Competitive Grants Given

Since the Foundation’s inception in 2000, CCF has distributed over $2,300,000 to worthy causes, through competitive grants, scholarships and assistance. Here are the grant recipients of the last twelve years.


Community Enrichment Initiative
Calaveras County Office of EducationSupplies for mural project to promote Youth Mentoring Program$3,576.35
Friends of Calaveras Animal ServiceSpay, neuter & rabies vaccinations$10,000.00
Foothill Collaborative for SustainabilityArnold Rim Trail maps & signage$5,600.00
Gold Rush Writers14th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference$1,770.00
Manzanita Writers Press“Voices of Wisdom” Anthology$3,800.00
Murphys Creek TheatreReplace Black Bart Playhouse’s sound system (Community Betterment Fund)$5,151.00
Senior Initiative
Calaveras Community Senior CenterBuilding exterior repairs (Funded by Federlein Family Fund)$6,000.00
Calaveras Humane SocietyPreventative/emergency care for senior’s pets (Funded by Federlein Family Fund)$10,000.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Meals on Wheels – home delivered meals$5,000.00
Copperopolis Community Food PantryDistribution of food$6,000.00
Central Calaveras Fire Protection DistrictSmoke alarm installation, reflective street markers and chimney cleaning for seniors$8,000.00
Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL)Home modifications, install ramps, medical equipment (Funded by Federlein Family Fund)$8,000.00
Good Samaritan Church Food PantryNutritious Food for seniors$6,000.00
Hospice of Amador & CalaverasRespite care for Calaveras Caregivers (Funded by Federlein Family Fund)$5,000.00
Mark Twain Medical Center FoundationMen’s health screenings (Partially funded by Federlein Family Fund)$7,200.00
Sierra HopeFood Pantry for seniors$2,400.00
St. Patrick’s Helping HandsAdding protein foods for senior’s food distribution$2,500.00
Youth Initiative
Calaveras Sings Theatre Arts Repertory (CSTAR)Purchase of microphones (Funded by Martha and Paul Moeller Fund)$5,000.00
Columbia College FoundationColumbia College “Promise Project” provides free tuition to local qualified high-school graduates$7,500.00
Rail Road Flat BallparkAdd play set for children and signage for parking area (The above two grants were made possible by funds from Jackson Rancheria Fund, Youth Fund and County Fund) $1,595.25
TOTAL 2019$110,092.60


Community Enrichment Initiative
Manzanita Writer’s Press“Voices – a Calaveras Anthology” (Partial funding by Jackson Rancheria Casino/Resort Hotel Community Fund)$3,500.00
Murphys Creek TheatreReplacement of Black Bart Playhouse’s aging lighting fixtures (Community Betterment Fund)$8,547.00
Murphy's School of MusicMusic instruction for children, adults and others to enrich their lives and the lives of others through music. (Martha and Paul Moeller Fund)$10,000
Senior Initiative
Good Samaritan Neighbor to Neighbor Food PantryContinued nutritional food supply for Valley Springs seniors (Partial funding Federlein Family Fund)$10,000.00
Copper Community Food PantryIncrease distribution of “senior specific” food items$7,500.00
Murphys Senior CenterProvide free Lunch every Tuesday for 25 seniors with the “Lunch and Learn” Program (Federlein Family Fund)$5,000.00
Sierra HOPEFood Pantry - Senior Access Project$5,000.00
Calaveras Humane SocietyPreventative and emergency veterinary care for senior’s pets (Federlein Family Fund) $10,000.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Home Delivered Meals (Federlein Family Fund) $5,000.00
DRAILHome modifications, wheelchair ramps, medical equipment (Partially funded by Federlein Family Fund)$8,000.00
Habitat for Humanity CalaverasCritical Home Repairs for Seniors (Partially funded by Federlein Family Fund)$10,000.00
Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and FamiliesFun Fridays for Seniors$4,000.00
Youth Initiative
Calaveras County Friends of the LibrarySTEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art and Math) kits and activities to help prepare children for 21st century jobs) (Partially funded by County Youth Donor Advised funds)$7,900.00
Calaveras Office
of Education
Fingerprinting for mentors - Calaveras
Mentoring Program
$ 420.00
Mind Matters Clinic of Murphys“Fast ForWord to Success” program to prepare young adults for life’s challenges$4,800.00
TOTAL 2018$99,667.00


