Competitive Grants for 2015 Announced

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) will, once again, focus on initiatives for grant giving. Two initiatives being repeated from 2013 and 2014 are: Aging in Place for Seniors and Support for Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). A third initiative will be added for 2015: Cultural Initiative, which focuses on projects that enhance our County’s culture through art, music, theater, historical, dance and a host of other cultural activities.

An additional change in the 2015 grant processing cycle is an earlier submission period for all grants applications. Applications will begin to be accepted on January 1, 2015 and must be submitted to CCF by 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 31, 2015. ALL applications for competitive grants MUST address one of the three initiatives to be considered for funding. Complete details, application guidelines and fill able forms will soon be available on the website www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org in the “Grants and Scholarships” area.

Grants awarded in 2014 ran the locality gamut from West Point and Railroad Flat, to Valley Springs to Mountain Ranch and Angels Camp. Projects funded were just as varied and included home inspections and home repairs for seniors; home delivered meals; robotics programs in two different locales; art scholarships; a “Face the Bully” workshop; funds for Youth Mentoring; organic gardening plus a program teaching the science behind food and energy production; assistance and aid for performers in local dance theatre. More than $50,000 was awarded to these worthy projects in our county.

Loyal individual donors and corporate partners’ continued generosity allows CCF to fund viable projects that benefit our county residents, students and seniors. Since it’s inception in 2000, CCF has provided more than $900,000 in competitive grants, scholarships and assistance.