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Quircus, a local circus group, was awarded a grant from the Common Good Foundation during its winter funding cycle. Photo submitted

Common Good Foundation accepting grant applications

Knowing that small nonprofits in rural communities typically struggle financially, one of the Common Good Community Foundation’s main goals is to support nonprofits in Plumas County. To that end, the foundation is accepting grant applications during May.

In order to be eligible, an organization must be designated by the IRS as a nonprofit entity and be located in Plumas County. Applications must be postmarked or emailed not later than May 31. The grant application and instructions can be found at commongoodplumas.org.

Grants of up to $1,500 are awarded, but amounts may vary depending on the availability of funding and the number of grants received. First-time applicants will be given priority, with grants to be awarded in late June.

“Of the five grants awarded last December, four were first-time applicants,” stated Colleen McKeown, founder and president. “Those grants ranged from grief support, to ambulance supplies, film, performing arts, and more.”

“In order to offer financial assistance to local organizations, the foundation needs support in the form of donations,” McKeown commented. In 2018, 95 percent of the donations received were invested in local community organizations due to the foundation’s extremely low overhead.

If you would like to invest in your community, the foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and as such, donations are tax deductible.

To make a donation or for more information, visit commongoodplumas.org.

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