CCF Announces Grants Given in 2021

Calaveras Community Foundation Awards Community Grants for 2021 (Published 10/14/21)

Calaveras Community Foundation recently awarded 17 grants totaling over $110,000 as part of its annual competitive grant process.  These grants include:

Calaveras County Office of Education –restore Student Events.

Calaveras Sings Theatre Repertory (CSTARS) -produce a show in 2021.

Calaveras Humane Society – assistance in veterinary expenses for low-income senior residents.

Common Grounds (Meals on Wheels) – deliver meals to county residents.

St. Patricks Helping Hands –purchase more protein foods for clients’ food bags.

Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation – prepare hot meals & deliver to Murphys Senior Center for distribution.

Hospice of Amador/Calaveras County – respite care for Calaveras residents

West Point Covenant Food Pantry – will continue their Food Pantry plus provide other services for their clients.

Trinity Ranch of Calaveras County —  offers practical experience for youth aging out of the foster-care system by raising livestock to take to the County Fair.

Feeney Park Foundation will update the public bathrooms at the Park.

Calaveras Pregnancy Center will publicize/promote new ultrasound testing available to Calaveras women.

Murphys Old Timers Museum – “Tales of Calaveras” -taped interviews

The Angels Camp Museum Foundation will restore the Firehouse exhibit.

Central Calaveras Fire & Rescue Protection District will obtain a Rapid Intervention Pack (RIT)-an especially important piece of equipment to ensure firefighter safety and rescue.

Sierra Hope will replace/upgrade appliances in the Hope House, a housing program for homeless individuals with children.

Douglas Flat Community Center will improve the Douglas Flat Schoolhouse by upgrading the electrical service.

Gardens to Grow In will upgrade the main courtyard entrance at the Master   Gardeners Demonstration Garden, San Andreas.

Funding this many viable endeavors would be impossible without the help of Donor Advised Funds, managed by CCF. Special thanks to the Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco, the Martha & Paul Moeller Fund, and Jackson Rancheria Casino/Resort Fund and employees for their financial assistance.  Since it’s inception in 2000, CCF has provided over $2,800,000 in competitive grants, scholarships, and assistance. To learn more about CCF, call (209) 736-1845 or visit the website:

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Umpqua Bank donates to Calaveras Community Foundation

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) recently received a donation of $1,500 from Umpqua Bank.

Chyrl Hillis, CCF Publicity Chair accepts a check from Christy Maynard, Commercial Relationship Manager, Umpqua Bank. From left to right Umpqua store managers: Diana Scaparro-Cammisa, San Andreas; Chyrl Hillis, Christy Maynard; Michelle Campbell, Angels Camp; Danielle Shapiro-Palm, Valley Springs.

Christy Maynard, Umpqua Bank Commercial Relationship Manager, states, “Community is at the center of all we do at Umpqua Bank, therefore we are proud to make a contribution of $1,5000 to CCF.  We know this will promote wellness and stability in our Calaveras County communities, specifically in regards to youth development, education and the arts.”  Umpqua has branches in Copperopolis, Angels Camp, Valley Springs and San Andreas.

CCF is proud to be able to dispense funds like this donation from Umpqua Bank during its annual grant-giving period.  In 2011, more than $48,000 was distributed to groups focusing on teens, women’s health, seniors, music, scouts, food pantries and others.

Incorporated in 2001, the Foundation has provided more than $550,000 in competitive grants, scholarships and assistance during that period.

As a 501© 3 non-profit organization exclusively serving Calaveras County charitable causes, CCF offers to donors the potential benefit of a tax deduction and the knowledge that they have helped a variety of worthy local causes.  Most donations are allocated to CCF’s general grant program, but options are available for donors to direct their donation to specific causes or areas of donor interest.