Common Good foundation accepting grant applications

Patrons enjoyed this year’s Indian Valley Barn Quilt Tour, brochures for which were funded by a Common Good Community Foundation grant. Photo submitted

If you are a local nonprofit organization and looking for funding for a special project or other needs, The Common Good Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications through Nov. 22.

To meet eligibility requirements, an organization must be designated by the IRS as a nonprofit and be located in Plumas County. The grant application and instructions can be found at commongoodplumas.org.

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

Three grants were awarded last May and included funding for two heart defibrillators for Quincy Heartsafe Community, fees for three students to receive riding lessons through Horses Unlimited, and brochures for the annual Indian Valley Barn Quilt Tour.

“The board continues to be impressed by the number of organizations whose goal it is to benefit communities within Plumas County,” stated Colleen McKeown, founder and president of the foundation.

If you would like to support nonprofit organizations within your local community, donations can be made at commongoodplumas.org.

The foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and as such, donations are tax deductible.