Awarded Grants

2019
Columbia Elementary School $10,000 STEAM Lab
Habitat for Humanity Tuolumne County $30,000 Home Repair Program
Lighthouse Ministries $7,500 Community Meals & Food Pantry
TeenWorks $5,000 Mentor Development
St. James Episcopal Church $13,636 Shower Bus Utilities
Groveland Community Services District $20,000 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Bottle Filling Station
Grace Fund $25,000 Giving Respect And Caring Encouragement to Tuo. Co. Residents
Center for a Nonviolent Community $14,000 Reroof Emergency Shelter
TCSOS SmileKeepers $10,526 Program Days at Enrichment Center
Athletic Scholarship Foundation of Tuo. Co. $6,000 Tuo. Co. Youth Sports Scholarships
Christian Heights Church $10,000 Free Community Meals
Sonora High School $3,030 2019 Sober Graduation
Summerville High School $1,425 2019 Sober Graduation
Groveland Trail Heads $30,000 First Phase of Ferretti Non-Motorized Trail System
Adult & Teen Challenge, Faith Home Network $60,000 Jamestown Center
VFW Post 4748 $6,000 9/11 Global War on Terrorism Memorial Security System
We Care Sober Living Recovery Home $15,000 Program Support
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tuolumne County $20,000 Transportation Vehicle
Stanislaus County Office of Education $5,000 Foothill Horizons Outdoor School
2018
Tu. Co. Superintendent of Schools $5,825 STEM – TOPS (3-year)
Lighthouse Ministries $5,000 Community Dinners
Catholic Charities $65,292 Wellness Program
GRACE Fund $25,000 Giving residents a Hand Up
Sonora Elementary School $7,750 Mindfulness for Classrooms
Sierra Foothills Residential Care $6,805 Remodel Projects
ATCAA $50,000 Food Bank
Christian Heights Church $10,000 Community Meals
Sonora High School $3,375 Sober Grad
Summerville High School $2,535 Sober Grad
Life Hope Clinic Fund $8,000 Malpractice Insurance for Drs.
County of Tuolumne $21,125 Digitize U.D. 1946-2005
Sierra Repertory Theatre $25,000 Youth/Seniors & Theatre Ed.
Give Someone a Chance $8,000 Shower Bus Pilot Program
Make-A-Wish $7,500 Wish for a Tuo. Co. Child
MYACT $10,000 Scholarships, Music Licenses, etc.
Tuo. Co. Superintendent of Schools $10,526 Smile Keepers Add’l Services
Friends of the Animal Community $18,000 Spay & Neuter Voucher Program
Northside Pet Connection $7,000 Spay & Neuter Voucher Program
Highway 108 Fire Safe Council $7,000 Wildfire Preparedness & Prevention Education
Hidden Treasures of the Sierras $10,000 Youth Programs at MLRJDF
Humane Society of Tuolumne County $25,000 Emergency Operations (with donor match)
Children’s Holiday Party $10,000 Elaine Symons Baker Award
Tuolumne Trails $40,000 Irving J. Symons Award
2017
GRACE Fund $25,000 Assistance for unmet needs of Tuolumne County residents.
Lighthouse Ministries $5,000 Community Meals
Groveland Comm. Services Dist. $17,000 Surfacing Material – playground
Christian Heights $10,000 Community Meals
Sonora High School $3,600 Sober Grad
Summerville High School $1,605 Sober Grad
Sierra Repertory Theatre $40,000 2017 Irving J. Symons Award
Central Sierra Search & Rescue $10,911 Equipment
First Pres. Church of the 49ers $15,000 Community Dinners
Visiting Hospitalized Veterans $2,000 Gifts for Hospitalized Veterans
ATCAA $10,000

