Since the Foundation’s inception in 2000, Calaveras Community Foundation has distributed over $2,900,000 to worthy causes, through competitive grants, scholarships and assistance.  Unless otherwise indicated, the funding source was the Foundation’s general grant fund. Listed below are the recipients of previous competitive grants.

2021 Competitive Grants Given

2021 GRANTS GIVENPurposeAmount
Angels Camp Museum FoundationRestoration of the firehouse exhibit$5,195.00
Calaveras County Office of EducationStudent events to showcase achievements (Funded by Martha & Paul Moeller Fund)$3,400.00
Calaveras Humane SocietyAssistance with veterinary expenses for low-income seniors (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Calaveras Pregnancy CenterPromotion of available services$1,800.00
Calaveras Sings Theatre Arts Repertory (CSTARS)2021/22 show season support (Funded by Martha and Paul Moeller Fund)$3,000.00
Central Calaveras Fire & Rescue Protection DistrictPurchase of equipment$9,428.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Meals on Wheels program (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$5,000.00
Douglas Flat Community CenterSchoolhouse electrical updates$10,000.00
Feeney Park FoundationBathroom Modernization (Partial funding by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)$9,520.00
Gardens to Grow InMaster Gardeners Demonstration Courtyard Upgrade$4,511.00
Hospice of Amador & CalaverasRespite care in Calaveras County$2,500.00
Mark Twain Medical Center FoundationSenior Meals Program (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Murphys Old Timers Museum"Tales of Calaveras" (taped interviews) (Funded by Martha & Paul Moeller Fund)$10,000.00
Sierra HopeHope House Family Shelter$10,000.00
St. Patrick’s Helping HandsFood Pantry Purchases (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$2,500.00
Trinity Ranch of Calaveras CountyEducation in pig raising (Funded by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)$4,000.00
West Point Covenant Food PantryFood pantry purchases (Partial Funding by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco and Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)$10,000.00
TOTAL 2021 $110,854.00

2020 Competitive Grants Given

2020 GRANTS GIVENPurpose:Amount:
Angels Camp Museum FoundationCreation of a historical Frog Jump exhibit$25,000.00
Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth & FamiliesImprovements and upgrades to the West Point Community Garden$4,750.00
Bret Harte Football BoostersFunding for helmets, gear bags and uniforms (Partial funding from Lagniappe Fund)$2,000.00
Calaveras County Arts CouncilMaterials for the "No Place Like Home" mural near the San Andreas Town Hall (Funded by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)$2,000.00
Calaveras County Office of EducationRe-establish student events like Dinner with A Scientist, Science Fair, Math Mini Bowl & more$3,400.00
Calaveras Humane SocietyProvide veterinary assistance for pets of qualified County senior citizens (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Calaveras National Little LeagueUpdates and improvements at the San Andreas baseball field$8,100.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Meals on Wheels program (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$15,000.00
Copperopolis Community Food PantryPurchase food for the Seniors-only pantry (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$4,500.00
Faith Lutheran ChurchRemodel Mitchler House in Murphys & lease to Sierra Hope for the Permanent Supportive Housing Program$12,500.00
Friends of Arnold LibraryCreate "Art in Arnold" mural at the library (Funded by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund) $2,000.00
Friends of Railroad Flat SchoolUpdate the Robotics Lab (Funded by the Martha and Paul Moeller Fund)$7,500.00
Grad Night Foundation of Calaveras CountyFunds for Sober Grad Night Celebration (Partial funding by County Employees Fund)$1,000.00
Horsespeak Center for Personal DevelopmentRiding Program and campout for adults with developmental & physical disabilities$5,100.00
Mind Matters ClinicTraining materials & additional programs$4,220.00
Mokelumne Hill Veterans Memorial DistrictConstuct ADA compliant restroom in Shutter Tree Park$25,000.00
Murphys Community ClubUpgrades to The Hut in Murphys Park$8,000.00
Murphys Creek TheatreUpdate HVAC system at Blackbart Playhouse (Partial funding by Community Betterment Fund)$10,200,00
Nexus Youth & Family Services (CASA of Calaveras County)Advocacy incentive program for those who serve County children in the juvenile dependency court system$6,780.00
San Andreas Elementary SchoolReplace weather-beaten wooden tables with metal ones plus hardware$6,220.00
Sierra Hope Food PantryRestock food pantry shelves (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$4,500.00
Toyon Middle SchoolEnhance the Digital Arts and Robotics program at the school (Funded by Alliance for Youth Success)$14,267.24
TOTAL 2020$182,037.24

2019 Competitive Grants Given

2019 GRANTS GIVENPurpose:Amount:
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 (Funded by Community Betterment Fund)$5,151.00
SENIOR INITIATIVE
Calaveras Community Senior CenterBuilding exterior repairs (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$6,000.00
Calaveras Humane SocietyPreventative/emergency care for senior's pets (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$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 of San Francisco)$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 of San Francisco)$5,000.00
Mark Twain Medical Center FoundationMen's health screenings (Partially funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$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 local qualified high-school graduates$7,500.00
Rail Road Flat BallparkAdd play set for children and signage for parking area (Funded by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund, Youth Fund and County Employee Fund) $1,595.25
TOTAL 2019$110,092.60

2018 Competitive Grants Given

2018 GRANTS GIVENPurpose:Amount:
COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT INITIATIVE
Manzanita Writer's Press"Voices -a Calaveras Anthology (Partial Funding by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)$3,500.00
Murphys Creek TheatreReplacement of Black Bart Playhouse's aging lighting fixtures (Funded by 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. (Funded by Martha and Paul Moeller Fund)$10,000.00
SENIOR INITIATIVE
Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and FamiliesFun Fridays for Seniors$4,000.00
Calaveras Humane SocietyPreventative and emergency veterinary care for senior's pets (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Common Ground Senior ServicesHome Delivered Meals (Funded by Federlein Family Fund)$5,000.00
Copper Community Food PantryIncrease distribution of "senior specific" food items$7,500.00
DRAIL Home modifications, wheelchair ramps, medical equipment (Partially funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$8,000.00
Good Samaritan Neighbor to Neighbor Food PantryContinued nutritional food supply for Valley Springs seniors (Partial funding Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Habitat for Humanity CalaverasCritical Home Repairs for Seniors (Partially funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Murphys Senior CenterProvide free lunch every Tuesday for 25 seniors with "Lunch and Learn" Program (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$5,000.00
Sierra HOPEFood Pantry - Senior Access Project$5,000.00
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 Youth Fund)$7,900.00
Calaveras County of EducationFingerprinting mentors for Calaveras Mentoring Program$420.00
Mind Matters Clinic of Murphys"Fast ForWard to Success" program to prepare young adults for life's challenges$4,800.00
TOTAL 2018$99,667.00