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.

2022 Competitive Grants Given

2022 GRANTS GIVENPurposeAmount
Bret Harte Union High SchoolComputer acquisition (Funded by Martha & Paul Moeller Fund)$10,000.00
Calaveras County Historical SocietySelkirk Trail Restoration$4,500.00
Calaveras County Office of EducationStudent events to foster/showcase achievements (Funded by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)$7,000.00
Calaveras Mentoring FoundationCommunity outreach materials $2,834
Calaveras Unified School DistrictSocial/emotional Learning Library $298.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc.Meals on Wheels (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Good Samaritan Community Covenant ChurchFood Pantry (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Habitat for Humanity CalaverasHome restoration/repair project (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Hospice of Amador & CalaverasRespite Care in Calaveras County (Funded by Seniors Fund)$6,500.00
Manzanita Writers PressCamcorders/software for oral history of Gold Country$3,500.00
Marines Toys for Tots FoundationHoliday toys for children$1,000.00
Mark Twain Badgers Boosters ClubEnrichment and arts for all students$3,416.00
Murphys Area Community Tennis AssociationResurfacing tennis courts (Funded by Community Betterment Fund)$10,000.00
Murphys Creek Theater CompanySummer Youth Educational Program$10,000.00
Sierra HopeFood Pantry (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$6,000.00
Society for Preservation of West Calaveras HistoryMobile Museum$1,650.00
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Angels CampSt. Patrick's housing and utilities assistance for those in need$5,000.00
St. Patrick's Helping HandsFood pantry (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$5,000.00
Trinity Ranch of Calaveras CountyRancher education - raising pigs$4,000
TOTAL 2022 $110,698.00

2021 Competitive Grants Given

2021 GRANTS GIVENPurpose:Amount:  
Calaveras County Office of EducationStudent events to foster and showcase academic achievements, excellence and competition (Funded by the Paul & Martha Mueller Fund)$3,400.00
Calaveras Humane SocietySenior Veterinary Assistance (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000
Trinity Ranch of Calaveras CountyRancher education, raising pigs (Funded by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)$4,000,00
Feeney Park FoundationBathroom Modernization (Funded by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)$600.00
Calaveras Pregnancy CenterMarketing materials$1,800.00
Angels Camp Museum FoundationRestoration of Firefighter Exhibit $5,195.00
St. Patrick's Helping HandsProtein funding for clients (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$2,500.00
Calaveras Sings Theatre Arts and Repertory (CSTARS)Show Season 2021/2022 (Funded by Martha & Paul Moeller Fund)$3,000.00
Common Ground Senior Services, Inc. Meals on Wheels (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$5,000.00
Central Calaveras Fire & Rescue Protection DistrictPurchase of equipment $9,248.00
Murphys Old Timer MuseumTales of Calaveras Funded by Martha & Paul Moeller Fund)$10,000.00
Sierra HopeHope House Family Shelter$10,000.00
Mark Twain Medical FoundationSenior Meals (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco)$10,000.00
Hospice of Amador & CalaverasRespite care in Calaveras$2,500.00
Douglas Flat Community Center School electrical upgrade$10,000.00
Gardens to Grown InCourtyard Upgrade$4,511.00
West Point Covenant Food Pantry Food Pantry (Funded by Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco and Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Employees Fund)
TOTAL 2021$110,854

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