The spirit of giving was alive and well for The Common Good Community Foundation this past holiday season.
During its winter funding cycle, the local charitable foundation awarded two grants, the first to dramaworks and its Magic Beanstalk Players program.
Since its inception in the 1990s, this program has introduced children in grades K-8 to basic drama skills, including acting, voice, choreography, costume design and set building. The Common Good grant will cover scholarships for approximately 10 students to attend the program.
A second grant was awarded to the Lost Sierra Tourist Center. Not only does the Center provide information about this area to tourists, it also promotes local community activities.
Currently, Lost Sierra is implementing a program that will provide resume and interview training for Plumas County veterans. “That project fits perfectly with our foundation’s mission,” said Common Good Foundation President Colleen McKeown.
On the receiving end, donors were particularly generous to the foundation over the past three months she added.
“We received $5,000 from an anonymous donor, and local donors contributed an additional $300,” she said.Another $3,000 in donations were received for the Martin Popish Scholarship Fund.
Deserving special recognition, McKeown noted, was a generous donation of almost $4,000 from the Tru Community Foundation, thanks to Jennifer Ludvigson. Ludvigson’s wishes were simply to use the donation “for the good of the community.”
The foundation was also notified in December that it was one of the beneficiaries of Welles “Captain Carl” Clarke’s generosity. McKeown thanks Jack Brown for facilitating this donation in the amount of $2,500.