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The Plumas Ski Club received a grant for repairs and maintenance to the Johnsville ski hill’s grooming machine. Photo submitted

Foundation awards grants to local organizations

The Common Good Community Foundation made it a happy Christmas for five deserving Plumas County organizations by awarding grants in mid-December. Recreation, a community food project, a Greenville preschool and two outdoor summer camps benefited from the foundation’s winter funding awards.

The Plumas Ski Club received a grant designated for repairs and maintenance to the ski hill’s grooming machine. Grooming the slopes and providing safe access trails to the ski bowl are essential parts of hosting the very popular Longboard Revival Races. Keeping the groomer maintained and operational is also key to the eventual reopening of the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl.

The Lost Sierra Food Project received a $1,500 grant for its low income farm share program. In exchange for weekly fresh produce, participants volunteer on the farm and attend workshops on healthy cooking and ecological farming practices.

Another $1,500 grant went to Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities for its Greenville preschool location. The funding will be used to purchase playground equipment.

Two additional awards of $750 each were set aside for scholarships for local students to attend outdoor, recreational summer camps in 2021. The funding will be released once the foundation receives confirmation the camps will go forward.

The Foundation thanks its generous donors; it was also a very merry Christmas for the Common Good Community Foundation. In the last three months alone, the foundation received almost $15,000 in donations, with over $33,000 received in total donations for 2020.

If you would like to support the foundation, donations can be made at commongoodplumas.org.

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

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