Calaveras Community Foundation Wins Grant from Sierra Health Foundation

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The Sierra Health Foundation has awarded a $15,000 Responsive Grant to the Calaveras Community Foundation to improve the oral health of homebound senior citizens by providing preventative and restorative direct mobile dental services in Calaveras County.

Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy with a mission to invest in and serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in 26 counties in Northern California. Since 1985, SHF has awarded over $87 million in cash grants to 938 nonprofit organizations.

“The Mobile Senior Dental Hygiene Program will be a tremendous benefit to homebound seniors in Calaveras County,” said Laurie Perry, registered dental hygienist who will perform the services under the grant. “I see too many seniors in desperate need of dental care because they lack independent mobility. Dental disease can contribute to many general health problems. This grant will brighten the smiles of these seniors .and contribute to their overall sense of well being. I’m excited to bring this service to our senior citizens and hope to expand the program with the help of the Calaveras Community Foundation.”

“It is our pleasure to accept this grant from the Sierra Health Foundation,” said Paul Stein, Vice President of the Calaveras Community Foundation. “The Responsive Grant Program from Sierra Health Foundation is highly competitive and receiving this grant for the Senior Mobile Dental Hygiene Program is a validation that CCF provides vital health services to the citizens of our county. We are thrilled by the future possibilities this grant offers.”

Seniors wanting to contact Ms. Perry about scheduling an appointment can call her at 209-608-0335.

As a 501© 3 non-profit organization, CCF serves Calaveras County charitable causes exclusively. Since it’s inception in 2000, the Foundation has distributed more than $750,000 in competitive grants, scholarships and assistance.

Laurie Perry, Registred Dental Hygienist and Paul Stein-Vice President,  Calaveras Community Foundation

Laurie Perry, Registred Dental Hygienist and Paul Stein-Vice President, Calaveras Community Foundation