Our Work

Learn more about the community activities we support.

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209 Gives

209Gives is an opportunity for people to use their individual power and generosity to remain connected and support community needs. This is a global social movement that’s working every day to fuel more generosity in service to building a more just and equitable world. Through 209Gives they are bringing the focus to local nonprofits serving residents and the needs of our region. This is a unique and one-of-a-kind event, helping build the capacity of San Joaquin nonprofits through a 24-hour online fundraising event. Nonprofits participating in 209Gives can leverage a modern and secure online giving platform, professionally developed marketing materials, trainings, communication tools, and much more at no cost.

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Poet Laureate Program

In collaboration with San Joaquin County Cities the Foundation is proud to support the Poet Laureate Program through a 3 year funding process. Designed to inspire local residents to establish a life-long appreciation of literature, this is a way to remind the community about the importance of literature and poetry. Poets along with the city and other organizations host spoken word events, book clubs, poetry contests, public readings and much more in their communities.

Current Participating Cities

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St. Clair

Family Day at the Park

The Record’s Annual Family Day at the Park is a FREE one day event offered to the at Weber Point in Stockton. This is a full day of fun and educational activities for the entire community. Nearly 100 businesses and community organizations will provide interactive projects for children and families, including arts and crafts, games, storytelling and recreational activities. Entertainers include mascots, street performers, Sparkles the Clown and Ravioli the Magician. In addition, children’s authors and illustrators will preside in King Author’s Court throughout the day – reading stories, teaching, signing books and answering questions.

Great Valley Bookfest

Great Valley Bookfest

At the Great Valley Bookfest, you can mingle with you favorite authors, discover new ones, or pickup that book you have been dying to read. This one day event is FREE which includes author presentations, workshops, cooking demonstrations, a parade, and performances. The Bookfest is centrally located at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley (Bass Pro Center) in Manteca.

Rotary Tutoring Program

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