Annual Competitive Grants Period for 2016 Announced by Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF)

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) will, again, focus on initiatives for 2016’s grant giving. The three initiatives are: Aging in Place for Seniors, Support for Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Cultural which focuses on projects that enhance our County’s culture through art, music, theater, history, dance and other cultural activities.

Funding for these grants is from the Foundation’s General Grant Fund. This process is separate and freestanding from the application process for funding from the Disaster Relief Fund.

Applications will begin to be accepted on January 15, 2016 and must be submitted to CCF via email by 5:00 PM on Monday, February 15, 2016. ALL applications for competitive grants MUST address one of the three initiatives to be considered for funding. Complete details, application guidelines and fillable forms are available on the CCF website www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org in the “Grants and Scholarships” area.

Grants awarded in 2015 were varied and the decisions were difficult. Under the Senior Initiative, seniors received nutritious home delivered meals, critical home repairs were made and funding provided for a new HVAC at the Burson Community Center. The Cultural Initiative focused upon: multiple museum field trips, art camp, music programs, theatrical presentations and dance classes. Applications focusing on the STEM Initiative included: Day camp for Girl Scouts, Robotics programs at the high school level, science workshop & classes as well as tablets and computer programs were made available to foster and at-risk children.

Nearly $58,000 was awarded to these worthy projects during 2015’s CCF’s grant period.

Individual donations and corporate partners’ generosity allows CCF to continue to fund viable projects that benefit our county residents, students and seniors. Since it’s inception in 2000, CCF has provided more than $1,000,000 in competitive grants, scholarships and assistance.

To learn more about the Foundation or to make a donation, please call (209) 736-1845 or visit our website: www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org.