Completed Projects

The Rio Vista Foundation supplied Riverview Middle School with $341.36 with playground equipment.

Front row: Riverview middle school students Back row: Board member Nancy Guggemos, Matt Hoefs, Principal Marci Rossi, Treasurer Cathy Lindstrom, Vice Chair Trudy Engstrom


Trudy Engstrom, Mark Stokes, Benny Mandujano Rojas, Pablo A Navarro Cazares, Denise McFarlane, Eileen Foster

Many thanks to Trudy Engstrom and Donna Nunes for all their hard work supporting the RVF scholarship program. Benny Mandujano Rojas and Pablo A Navarro Cazares each received a $2,000.00 scholarship toward their trade school higher education.



Rio Vista Foundation Presents A Soup Tasting

The Rio Vista Foundation held its first, very successful soup tasting on February 3rd at the Senior Center. Guests were served over 6 different tastings of soup and then all guests had the option of choosing a bowl of their favorite. Salad, dinner rolls, crackers and dessert were also served. All guests were given a decorative jar full of candy for them to take home. We couldn’t have done any this without everyone that volunteered their time being servers and to the food preparers. A special thanks goes to our sponsor, Schafer Real Estate, Inc. We must also send out a special thank you to Lucy’s Cafe, Lira’s Supermarket and Pizza A GoGo. Watch for a repeat performance of this event next winter and thanks to everyone that attended. Funds raised will be going towards trade school scholarships for qualifying applicants.


Rio Vista Foundation Hosts First Annual Tea Party

The Rio Vista Foundation — sponsored by Ralene Nelson of Re-Max Grupe Gold and Robin Sibert of Robin’s Nest — hosted their first annual tea party on May 13 at the Senior Center.

The teas actually came from Fortnum and Mason on the UK. A selection of classic tea sandwiches were first on the menu. A variety of sweets and British tea biscuits plus fruit were next on the menu. The final serving included scones served with fresh Devonshire cream and strawberry jam. Trudy Engstrom gets kudos for preparing all of these delights. A raffle followed. The big surprise was that all of the guests were told they could keep their teacup and saucer.

Pictured are the members of the Rio Vista Foundation Board. Jeff Shewmaker, Tami Mitchell, Evelyn Wilson, Mark Stokes, Cathy Lindstrom, Gene Resler, Trudy Engstrom and Donna Nunes.

Volunteers for this event were Grace Ambrust, Pam Caronongan, Ellen Mathewson, not pictured Brock Engstrom, Chase Engstrom and Walt Stanish.

Proceeds will be dedicated to scholarships for local high school graduates.


With the help of a Veolia Grant, the Rio Vista Foundation was able to donate $2,391 to Rio Vista High School to complete their project to install interactive televisions in each classroom.

Pictured are Principal, Vicky Turk; Donna Nunes, Secretary; Mark Stokes, Chair; Evelyn Wilson; Trudy Engstrom; Cathy Lindstrom Treasurer; Katie Carvalho.

Remember that Rio Vista Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.


Rio Vista Foundation Gifts the Sharks Swim Team

With the help of a grant from the City of Rio Vista, the Rio Vista Foundation was able to gift the Sharks a check in the amount of $1,350. These funds will help the Sharks complete their new timing system.

Pictured from left to right are Teresa Lyon, Sharks President, Mark Stokes, RVF President, Donna Nunes, RVF Secretary, Tami Mitchell, Trudy Engstrom, Evelyn Wilson, and Cathy Lindstrom, Treasurer.

The Rio Vista Foundation is a non-profit 591(c)3. All donations are tax deductible.


The Rio Vista Foundation would like to Thank You very much for your generous donation to our Holiday Auction. With your generosity, our Foundation  will help our community in so many ways. We could not have made our goals without your support. Your donation provides you with a potential tax deduction.The Rio Vista Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. For your records, our EIN# is 237169255.

Again, Everyone at the Rio Vista Foundation Thanks you for your donation. It is truly appreciated.

Pictured are Top L to R Donna Nunes, Trudy Engstrom, Mark Stokes
Botton L to R Jeanne Dettenhaim and Patty Pomper

Thank you to…

Nunes family
Shewmaker family
Emma-Jean family
Ben’s friends the vine
Jim & Sue McCracken
Tami Mitchell
Pets 4 All
Walt Stanish (Vice Mayor & City council member)
Taqueria Mexico restaurant 
Mary K.C.
Joseph(Puggy) Freitas
Manhood family
RV Fire department station #55
Susan Prince
Amy Schmidt

Have a wonderful New Year 2023