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Common Good Foundation accepting grant applications

Beyond simply providing tourist information to out-of-county visitors, the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce used a recent grant from The Common Good Community Foundation to print brochures related to its job placement program for veterans. Photo submitted

In March, the Common Good Community Foundation not only celebrated its sixth anniversary, it more than met its mission of investing in Plumas County communities by awarding grants totaling more than $100,000 to county nonprofits since its inception. The foundation is now gearing up for its spring funding cycle.

Recent grants were awarded to Portola Kids for classroom furniture, to dramaworks for scholarships to the Magic Beanstalk Players program and to the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce for informational brochures in connection with its job placement program for veterans.

The foundation seeks to fund a wide array of organizations and projects throughout Plumas County, and all local nonprofits are welcome to apply.

“Due to scheduling conflicts in May, this funding cycle will be delayed by a month,” stated board member Susan Christensen. She added that June grant requests must be received or mailed by Saturday, June 30. Awards will be made in July.

The foundation is strongly encouraging organizations that have not received prior funding from The Common Good to apply. First-time applicants will be given priority for grants of up to $1,500.

Typically, the foundation has been able to fund the amount requested up to the $1,500 limit. Organizations may not receive the full amount requested, however, depending on the number of applications received, as well as the actual amount available for awards in any given funding cycle, according to Christensen.

Grant applications can be found on the foundation website commongoodplumas.org, along with instructions for completing them.

Donors wishing to support local nonprofits through the foundation can contribute through its website. The Common Good is a 501(c)(3) organization, hence donations are fully tax deductible. There are also a number of different donation options, which donors can review on the website.

Inquiries can be sent to [email protected].

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