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Local community organizations receive funding

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  Benefiting communities and organizations within Plumas County is the primary goal of The Common Good Community Foundation. After soliciting funding requests in May, the foundation awarded a total of $8,600 to various organizations throughout the county in June.

  The organizations receiving funding included Horses Unlimited, the American Valley 4-H “Starlet Program,” the Plumas County Museum, Friends of Plumas County Animals and the Women’s Mountain Passages “Digging In” Program.

  Other recipients were the Mohawk Community Resource Center, Plumas Community Hospice, Plumas Arts, the Feather River Land Trust, the Plumas County Tourism Council, the Feather River Trout Unlimited “Trout in the Classroom” Program and the Chester High School Quad Project.

  “The board was very pleased to receive such a wide variety of requests from local organizations in this funding cycle. We were alsoimpressed by some of the very innovative and creative projects that are happening in our local communities,” said foundation president Colleen McKeown.

  McKeown added that because The Common Good is a community foundation, its board seeks to fund organizations and projects throughout the entire county. “Not only did we fund a diverse array of groups and projects in this funding cycle,” she stated, “the recipients are located in several different communities within Plumas County.”

  The foundation’s next funding cycle will be in November and December, with requests to be accepted in November and awards to be made in December.

  The Common Good Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Those who would like to make a donation or ask questions may contact Colleen McKeown at 836-0136.


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