Grants

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

Funds for CCF grants are mainly generated by donor-designated and unrestricted contributions from caring individuals, businesses, and organizations in and around Claremont.

Areas of Interest

Claremont Community Foundation grants are primarily awarded to support programs and projects in two fields of interest, Community Impact and Arts. Each area of interest has its own fund for awarding grants.

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

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

Individuals and families with particular charitable interests have the latitude to establish Donor Advised Funds by which they can provide continuing support to their cause of choice.  CCF is here to assist and support donors’ personal philanthropy goals.

Supporting Organizations

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.

CCF awards grants through donor-advised funds established by individuals or groups for a specific purpose, through the Foundation's fundraising efforts, or through the Community Impact and Arts funds. CCF grants benefit education, youth and family services, seniors, musicians, artists, the art-appreciating public, developmentally and physically disabled children and adults, historical and cultural preservation, animal welfare, healthcare, and the natural environment.

Examples of projects include a Prevention and Community Education Program aimed at teaching local teens about teen dating violence, domestic violence and gender roles being conducted by House of Ruth and an afterschool art enrichment program designed to improve the lives of underserved children in Pomona called ArtLink being conducted by the dA Center for the Arts. 

Other programs/projects supported include the School of Theology’s annual Whitehead International Film Festival, the Foothill Family Shelter’s Stepping Stone Program that provides 120-day transitional housing and comprehensive support services for at-risk homeless families, and the Inland Pacific Ballet’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet” outreach program.

According to the CCF, projects are selected in two fields of interest, Community Impact and Arts.  The Community Impact Fund addresses broad areas of need, including health, economic improvement, family and individual services, cultural and educational activities and historical initiatives.  The Arts Fund supports projects intended to enhance the visual environment of the community and projects that increase access to drama, dance or musical performances.

Funding for grant awards is generated by both donor-designated as well as unrestricted contributions from caring citizens, businesses and organizations.  Amounts available for distribution vary from year to year, according to donations received and Board discretion.

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