The Union Democrat

Calaveras Community Foundation awards $110K in grants


The Calaveras Community Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $110,00 as part of its competitiv­e grant process. Grants were awarded to:

• the Calaveras County Office of Education to restore student events;

• Calaveras Sings Theatre Repertory (CSTARS) to produce a show in 2021;

• the Calaveras Humane Society to assist with veterinary expenses for low-income senior residents;

• Common Grounds (Meals on Wheels) to deliver meals to county residents;

• St. Patricks Helping Hands to purchase more protein foods for clients' food bags;

• the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation to prepare hot meals and deliver to Murphys Senior Center for distributi­on;

• the Hospice of Amador/calaveras County for respite care for Calaveras residents;

• the West Point Covenant Food Pantry to continue its Food Pantry and other services for their clients;

• Trinity Ranch of Calaveras County, which offers practical experience for youth aging out of the foster-care system by raising livestock to take to the Calaveras County Fair;

• the Feeney Park Foundation to update its public bathrooms at the park;

• the Calaveras Pregnancy Center to help publicize/promote its new ultrasound testing available to Calaveras women;

• the Murphys Old Timers Museum for its “Tales of Calaveras” taped interviews;

• the Angels Camp Museum Foundation for restoratio­n of its firehouse exhibit;

• the Central Calaveras Fire and Rescue Protection District to obtain a Rapid Interventi­on Pack (RIT), an especially important piece of equipment to ensure firefighte­r safety and rescue;

• Sierra Hope to help replace/ upgrade appliances in the Hope House, a housing program for homeless individual­s with children;

• the Douglas Flat Community Center to improve the Douglas Flat Schoolhous­e by upgrading the electrical service;

• Gardens to Grow In to upgrade its main courtyard entrance at the Master Gardeners Demonstrat­ion Garden in San Andreas.

Since its inception in 2000, the Calaveras Community Foundation has provided more than $2.8 million in competitiv­e grants, scholarshi­ps and assistance, stated a press release. Funding for the above projects was made possible with help from the Federlein Family Fund of San Francisco, the Martha and Paul Moeller Fund and Jackson Rancheria Casino/ Resort Fund and its employees.

For more informatio­n about the foundation, go online to www. calaverasc­ommunityfo­undation. org, or call (209) 736-1845.

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