Grants

Grants from the Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) have provided support for hundreds of programs and organizations that serve Claremont and local surrounding communities.

Grants –Supporting Our Community

Since its founding over 25 years ago, the Claremont Community Foundation has provided support for hundreds of programs and organizations that serve Claremont and local surrounding communities. Examples of past projects we have funded include a Community Education Program that teaches local teens about dating violence, domestic violence and gender roles; an afterschool art enrichment program designed to improve the lives of underserved children; comprehensive support services for at-risk homeless families; a “Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet” outreach program; and an International Film Festival.

Funds for CCF grants are mainly generated by donor-designated and unrestricted contributions from caring individuals, businesses, and organizations in and around Claremont.  Amounts available for distribution vary from year to year, according to donations received and Board discretion.

Areas of Interest

Claremont Community Foundation grants are primarily awarded to support programs and projects in two fields of interest—Community Impact and Arts.

The Community Impact area responds to broad areas of need, including health, economic improvement, family and individual services, cultural and educational activities, and historical initiatives.

The Arts area supports projects intended to enhance the visual environment of the community and projects that increase participation in drama, dance, or musical performances.

We receive many inquiries each year about what makes a certain grant application stand out. These vary slightly year to year, based on many factors, and some years may be more specific than others. Always consistent is that we look for programs that will make a significant and lasting impact on our community. CCF wants to make a difference in areas not typically covered by grants from other nonprofits.

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