The Rio Vista Foundation is excited to announce our newest community project. We are excited with this challenge and look forward to your support and donations.

As you may be aware, the Rio Vista Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing community interests. Previous fundraising efforts have resulted in the construction of the community pool, working closely with the Rio Vista Sharks and providing scholarships to graduating High School seniors to assist them in attending trade schools or certificate programs, to name a few of our projects.

Now we are spearheading a project to refurbish and repair the High School softball field. The girls’ team recently made the playoffs. They have a star pitcher who is actively being recruited by college scouts. However, the field upon which they play is in terrible condition. The field is not graded properly and, as a result, the outfield is filled with potholes and weeds. The construction of the Ag building encroaches on the outfield as well, basically eliminating the right field line and foul territory. The irrigation valves leak, creating a soggy mess.

A committee has been formed to address these issues. Members are Council members Rick Dolk and Walt Stanish; Dan Mahoney with the School Board; Jennifer Stone, incoming President of the Lions Club of Rio Vista and the current Vice President of the River Delta Unified School District Board of Trustees; Mark Stokes, Chair of the Rio Vista Foundation; Eileen Foster, Board member of the Rio Vista Foundation and Patty Pomper, Secretary of the Rio Vista Foundation.

The Rio Vista Foundation, in conjunction with our Committee members and our local community, is going to raise the funds and will pay for the refurbishing of the softball field. Estimates are in the area of $150,000.00 in order to achieve all goals. Once the funds are raised, it is estimated that it will take 6-8 weeks to complete the refurbishment, conditions permitting.

We will be hosting a softball/baseball themed party in the near future. In the meantime, we would like to kickstart our fundraising with your charitable donation. Please make your checks out to the Rio Vista Foundation and note the funds are to be used for the Softball Field refurbishment. We will provide you with the necessary documentation for your tax-deductible donation.

Thanking you in advanced for all your support,

Mark Stokes
Chair of the Rio Vista Foundation

The Rio Vista Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.

For your records our EIN# is 237169255

     RVF has partnered with other local organizations to purchase  a van to transport high-schoolers, hydration stations for Rio Vista High School,  Smartboards for the River View Middle School and Chromebook computers for D.H. White Grammar School to mention just a few.

     RVF is also soliciting donations for a newly established Endowment Fund with the long term goal of maintaining donated moneys intact and grant only the fund’s earnings to local charitable causes.

     As a 501 (c) (3) organization, RVF provides potential tax deductions for donors who meet the IRS statutory requirements. Donors direct their gifts to causes such as community projects, medical assistance, youth projects, education, and scholarships.

Funds currently administered by RVF include:

  • First Step—Delta
  • Lucas Memorial Fund
  • Barkman Memorial Fund
  • Shiloh Church Restoration Fund
  • Perpetual Fund
  • Project Fund (includes Rio Vista Sharks)

Employer Identification Number:

(EIN) 237169255

Name of Organization:

Rio Vista Foundation

P.O. Box 880, Rio Vista, CA 94571


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