May 13, 2010
Brooks, Calif. – The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation today announced the appointment of a new
director for the Yocha Dehe Community Fund, the Tribe’s philanthropic institution.
After an extensive search, Kristine Stanfill was selected to serve as director of the Community
Fund. Stanfill has been a part of the Yolo County community for more than 25 years. She was
most recently director of development for the Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation, and also
developed major gifts and center support for the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and
served the United Way California Capitol Region in several capacities, including as executive
director of the Woodland United Way. She brings more than 20 years of experience in community
service and foundation giving.
“Supporting our neighbors has always been part of the culture of our people,” said Tribal Council
Member Mia Durham. “We believe Kristine is the right person to lead the Community Fund in
expressing our core values of giving.”
The Yocha Dehe Community Fund is dedicated to creating a healthy community through
engaged philanthropy, deep community knowledge and awareness, and active leadership. Over
the past decade, the Fund has provided nearly $18 million in financial support to nonprofit
organizations and service providers in Sacramento and Yolo counties, and other organizations
supporting the Fund’s goals in education, community health, arts and culture, the environment,
community development, and social services.
The Yocha Dehe Community Fund was one of the first to be established by a Native American
tribe in California and the Tribe is a recognized leader in local California and Native Country