Applying For Grants or Scholarships

Competitive Grants

The ability to apply for competitive grants is announced to the local media and through this website. A simple application form is submitted by a specified deadline.

The Foundation’s Competitive Grants and Scholarships Committee reviews the applications and select the most worthy for competitive grants that year. A simple written agreement is executed between the recipient and the Foundation and funds must typically be spent within one year of receipt.

In general, the Foundation does not approve grant requests outside the normal grant review cycle.


Scholarship applications are submitted directly through the high schools. Please contact your respective high school to learn about the application process. In general, applications are submitted in the fall/winter and awarded each May.

Click here to view a list of scholarships currently administered by the Foundation.



The Grant Cycle for 2014 applications has now concluded.

Review and selection of grant recipients is now taking place.  The current grant process timing is as follows:  Letters will go out to all applicants in mid May.  Press releases announcing the successful applicants will occur in May in June with those dealing with the County Youth and STEM initiatives being announced, officially, first.  That will be followed by those successful applicants concentrating on our Calaveras County seniors.

The Foundation thanks everyone who took the time to apply for these yearly grant funds.  We also thank our loyal corporate partners and generous donors who enable CCF to continue to fund many worthwhile activities and non-profit groups in our county.