Welcome to the
Rosemont Community Foundation
We are pleased you are interested in our Rosemont community and our Foundation. The Rosemont area has a rich history, going back hundreds of years, as we are in an area that figured prominently in native American cultures, in the Gold Rush, in the development of area agriculture, in the growth of the Sacramento Region, and more recently as a unique community of homes and businesses between the City of Sacramento and the City of Rancho Cordova.
We are proud of our community and we want to make it even more appealing and viable. We welcome your interest and ideas in that effort!
To support your Rosemont community with a donation of any amount simply click at the top of this page and select the option to make a donation. You can set it up to make a one-time contribution, or to make a regular contribution each month to support your community. Or, you can make your check payable to the Rosemont Community Foundation and mail it to RCF at Post Office Box 277194, Sacramento, CA 95827.
Your donation to RCF qualifies for a tax deduction.
Thank you for your help in making Rosemont a more desirable community and protecting you investment here.
About the Rosemont Community Foundation
The RCF supports programs and projects in the Rosemont community that enhance the area’s safety, attractiveness, livability, commerce, and public services. We work with the Rosemont Community Association to create a desired community for both residents and businesses. RCF is not a member organization like RCA, but all those interested in its work are welcome to become involved. Meetings of its board are open meetings.
Because it is a 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to RCF may be tax deductible, thus providing an attractive way for people and businesses to support this community.
The RCF Vision
Rosemont is a highly desirable place to live, raise families and do business, with a wide range of engaged residents and businesses, a stable and growing economic base, excellent schools, and stimulating programs and resources that expand peoples’ talents, potentials and horizons.
We want people to seek out the chance to live and work in Rosemont because it is a very appealing community.
Relationship to the RCA
RCF was created by the Rosemont Community Association in 2009 to assist it in its work to enhance the Rosemont community by providing the means for more financial support and greater involvement of residents and businesses. The RCA board approves the members of the RCF board and provides guidance on the work program of the Foundation so that both organizations work toward common goals.
The Board of the RCF is currently comprised of the following persons:
President- Dee Gavaldon, Program Manager, Crossroads Diversified
Treasurer- Terry Dugan, Retired Association Executive
Secretary - Chris Gosney, Student Activities Director, Rosemont High School
Josh Leachman, Project Manager, Stonebridge Properties, LLC
Linda Zanze, Administrative Staff, Rosemont High School
RCF collaborates closely with the Rosemont Community Association, sometimes supporting RCA activities and sometimes taking the lead in starting programs and projects. RCF actively seeks funds by donation and grants that will support Rosemont community improvements.
Among the programs RCF is supporting are:
We also help RCA launch a new Park Watch program in conjunction with the Cordova Recreation and Parks District. This involves the placement of special signs in our parks with phone numbers to call in case of emergency or just to report a problem. And it involves working with nearby neighbors so they are prepared and alert to watch for problems.
Programs that Rosemont Community Foundation is initiating include:
As these projects take root and achieve success we anticipate launching more programs that promote and enhance Rosemont as a great community that takes care of itself. We invite businesses and individuals to help move us toward these goals.
We invite anyone interested in helping make Rosemont more appealing to consider supporting our programs. We welcome both donations of money, time and talent. If you would like to learn more or explore the idea of supporting Rosemont just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to chat with you.
In the meantime we want to acknowledge and thank State Farm Insurance for their very generous and continuing support over the years, as described below.
State Farm Supports Rosemont with Two More Grants
In January 2014, State Farm Insurance continued it great relationship with the Rosemont community by providing two important grants, one to support a safe teen driving program and the other to provide financial literacy training. Each grant is for $15,000.
For the driving program RCF and RCA will be working with the Safety Center, Inc., the California Highway Patrol, and with our local schools to offer to teens AND their parents a solid training in safe and proper driving, practical experience, and how to avoid problem situations in and around vehicles. We plan to engage parents so that they can provide the effective modeling and reinforcement for students to grow into safe drivers.
For the financial literacy program RCF and RCA will be working with local financial institutions to offer to students and adults a practical orientation to wise money management practices ranging from how to save and manage money to the basics of investing and safeguarding assets, to avoiding risky situations and offers, to sound business financial practices.
We plan to begin offering sessions in both programs in the second half of 2014. Watch for more information as it develops.
Rosemont Community Foundation Wins Grant
RCF has received several grants from State Farm Insurance to support a new program, Revitalizing Rosemont. This is a joint effort of the RCF and RCA, and is intended to develop and deliver various services that will enhance the economic, safety and living conditions in the Rosemont community.
Program activities will expand on efforts already underway in Rosemont by RCF and RCA, and include informing and engaging residents and businesses in the community about actions they can take to improve their safety and property values; supporting local businesses and the community business climate; and developing area signage and materials to clearly identify and build a heightened sense of community in Rosemont.
The Rosemont Revitalized program will involve a strong safety enhancement element and expanded on-line resources. Motivation for Rosemont Revitalized is the fact that historic levels of service from Sacramento County are not available due to budget reductions.
This program will help minimize the negative effects of those reductions, and strengthen the many positive attributes of Rosemont.
RCF President Gary Vorce expressed great appreciation to State Farm Insurance for its generous support and recognition of the value of strong, safe communities.
Vorce said, “Clearly, State Farm sees the benefit to the community and itself in helping keep property values up and crime down – key elements of a great neighborhood like Rosemont.”
RCF is looking for other businesses and individuals who share this vision of a better Rosemont and who would consider joining in support of the Rosemont Revitalized program.
Publicity of Revitalizing Rosemont initiated Projects, Events and Information (Made possible in part by grants from State Farm)