Common Good Community Foundation gives grants to local organizations

Four Plumas County organizations received gifts this Christmas in the form of grants from the Common Good Community Foundation.  The four organizations included Dramaworks, Plumas Community Radio, the Lost Sierra Food Project and Plumas Charter School.

Plumas Charter School was awarded a $1,500 grant which will cover admission for students to attend a play titled Dear Evan Hansen in Reno, NV.  The play highlights a high school senior’s struggle with social anxiety, loneliness, bullying and depression.  Most importantly, the play offers hope in dealing with these issues.

Plumas Community Radio was given a $1,200 grant to cover a five-year streaming subscription for the station.  This will allow listeners to access the station’s programing archive for two weeks after programs have aired.

$1,500 was awarded to the Lost Sierra Food Project.  The funding will be used to support the Farm Bucks Program offered by the Lost Sierra Food Project.  Participants in the program will also attend three healthy cooking classes in partnership with the Plumas County Public Health Department.


Lastly, Dramaworks received a grant in the amount of $1,500 for the purchase of supplies to sustain after school programs that serve an average of sixty to seventy students.

“The Common Good Community Foundation’s Board of Directors was again impressed with the quality and the diversity of the four organizations receiving funding in December,” stated Colleen McKeown, the foundation’s founder and president.  “Supporting local organizations and projects would simply not be possible without the generosity of our donors” McKeown added.

It was also a happy Christmas for the Common Good Community Foundation with over $5,000 in donations received in December.

If you are interested in making a difference in Plumas County, please consider supporting the Common Good Community Foundation.  Donations can be made via the foundation’s website at