Community Enrichment Initiative
Gold Rush Writer’s ConferenceSaturday Evening Speaker$2,000.00
Murphy’s Old Timer’s MuseumCatalogue the Collection$877.00
Arnold Lions Club Three Senses Trail Rehab at Calaveras Big Trees Park$9,838.00
Manzanita Writer’s Press“Voices of Wisdom” Publication$6,300.00
Senior Initiative
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Home Delivered Meals (Federlein Family Fund)$10,000.00
Good Samaritan Neighbor to Neighbor Food PantryIncreased Weekly Food Distribution (Federlein Family Fund)$6,650.00
Murphy’s Senior Center“Lunch and Learn” program (Federlein Family Fund)$3,968.00
Sierra Hope Pick up Senior Food Distribution (Federlein Family Fund)$3,000.00
Tri-Dam Lions Club Floor Repairs at Burson Community Hall (Federlein Family Fund)$5,495.00
Copperopolis Food PantryIncreased Food Distribution (Federlein Family Fund)$5,500.00
Holiday Surprise Grants to benefit ...Calaveras Senior Center, Calaveras Humane Society, Seventh Day Adventist Church, St. Patrick’s Helping Hands, Chapel of the Pines, Sierra Hope, First Baptist Church of Angels Camp, Moke Hill Community Church Food Pantry, Good Samaritan Church Food Pantry, Our Lady of the Sierra Helping Hands, Mountain Ranch Resource Center, Lake Tullock Church Community Food Pantry, Murphys Senior Center, Community United Methodist Church, Stone Corral Community Church (Federlein Family Fund)$30,000.00
STEM Initiative
Toyon Middle School“Dreaming of a Makerspace” (Partial funding by Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel Community Fund)$5,655.00
Garden’s to Grow In“STEM through Agriculture” $5,000.00
TOTAL 2017$94,283.00


Cultural Initiative
Calaveras Arts Council"The Pieces" Memorial Wall (Funded by: Disaster Relief Fund)$3,150.00
Independence Hall QuiltersMobile Sewing Classroom (Funded by: Lagniappe Fund)$3,000.00
Mokelumne Hill Friends of The Library“The Girl with a Camera” project$300.00
Shakespeare on the Vine at Brice StationSound Needs for production of “As You Like It”$2,000.00
Senior Initiative
Good Samaritan Community Covenant ChurchFood for Seniors in Valley Springs Area (Federlein Family Fund)$7,500.00
Murphys Senior Center“Lunch and Learn” program (Federlein Family Fund)$7,950.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc. Home Delivered Meals (Federlein Family Fund)$10,000.00
Mokelumne Hill Community ChurchFood for Seniors $4,200.00
STEM Initiative
TechRushBoot Camp Model to develop websites (Partial Funding by: STEM Initiative and Cultural Fund)$5,350.00
Calaveras High School Lego Robotics, Machine Mechanics & Math (Partially Funding by: Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel Fund and Calaveras Youth Fund)$6,225.00
Bret Harte Union HS DistrictExpanded Cybullfrogs Project$9,964.00
A-Team for Wildlife“Saving Endangered Species” school assembly presentations$4,500.00
TOTAL 2016$67,759.00


