors and grant recipients.

9. Who do I contact for more information?

Please feel free to call us at 559-298-2861 or fax us at 559-323-0892. You can also mail us at P.O. Box 1531, Clovis, CA, 93613-1531 or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you join the CCF, we will be happy to send you periodic reports. Simply complete the application form under "Becoming a Member."

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