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CCF donors make impact to community programs

The Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) granted a total of $17,400 to social sector organizations in its 2012 grant cycle. Grant awards were made possible with donor contributions and a variety of successful fundraising activities throughout the year.

Serving as a member of the CCF Grants Committee, Marsha Fox, president and CEO of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California, identified a funding request from Pilgrim Place for its Harps for the Spirit Outreach program.

An award to the Monte Vista Adult Development Center enabled the center to purchase a new Hover Power Lift. Claremont Meals on Wheels continues to subsidize needy individuals with mid-day meals with funds their program received through a CCF grant award. Twelve women from Crossroads, Inc. collaborated with 20 Claremont College students to plan, prepare and cook weekly vegetarian meals through a CCF grant.

Grant funding to Foothill Family Shelter enabled the shelter to conduct maintenance and repairs to apartments for 20 adults and 25 children in the Stepping Stones program. The shelter also assisted 5772 low-income individuals with one bag of food per month—enough food to feed a family of 4 for one week.

Other organizations received financial support for special initiatives and programs including: City of Claremont Human Services Phestival of the Arts & Multicultural Program; Claremont After-School Parent Involvement program; Claremont Museum of Art  Mid-Century Modern Art & Design exhibitions; First Street Gallery, Volunteerism and Career Development in the Arts; Inland Valley Repertory Theater, free student tickets to Arthur Miller’s play All My Sons; Shoes That Fit, backpacks for back-to-school; and the Claremont Symphony Orchestra Mobile Instrument Display for Community Outreach.

Ann Joslin, grants committee chair, stated, “The CCF Board of Directors is grateful for our donors’ support and trust, and we are privileged to share a partnership in fulfilling their financial and charitable goals through effective philanthropy and civic engagement.”

For more information on CCF, its programs or how to donate, visit www.claremontfoundation.org or call 398-1060. CCF is located at 205 Yale Ave., Claremont.

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