Cultural Initiative
Angels Camp Museum FoundationMuseum Field Trips$4,171.00
Friends of Rail Road Flat SchoolKids in Motion Dance Class (Partial Funding by: Cultural Initiative Fund)$2,730.00
Mokelumne Hill Community Historical TrustArt Camp & Musical Program$1,575.00
Murphys Creek TheatreCommunity Shakespearean Play (Partial Funding by: Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel Fund)$4,500.00
Valley Springs Youth Center“Race to Cultural Awareness” (Funded by: Calaveras County Employee Fund)$1,020
Senior Initiative
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Home Delivered Food (Federlein Family Fund)$10,000.00
Habitat for Humanity CalaverasCritical Home Repairs (Federlein Family Fund)$10,000.00
Tri-Dam Lions Community Services CorporationHVAC-Burson Community Center (Federlein Family Fund)$4,464.00
STEM Initiative
Bret Harte Union HS DistrictCybullfrogs/Lego Robotics (Partial Funding by: Stem Initiative Fund and Stanley M. “Sam” Houston Science Education Fund)$9,993.00
Civic DevelopersTablets & Mouse Programs for Foster & At-Risk Children$4,825.00
Friends of Rail Road Flat SchoolMad Science Workshop and Class$2,730.00
Girl Scouts of AmericaSTEM Sampler Day Camp$2,700.00
TOTAL 2015$57,743.00


County Youth Initiative
Arts Committee of NE Calaveras CountyArt Promotion for Youth (Funding by: Holleman Family Fund & Ratterman/Norfolk County Youth Fund)$1,300.00
Blue Mountain Coalition of Youth & FamiliesFacing the Bully (Funding by: Ratterman/Norfolk County Youth Fund)$2,264.00
Calaveras County Office of EducationYouth Mentoring Program (Partial Funding by: Ratterman/Norfolk County Youth Fund)$4,050.00
Mountain Ranch Youth AllianceBuilding Bridges Youth Garden $4,625.00
Studio 4 Dance TheatreSpring Show & The Nutcracker 2014 (Partial Funding by: Holleman Family Fund)$5,800.00
Senior Initiative
Calaveras County Senior Center, Inc. Holiday Grant - Federlein Family Fund$5,000.00
Central Calaveras FireSenior Residential Safety Inspection - Federlein Family Fund$7,000.00
Common Grounds Senior Services, Inc.Home Delivered Food - Federlein Family Fund$10,000.00
Copperopolis Community Food PantryHoliday Grant - Federlein Family Fund$7,500.00
Good Samaritan Food Pantry-Valley SpringsHoliday Grant - Federlein Family Fund$7,500.00
Habitat for HumanitySenior Home Repairs - Federlein Family Fund$6,000.00
Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Initiative
Christian Family Learning CenterRobotics$3,200.00
Gardens to Grow InElementary Enrichment Program$3,373.00
Toyon Middle SchoolRobotics Elective Program$6,000.00
TOTAL 2014$73,612.00


Senior Initiative
Calaveras County Senior Center, Inc“Blinding” the Senior Center w/Entertainment$5,525.00
Calaveras County Senior Center, IncFederlein Family Fund$5,000.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Home Delivered Meals – Food$5,000.00
Copperopolis Community Food PantryFederlein Family Fund$5,000.00
Good Samaritan Food Pantry - Valley SpringsFederlein Family Fund$5,000.00
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras CountyFederlein Family Fund$2,500.00
Mobile Senior Dental Hygiene ProgramSierra Health Foundation$15,000.00
Mother Lode Office of Catholic CharitiesHome Modifications$5,000.00
Murphys Senior CenterSenior Housing Improvement Project (SHIP)$2,500.00
Murphys Senior CenterFederlein Family Fund$2,500.00
Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Initiative
Calaveras High SchoolMarine Biology: Remotely Operated Vehicles$4,667.00
Friends of Rail Road Flat SchoolLego Robotics$6,098.00
Mountain Oaks SchoolElectronics & Soldering Workshop$1,150.00
Stewardship Through Education, LLC.Watershed Alive$ 650.00
Valley Spring YouthKaleidoscope Your World$6,766.00
TOTAL 2013$72,356.00


Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth & Families
KQBM 90.7 FM Community Radio Station$840.00
Boy Scout Troop 302
Boy Scout Summer Camp 2013$1,500.00
Calaveras County Arts Council
Performing Artists in the School $1,500.00
Calaveras County Office of Education Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program
Calaveras County Senior Center, Inc. Flooring and Fire Suppression system $5,000.00
Calaveras County Senior Center, Inc. Federlein Family Fund$5,000.00
Calaveras High Band Boosters
Marching Band Uniforms $2,170.00
Calaveras Yellow Dot Program Committee First Responders Alert Program
Cameras $500.00
Copperopolis Community Food Pantry
Food Pantry Support $3,600.00
Copperopolis Parks and Recreation
Copperopolis Community Garden $1,450.00
Friends of Rail Road Flat School
Enrichment Program Supplies$3,316.00
Good Samaritan Food Pantry
Weekly Food Distribution $5,000.00
Harmony Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding Assisted Activity $2,000.00
Hospice of Amador and Calaveras County
Federlein Family Fund$5,000.00
Lions Club of West Point
BMC Roofing Project$763.00
Mind Matters
Social Thinking Skills $3,500.00
Moke Hill Community Church
Moke Hill Food Pantry $5,000.00
Moke Hill Historical Community Trust California Living History Day$500.00
Murphys Senior CenterFederlein Family Fund $5,000.00
San Andreas Halloween Carnival
Halloween Party $300.00
Studio 4 Dance Studio The Nutcracker 2012
The Volunteer Center
Program Protection & Community Support$1,589.00
Valley Springs Area Business Association
Grant Writing Workshop w/ Harvey Chess$2,500.00
Valley Springs Youth
Hot and Cold - HVAC Units$4,774.00
TOTAL 2012$62,642.00


American Legion / Jacob HarrisEagle Scout Project - Path building Materials$1,500.00
Arnold Rim Trail AssocTrail Map project$1,500.00
Boy Scout Troop 302 - Valley SpringsSummer Camp 2012-10 scouts camp fee$2,700.00
Calaveras 4 Teen CenterCalaveras 4 Teen Center Development$4,000.00
Calaveras Community BandSummer Youth Band$2,500.00
Calaveras County Arts CouncilPerforming Artists in the Schools - Artist Fee$1,400.00
Calaveras County Senior CenterSurprise Grant Program$5,000.00
Calaveras County Senior CenterBuilding Re-roof$5,000.00
Copperopolis Community CenterBath & Brick repairs in Armory$800.00
Copperopolis Community Food PantryFood Pantry Support - Food & Supplies$2,450.00
Foothill Fire Protection DistrictOperation Jump-Start (2 AED Units)$2,500.00
Good Samaritan Food PantryFood for pantry$3,000.00
Hospice of Amador and Calaveras CountySurprise Grant Program$5,000.00
Mind Matters ClinicSocial Thinking Skills Class$2,500.00
Moke Hill Community ChurchFood Pantry$3,850.00
Mountain Oaks Health CentersCreating a Healthy Community (1 EKG)$2,500.00
Mountain Ranch Youth AllianceBuilding restoration$4,000.00
Murphys Senior CenterSurprise Grant Program$5,000.00
Murphys Senior CenterEquipment costs$1,050.00
Paloma Community GroupPaloma Community Garden (Equipment)$645.00
San Andreas Halloween CarnivalCommunity Halloween Carnival$300.00
Soroptimist International of Calaveras Co.Take Women to Heart (Blood Screen Test)$3,000.00
The Volunteer CenterSafety Net Transportation/Community support$3,252.00
TOTAL 2011$63,477.00


