Amador Community Foundation

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Purpose

The mission of the Amador Community Foundation is to join others to enhance the quality of life for the people of Amador County.

Funding Interests

Foundation grants may vary year after year depending on the unmet needs of the community. There are no set program areas for funding. Foundation grants are made for new or expanding programs. In order to make the best use of available funds, programs that are unique, address needs of underserved populations, are collaborative, are responsive to changing and emerging community needs and/or are strongly community-oriented will receive the highest priority.

Geographic Focus

Amador County, CA

Types of Support

Funding is available for:

  • Organizational start-up costs;
  • On-going operations such as staff/labor and equipment/supplies;
  • Services such as printing, photocopying and catering;
  • Consultants; and,
  • Stipends.

Grant Size

$150 to $12000

Requirements & Limitations

The foundation does not award grants for political or religious purposes, to retire long-term indebtedness, to influence legislation or elections, to private foundations and other grant-making organizations or feasibility studies. Organizations must have IRS 501(c)(3) status.

Application Process

Complete applications must include the following: 

  • Grant application (available on the website);
  • Budget (form provided); 
  • Determination letter from IRS confirming the organization's tax-exempt status; 
  • List of current board members; 
  • Endorsement letters, brochures, news articles, if applicable; 
  • Board resolution acknowledging submission of the grant application; and 
  • Financial statements (that may be requested). 

Deadlines

Applications are accepted anytime.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Amador Land Trust
Amount: $8000
Purpose: A grant was given to the Amador Land Trust (ALT) for capacity building. ALT was established in 1990 by a coalition of ranchers, conservationists, and other concerned citizens to preserve the foothill landscape of Amador and Calaveras counties. ALT accepts conservation easements on lands, provides technical assistance to landowners on preservation techniques and alternatives, and promotes public awareness of the importance of preserving our foothill lands.

Grant 2

Grantee: Tri County Wildlife Care
Amount: $12000
Purpose:

Funding was given to complete a new clinic. Founded in 1993, Tri County Wildlife Care is located outside the town of Sutter Creek, in the Mother Lode region of California's Sierra foothills. The 3-acre facility is temporary home for an average of more than twenty animals on any given day.

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