Foundation Initiatives 2018

The Calaveras Community Foundation is very proud of its relationships with both its generous donors and worthy charitable grant recipients. Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has distributed over $2,200,000 in scholarships, grants and assistance to help Calaveras County students/residents pursue their dreams and to support a wide range of projects improving the quality of life throughout our County.

Building on this experience, the Foundation continues to focus its fund raising and financial support in the following very worthy areas.

Youth Initiative

Projects that provide our County youth with challenges to enhance their understanding and appreciation of science, technology, engineering and math are critical as technology evolves around us. Activities designed to prepare young adults for challenges they may experience in their ongoing education are paramount. Examples of proposals from the past include: Lego Robotics, science camps, youth mentoring program, gardens, electronics, art and musical endeavors. The possibilities are endless.

Seniors Initiative

Our County has a large senior community, many of whom are isolated and financially fragile. The Foundation has supported seniors for years, funding senior center improvements, food programs and transportation services. The Foundation wants to work with local and regional senior service organizations to expand these efforts, focusing on services such as nutrition, mobile dental services, socialization, and home repairs and so much more that will allow our seniors to remain in their homes and to age with health, safety and dignity.

Community Enrichment Initiative

What projects would enrich your community? As a repeat initiative from 2017, the Foundation considers the grants given clearly represent an example of the kind of efforts that reflect Community Enrichment. Examples are: Writer’s Conference, Rehab of the Three Senses Trail at Calaveras Big Trees, and collecting stories and memories from Calaveras County seniors that will be published. Options include, but are not limited to art, music and historically related subjects. Each community surely has a wish list of projects left undone due to lack of finances.