Living in Discovery Bay is a little like living on a secluded island.

While some find the small-town atmosphere desirable, and many enjoy the ‘live where you play’ lifestyle, the unincorporated community doesn’t always offer all the amenities found in a larger town. Local resident Jim Mattison decided to address these gaps when he founded the Discovery Bay Community Foundation (DBCF) in 2014.

“Since Discovery Bay isn’t a city, we are kind of on our own out here,” said Mattison. “Everything that gets done is done by individuals. We started the foundation to fulfill the needs of the community that are not being fulfilled by the county. We are a tax-exempt, public charity that raises funds and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Discovery Bay.” 

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