Second Round of Grants from Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Equals More Than $24,000

Nine local groups have been awarded a total of $24,152 in the 2nd round of 2011 funding by the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF). This latest round of grants benefits and gives monetary assistance to:  health centers, fire fighters education, trail mapping, food pantries, building restoration, senior transportation services, skills classes and equipment costs.  Total competitive grants awarded in 2011 equaled $48,447.

Paul Stein, president of the Foundation board of directors shared, “CCF was able to increase the funding and provide $10,000 more for competitive grants than in 2010.

A generous donation from the Federlein Family Fund at San Francisco Foundation enabled CCF to award grant funding to even more applicants this year.”

Benefactors of grants awarded during this 2nd round were: Mountain Oaks Health Centers, Foothill Fire Protection District, Arnold Rim Trail Association, Mokelumne Hill Community Church, Good Samaritan Food Pantry, Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance, The Volunteer Center, Mind Matters Clinic and Murphys Senior Center.

The Foundation, with this last round of funding, has awarded more than $550,000 in competitive grants, scholarships and assistance since it’s inception in 2001. Individuals and local businesses can establish funds or channel their charitable contributions through the foundation.  Establishing a fund with CCF, a 501© 3 charitable organization, allows your contributions to be combined with others for investment purposes and to grow tax-free.