Angels Camp Museum FoundationPublic Outreach Program$1,500.00
Calaveras Arts CouncilPerforming Artists in the Schools$1,500.00
Calaveras Commnity BandMarching Through the Seasons$1,000.00
Calaveras County Historical SocietyBuild Loading Dock and Ramp$3,700.00
Calaveras County Seniors CenterRe-roof 20 Year Old Roof$5,000.00
Calaveras High School Band BoostersColor Guard Uniforms$2,588.00
Calaveras Youth Mentoring ProgramMentor Screening$1,050.00
Copperopolis Community CenterReplace Heater in Historic Armory$3,000.00
Hospice of Amador and Calaveras CountiesGriefbusters$4,000.00
Jenny Lind Veterans Municipal DistrictPark Bench$520.23
Mokelumne Hill Historical Community TrustTransportation for CA Living History Day$1,000.00
Mountain Ranch Youth AllianceBuilding Improvements for Expanded Programs$2,070.00
Mounted Dream Center, Inc.Safety Gear, Tools & Supplies$750.00
Proactive Parkinsons ProjectSan Andreas Movers & Shakers$608.09
Salvation ArmySummer Camp 2011$1,000.00
San Andreas Halloween Carnival2011 Halloween Carnival$300.00
Studio 4 Dance TheaterThe Nutcracker 2010 Production$1,000.00
The Resource ConnectionFood Bank$3,000.00
The Volunteer CenterMileage Reimbursement for Safety Net Program$3,000.00
Valley Springs Community Arts and Music Assn.Music Festival$1,200.00
TOTAL 2010$37,786.32


Arts Committee of Northeast Calaveras CountyOpera a la carte and Students to Studios$1,000.00
Calaveras Adult TutoringProject GED$2,500.00
Calaveras Arts CouncilPerforming Artists in the Schools$1,600.00
Calaveras Community FundMusical Mondays with Calaveras Community Band$500.00
Calaveras County Office of EducationCalaveras Children's Dental Project$2,000.00
Calaveras County Senior's CenterFront Door Replacement$3,444.00
Cstars! KidsChildren's theatre (2010 performances$500.00
Faces of Hope Charitable FundStudent Program Support (Special needs youth)$2,000.00
Michelson Elementary Education ProgramSecond Step Parent$570.00
Mokelumne Hill Community TrustCalifornia History Day - 4th grade$1,000.00
Mother Lode Friends of MusicYoung Musician's Competition$500.00
Mountain Ranch Youth AllianceRepair bathroom (ADA Compliance)$3,000.00
Resource ConnectionFood Bank Pantry Support$1,500.00
San Andreas Community Covenant ChurchAnna's Place Cafe$3,000.00
San Andreas Community Halloween carnival2nd Annual Halloween Carnival$300.00
Soroptimist Intl. of Calaveras CountyTake Women to Heart$2,000.00
Valley Springs Elementary SchoolTechnology for Literacy centers$730.00
Valley Springs Music FestivalMusic festival equipment$500.00
Volunteer Center of Calaveras CountyTransportation "Safety net"$2,300.00
TOTAL 2009$28,944.00


Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth & FamiliesVideo Camera and Computer$2,500.00
Calaveras Community BandMusic Scores & Publicity Coll.$1,000.00
Calaveras County Juvenile JusticeTeenspiration Magazine$1,000.00
Calaveras County Senior CenterLunch Kitchen Upgrade$700.00
Calaveras Youth Mentoring Prog.Reprint Brochures$1,000.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Calaveras Sr. Nutrition Program Home Delivery$2,000.00
Copperopolis Community CenterHist. Church (1864) Restore$1,000.00
HRC Food BankSpecial Grant$5,000.00
San Andreas Movers & ShakersParkinson?s Disease Cookbook & Caregiver Guide$1,100.00
Soroptimist Intl of Calaveras CountyFree Blood Screen for Women$4,000.00
Valley Springs Friends of the LibraryBooks/Crafts for Story Time$1,500.00
WATCH ResourcesOutlook Day program$1,500.00
TOTAL 2008$22,300.00