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Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Grant

Grants to Calaveras County, California Nonprofits
and Schools for Community, Senior, and Youth Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF)

Deadline Date:

02/15/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $100 to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations and schools for projects that benefit the public in Calaveras County. Funding is intended for innovative programs that positively impact local residents in the areas of youth, seniors, and community enrichment.

Youth Initiative:
Projects that provide County youth with challenges to enhance their understanding and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, and math are critical as technology evolves. Activities designed to prepare young adults for challenges they may experience in their ongoing education are paramount. Examples of proposals from the past include: Lego Robotics, science camps, youth mentoring program, gardens, electronics, art and musical endeavors. The possibilities are endless.

Seniors Initiative:
Calaveras County has a large senior community, many of whom are isolated and financially fragile. The Foundation has supported seniors for years, funding senior center improvements, food programs, and transportation services. The Foundation wants to work with local and regional senior service organizations to expand these efforts, focusing on services such as nutrition, mobile dental services, socialization, and home repairs and so much more that will allow the seniors to remain in their homes and to age with health, safety, and dignity.

Community Enrichment Initiative:
What projects would enrich your community? As a repeat initiative from 2017, the Foundation considers the grants given clearly represent an example of the kind of efforts that reflect Community Enrichment. Examples are: Writer’s Conference, Rehab of the Three Senses Trail at Calaveras Big Trees, and collecting stories and memories from Calaveras County seniors that will be published. Options include, but are not limited to art, music and historically related subjects. Each community surely has a wish list of projects left undone due to lack of finances.

Funding Priorities - A project that:

- Is innovative and clearly addresses one of the three Initiatives
- Provides a unique and positive impact within Calaveras County
- Demonstrates excellent planning and clear feasibility, with reasonable work plans, including benchmarks of performance and means of measuring success
- Includes collaboration with other Calaveras County agencies or organizations
- Does not duplicate existing services or projects

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 134041

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation will support projects that can be funded, or partially funded, for $100 to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within 12 months from notification of award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a Not for Profit organization.

The nonprofit organizations that fulfill the following criteria are eligible:

-Is for the public benefit and serves Calaveras County residents only
-Shows evidence of non-discriminatory policies in hiring staff and providing services
-Is not for an endowment fund or an annual campaign, to retire long-term indebtedness or to a private foundation or other grant-making organizations
-Does not support or influence a political purpose (legislation or elections) or promote a specific religion
-Is not for personnel expenses or overhead expenses of any type

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will begin to be accepted on January 15, 2018 and must be submitted to CCF via email by 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Grant winners will be notified by the end of March.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed applications should be emailed to:

Christy Maynard
CCF Chair, Grants Committee
Phone: (209) 293-4836

Calaveras Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1436
1241 S. Main Street
Angels Camp, CA 95222

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Calaveras County