About Us

The Story of the Ten Talents Foundation

Generous families and kingdom-minded organizations in the Central California region have never had a local, Christian foundation to serve as their partner in ministry… until now.

The Ten Talents Foundation is a local, non-denominational Christian community foundation uniting individuals, families, businesses, churches & nonprofits to address needs in our region and world. 

Our Purpose

Inspire people in the Central California region to become greater stewards of their time, talents, and treasure.

Our Mission

Provide Christian families, individuals, and non-profits with a charitable platform to leverage their resources for greater impact.

Our Vision

Mobilize a movement of generosity regionally and around the world.

Our Values

Stewardship  | Trust  | Advocacy
Integrity  | Teamwork

Our Inspiration

“‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” Matthew 25:20-21

Our Work

Ten Talents exists to help generous people take their One Talent and multiply it into Ten Talents through a foundation of transformational giving. We do this in two main ways:

Giving Funds

We help businesses, individuals, and families set up a variety of funds to streamline and increase their generosity. One of these powerful funds is called a Giving Fund, also known as a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Through a Giving Fund (DAF), they can:

→  Give cash & non-cash assets
→  Save time and simplify giving
→  Unite gifts with others
→  Turn tax dollars into ministry dollars
→  Give through a personalized online portal


Ministry Partner Program

Our Ministry Partner Program equips qualified 501(c)3 ministries to fulfill their missions and remain healthy and effective through the responsible, creative, and strategic management of their resources. Through this program we:

→  Provide resources & training
→  Help ministries accept cash & non-cash gifts
→  Connect ministries with one another
→  Create & manage Ministry Funds


Our Team

Administrative Team

Brent Riffel

Brent Riffel

President, CEO

Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball

Chief Operating Officer

Sheryl Root

Sheryl Root

Community Relations & Outreach

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson

Community Engagement

Kaitlin Pokorny

Kaitlin Pokorny

Nonprofit Engagement

Joyce Eden

Joyce Eden

Community Relations

Board of Directors

Michael Holtermann, Board President, Agriculture CPA

Lanier Thomas, Estate Planning Attorney

Scott Lowe, Financial Adviser

Jeff Bradshaw, Financial Adviser

Don Eskes, Nonprofit & Business Strategist

Sylvia Plumb, Real Estate Loan Officer