More than $24,000 in Grant Money Awarded by Calaveras Community Foundation in First Round of 2011 Giving

Eleven local groups have been awarded a total of $24,295 in the first round of 2011 funding by the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF). Grass-roots programs focusing on teens, women’s health, music, seniors, arts, scouts, and food pantries for the people of Calaveras County are benefiting from these grants.  Second round winners will be announced soon.

Scott Ratterman, Grant Committee Chair states: “We had so many worthwhile organizations requesting funds this year that it was more difficult that usual to choose the recipients.  We encourage all groups who were not funded this year to persevere and reapply again next year.”

Paul Stein, president of the Foundation board of directors shared, “We are excited about the growing number of applicants and the broad spectrum of requests.  We encourage community minded individuals to consider a monetary donation to the Foundation so grant funding can continue at this level.”

Grants awarded in this first round went to: Calaveras 4 Teen Center, Soroptimist International of Calaveras County, Paloma Community Group, American Legion, Calaveras Community Band, Copperopolis Community Center, San Andreas Halloween Carnival, Boy Scout Troop 302-Valley Springs, Copperopolis Community Food Pantry.

Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has provided more than $550,000 in competitive grants, scholarships and assistance.  2011’s volume of giving for competitive grants is made possible, in no small part, by continued donations from Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel, Umpqua Bank and Sierra Pacific Industries.