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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2021 12:11 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/16/2021 12:12 AM
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Calaveras Community Foundation 2020 End Year Review

Angels Camp, CA...2020 has been devastating to many in our county, in our country and throughout the world. Calaveras County residents have experienced job loss, homelessness, shortages of food, needed supplies and personal protective equipment, business shutdowns or partial closures, and sheltering in place for months as we all continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as our county has gone through so much, we at the Calaveras Community Foundation are impressed by the resourcefulness and spirit the Calaveras community has shown and by how individuals and groups step up to serve in this and every crisis we have faced. We are honored to use the resources our donors have entrusted us with to help various non-profit groups in our county respond to the pandemic, as summarized in this letter from our president.

Thank you to our generous donors who helped provide grants for a variety of projects to 22 organizations, plus emergency grants related to the Covid‐19 crisis to ten organizations.

A letter from the Community Foundation President

We at the Calaveras Community Foundation hope this finds you and your family well. It has been a tragic year for some in our County and a challenging year for everyone. The Calaveras Community Foundation began the year on a high note. We celebrated our 20th anniversary by increasing the maximum amount for our competitive grants and awarding more grants and scholarships than in any previous year. We have now awarded more than $2.6 million in grants and scholarships since our founding.

Everything changed with the COVID-19 pandemic, as people in our County lost lovedones, struggled with the virus, had to close their businesses or lost their jobs, and we all sheltered in place. In response, we reactivated our Disaster Relief Fund, which we established during the Butte Fire in 2015. We publicized the availability of grants for COVID-19 relief and, with contributions from a number of generous donors, were able to support organizations responding to needs created by the pandemic.

Please see the enclosed lists of competitive and COVID-19 related grants made this year. With so many in our communities losing jobs and businesses closing or running at significantly reduced capacity, the ability of the Calaveras Community Foundation to continue to award grants and scholarships as we have been doing will depend on increased support from those who are able to contribute. As one suggestion, the required minimum distribution that did not have to be taken from a retirement account this year can be used to help us support many worthwhile organizations in our County.

We urge you to continue as a donor and to consider increasing your generosity. You
may contribute on our website or by sending us a check. Please indicate if you wish to
contribute to a particular fund or scholarship; if not, your donation will be added to our general
funds. As always, donations will only be used to help residents of Calaveras County.

Thank you in advance.

Linda Kangeter, President

Board of Directors
Terry Beaudoin ▪ Merita Callaway ▪ Mary Jane Genochio ▪ Denise Ebbett ▪ Brent Harrington ▪ Chyrl Hillis
Linda McCall Kangeter ▪ Sarah Lunsford ▪ Christy Maynard ▪ Pam Taylor

P.O. Box 1436 ▪ Angels Camp, CA 95222 ▪ 209/736-1845
A 501(c)(3) organization; TIN 68-472056
Thank you to our generous donors!

In 2020, the Calaveras Community Foundation was able to provide grants for a variety of
projects to 22 organizations, plus emergency grants related to the Covid‐19 crisis to ten

Competitive Grants Awarded
Angels Camp Museum Foundation Frog Jump exhibit at the Angels Camp Museum
Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth & Families Updates to the West Point community garden
Friends of Rail Road Flat School Robotics lab enhancement project
Bret Harte Football Boosters Football gear
Calaveras County Arts Council The “Welcome” wall near San Andreas Town Hall
Calaveras County Office of Education Student Events
Calaveras Humane Society Senior veterinary assistance
Calaveras Little League Baseball LLC San Andreas ball field upgrades
Common Ground Meals on Wheels
Copperopolis Community Food Pantry Food bank
Faith Lutheran Church Refurbish Mitchler House
Friends of the Calaveras County Library – Arnold Branch Arnold Library mural
Grad Night Foundation of Calaveras County Grad night activities
Horsespeak Center for Personal Development Disabled adults horseback riding program
Mind Matters Clinic Training programs and materials
Mokelumne Hill Veterans Memorial District Upgrade Shutter Tree Park bathroom
Murphys Creek Theater HVAC improvements
Murphys Community Club Electrical and plumbing upgrades for the Hut
CASA of Calaveras Child advocacy program
San Andreas Elementary Outdoor learning program
Sierra Hope Food bank for seniors
Toyon Middle School Enhancing robotics and digital art
Grants awarded to organizations helping Calaveras County residents impacted by
Calaveras Humane Society Dog food for pets
Murphys Senior Center Food for seniors
Ebbetts Pass Women of the Moose Food and delivery for those at home
Child Care Resource of the Resource Connection Supplies for those in need
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Personal protection equipment for Calaveras
County caregivers and patients
St. Patrick’s Helping Hands Food bank
Calaveras Senior Center Food bank
Good Samaritan Food Pantry Food bank
West Point Food Bank Food bank
Gardens to Grow Vegetable garden supplies
In addition, CCF has provided $31,500 in college or vocational school scholarships,
ranging from $500 ‐ $4,000, to 25 Calaveras Students

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