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.