Thanks to over 40 community businesses and hundreds of individual donors, the Calaveras Community Foundation, since its inception in 2000, has dispersed well over a $2,600,000 dollars to a variety of causes through competitive grants, scholarships and assistance.
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In recent years, we have also received significant support from two major Bay Area community foundations. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation have clients who have directed donations to the CCF through their donor advised funds.
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Here is a partial list of the Foundation’s Supporting Businesses:
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. (See full press release under News and Events).
The Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) received a donation of $3,500 from the Black Oak Casino Resort. This 2014 contribution continues a mutually satisfying and beneficial partnership between Black Oak Casino Resort and the Foundation.
Ron Patel, Black Oak Casino Resort’s General Manager states, “The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians Tribal Council has a special interest in our neighbor’s non-profit efforts and individuals in Calaveras County who are seeking financial support. It is our goal, in working with the Foundation, to be able to assist many worthwhile causes in Calaveras to help them with their fundraising efforts.” (See full press release under News and Events)
Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. This donation benefits the Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund. This marks the ninth year in a row that the C.A.R.E.S. Foundation has supported this scholarship program for local high school students.
“We are very proud to give back to the Calaveras community,” expresses John Romine, Save Mart store manager. “The Calaveras Community Foundation is a great community partner that aims to provide opportunities to students in technical and vocational careers In our community.”
Founded in 2011, the C&TT scholarship fund is administered by CCF, and supports the belief that high school graduates must have options in pursuing training/further education aside from the traditional four-year college. Many job opportunities exist in our local region for youth seeking associate degrees/certificates that can lead to technical or vocational career paths. Since the inception of this fund, 64 local students have received monetary awards with total dollar amounts over $79,000.
Scholarships awarded in 2018 benefited ten high school students from Bret Harte, Mountain Oaks and Calaveras High Schools. Each recipient received $1500. Anticipated fields of study for these students include: nursing, EMT/paramedic, fire science, welding, diesel mechanics, auto technology and cosmetology. (See the full press release under News & Events).
Chyrl Hillis, Publicity Chair, Calaveras Community Foundation, Angels Camp Store #46 Manager, John Romine and Brent Harrington, Calaveras Community Foundation Treasurer
The Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has recently donated $1,000 to the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF). The 2014 contribution continues the partnership between Raley’s and CCF. This donation will support a wide range of non-profit organizations and worthy causes in the Calaveras Community. The Raley’s Family Foundation has maintained a determined commitment to support the local community in both Amador and Calaveras Counties. (See full press release under News & Events)
El Dorado Savings Bank has recently donated $1,000 to the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF). This is the continuation of a beneficial partnership between El Dorado Savings and the Foundation. A wide range of non-profit organizations and worthy causes in the Calaveras Community will be supported by this donation. The San Andreas El Dorado Savings Branch office maintains a focused commitment to support the local community in our county.
(See full press release under News and Events.)
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently presented Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) with a generous $5000 donation to benefit The Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund.
The Career and Technical Training Scholarship Fund helps to support alternative forms of higher education, including two-year community college and trade school certificates. In 2017, six students each received $1500.00 scholarships. C&TT scholarships were awarded graduates of Calaveras High School, Bret Harte High School and Mountain Oaks Charter School. (See full press release under News & Events)
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians recently donated $10,000 to the Calaveras Community Foundation.
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians in late 2018 donated $10,000 to the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF).
Special thanks go to Rich Hoffman, CEO at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. As a loyal supporter and business partner for several years, the Rancheria maintains a determined commitment to support the local community and non-profit organizations in Calaveras County. During those years, over $100,000 has been donated to the Foundation. Rancheria employees are also making individual donations to CCF via payroll deductions. The CCF’s grant program benefits from those donations. (See full press release under the heading News and Events)
Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) recently received a $1,250 donation from Umpqua Bank. A loyal supporter of CCF’s causes, this donation brings monies received since 2010 from Umpqua Bank to nearly $6,250.
Christy Maynard, Umpqua Bank Angels Camp Store Manager and Board member of CCF along with Diana Scaparro-Cammisa, Umpqua Bank San Andreas Store Manager, state: “Community is at the heart of all we do at Umpqua Bank and we are proud to make a contribution to CCF. We know this will promote wellness and stability in our Calaveras County communities, specifically in regards to youth development, education and the arts.” Umpqua has additional branches in Copperopolis, and Valley Springs. (See full press release under News and Events).
Sierra Pacific Industries Foundation donates $2,500 to Calaveras Community Foundation in 2016
Sierra Pacific Industries Foundation has recently donated $2,500 to the Calaveras Community Foundation. The donation will be utilized for CCF’s various grant and scholarship programs.
Mark Luster, Community Relations Manager for Sierra Pacific Industries Foundation, states, “At Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), we understand the importance of proving charitable funds to help the wide range of programs financially supported by the Calaveras Community Foundation. We are proud to be a contributing partner in this ongoing endeavor.” (See full press release under News and Events).
JACKSON RANCHERIA DONATES $10,000 TO CALAVERAS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Jackson, CA – The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians in late December 2019 donated $10,000 to the Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF). These funds directly benefit the CCF competitive grants program – now in its final stages for 2020.
A dedicated, loyal supporter and business partner, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort continues to bolster CCF in meeting their commitment to support grassroots community groups and charitable causes within Calaveras County. Grants, scholarships, and general assistance are the vehicles used. Over the past years, Jackson Rancheria has donated over $110,000 to the Foundation.
“On behalf of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, it is a privilege to have the ability to contribute to the Calaveras Community Foundation,” said Crystal Jack, Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Rancheria. “It is our sincere hope that these funds will be used to positively impact our local communities and to provide important services to those who need it most.” (See full copy of press release on sidebar under News and Events).