John and Karin Jelavich spearheaded the formulation of the River Valley Community Foundation in 2007.
This was an important achievement to the Jelavich's as it provided the community a means to donate and support local charitable causes and youth activities.
All funds raised are reinvested in the community. The Foundation has since changed its name to the Sutter Yuba Community Foundation.
Shortly after the foundation’s inception, the couple made a $100,000 grant to establish a perpetual scholarship endowment for worthy local high school graduates.
Each year, several graduates are recipients of the scholarship awards. read more on Scholarships