Summer Homeless Count

Sierra Senior Providers $30,000 Meals on Wheels Shortfall
Sierra Bible Church $5,000 Financial Literacy Education Program
Big Dreams Playground $40,000 Accessible Playground
Children’s Holiday Party $4,400 2017 Children’s Holiday Party
Cal. State Railroad Museum $15,000 1897 Railtown – 2017 Polar Express
We Care Sober Living $15,000 Program Support
Sonora Odd Fellows Foundation $7,000 Foster Youth Prom Program
Spiritual Roads $30,000 Recovery for Addictions
Habitat for Humanity $10,000 2017 Elaine Symons Baker Award
YES Partnership $10,000 2017 Elaine Symons Baker Award
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park $15,000 2017 Polar Express (114 kids)
Interfaith $10,000 Cash and Coat Drive
2016
Lighthouse Ministries $7,500 Community Meals
THCSD – Twain Harte CERT $5,000 Radio Communication System
Catholic Charities $25,000 GRACE Fund
TeenWorks $20,000 Mentoring Program
Christian Heights $10,000 Community Meals
Sonora High Golden Regiment $15,000 Sousaphones
ICES $8,000 IT Infrastructure
Sierra Repertory Theatre $10,000 Community and Youth Programs
ATCAA Food Bank $14,500 Walk-In Cooler and Refrigerated Truck
Sonora High School $3,300 Sober Grad
Summerville High School $2,475 Sober Grad
Sonora Lions $20,000 Tree Mortality Aid Progam
Sierra Senior Providers $20,000 Senior Nutrition and Transportation
Children’s Holiday Party $21,959 Salel Building Repair & Equipment
SRMC $100,000 Cancer Center and Outpatient Pavilion
ATCAA Food Bank $25,000 Refrigerator Truck
TC Deferari Archives $12,000 Digitize Gold Rush newspapers
Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Dist. $11,888 Lucas 2 Chest Compression System
Sonora Vets Helping Vets $10,000 Elaine Symons Baker Award 2016
Smile Keepers $25,000 Irving J. Symons Award 2016
Chirdren’s Holiday Party- Bikes $15,000 Irving J. Symons Award 2016
Railtown 1897 $15,000 Polar Express Charity Ride
2015
Tu. Co. Arts Alliance $10,000 Low Power Arts Radio Station
Sierra Senior Providers $42,500 Senior Nutrition and Transportation
Lighthouse Ministries $15,000 Community Dinners
Sonora High School $3,270 Sober Grad Party
Christian Heights $20,000 Community Meals
GRACE Fund $25,000 Anonymous Match
Summerville Hgh School $2,160 Sober Grad Party
HealthLitNow $15,080 Evolution of Projects
Sierra Repertory Theatre $30,000 Community and Youth Programs
Visiting Hospitalized Veterans $2,000 Gifts for Hospitalized Veterans
ATCAA $30,000 Central Sierra Connect
City of Sonora $15,000 Sonora Opera Hall Exterior
Jamestown School District $25,000 Jamestown Family Resource Center
Sonora Vets Helping Vets $10,000 Vet Center Start-Up
Sonora Regional Medical Center $500,000 Cancer Center and Outpatient Pavilion
Spiritual Roads $25,000 Addiction Recovery
HealthLitNow $5,000 Grant Writer
Sonora Sunrise Rotary Club Ftn $17,900 ML Community Center Assessment
ATCAA $26,000 Youth Mental Health First Aid
Tuolumne County Archives $10,000 Irving J. Symons Award 2015
WINGS $10,000 Irving J. Symons Award 2015
CNVC $10,000 Irving J. Symons Award 2015
Tu. Co. Sheriff’s Comm. Service $10,000 Elaine Symons Baker Award 2015
Children’s Holiday Party $5,200 Annual Children’s Christmas Party
Railtown 1897 $15,000 Polar Express 2015
2014
Catholic Charities $20,000 Community Cares Coalition – 2nd year
Lighthouse Ministries $15,000 Community Meals
FOAC $20,000 Start-Up Expenses of PAWS INN
ICES $10,000 Succession Planning
SNPS $1,600 Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
Sonora Cat Rescue $10,000 Trap Neuter and Return Program
Jamestown Promotion Club $1,000 Walk of Fame Medallion
Economic Prosperity Council $22,000 Knowledge Lab Equipment
Mind Matters $8,000 Program Support
Christian Heights $20,000 Community Meals
Sierra Senior Providers $40,000 Senior Nutrition and Transportation
Habitat for Humanity $20,000 Doors and Windows – PFV
GRACE Fund $25,000 Social Services Safety Net
Summerville High School $2,265 Sober Grad 2014
Sonora High School $3,240 Sober Grad 2014
Tu. Co. Archives $10,000 Moveable Shelving Unit
Visiting Hospitalized Veterans $1,500 Gifts for Hospitalized Veterans
Tu. Co. Historical Society $5,000 88 Days Mark Twain Finds His Voice
Sierra Repertory Theatre $30,000 Expand Youth Programs
Tu. Co. Archives $6,400 Digitize Carlo DeFerrari’s Historical Index Cards
TeenWorks $30,540 Program Expansion
We Care Sober Living $15,000 Program Support
Sierra HOPE $5,168 Permanent Supportive Housing
Center for a Non Violent Comm. $50,000 Capacity Building
Sonora 49er Rotary Club $5,000 Dictionaries
Spiritual Roads $15,000 Recovery from Addiction
Little Womens Club $8,680 Program Support
ReHorse Rescue $28,000 Feed/Hand and Hooves Program
Twain Harte Comm. Services District $9,700 THA-CERT Dual-Axle Cargo Trailer
Smile Keepers $25,000 Match for Program Support
Sonora Lions Club $16,000 Refurbish Rocca Park Gazebo
Stage 3 Theatre $13,000 Upgrade Theatre
Sierra Repertory Theatre $10,000 Elaine Symons Baker Community Impact Award – 2014
WATCH $20,000 Irving J. Symons Award – 2014
We Care Sober Living $20,000 Irving J. Symons Award – 2014
Children’s Holiday Party $4,800 2014 Children’s Holiday Party
Kiwanis Childspree $1,000 Program Support
California State Railroad Museum $10,000 Polar Express – Railtown 1897 – 90 kids ride free
2013
CA State Railroad Museum $75,000 Railtown 1897 Historic Park
Tu. Co. Historical Society $3,225 Gold Country Black Heritage Exhibit
Lighthouse Ministries $10,600 Food Program
TC Sheriff Search and Rescue $31,455 Training and Equipment
Little Women’s Club $3,890 Program Support
Volunteer Luncheon $1,600 Lifetime Achievement Award
Sonora Lions Club $11,495 Renovation of Lions Park
Sonora Regional Medical Ctr. $10,000 Co. Community Health Assessment
Habitat for Humanity $10,000 Doors and Windows -Parrots Ferry
Friends of Animal Community $5,000 Animals
Mother Lode Fair $20,000 Improvements to the Livestock Area
Christian Heights Church $20,000 Community Meals
Sierra Senior Providers $20,000 Meals on Wheels Vehicle Maintenance
Mind Matters $8,000 Program Support
Sonora High School $3,480 2013 Sober Grad
Visiting Hospitalized Veterans $2,000 Gifts for Hospitalized Veterans
Sierra Repertory Theatre $30,000 Community and Youth Outreach
Film Fest Twain Harte $2,000 Marketing
WeCare Sober Living Recovery $15,000 Operations
FoCuS $5,168 Small Farm Potato Harvester
ATCAA $70,000 YES Partnership
Fractured Atlas $1,800 Mural-In-A-Day Education
Sonora High School $9,200 Golden Regiment Band Uniforms
Catholic Charities $5,000 RIM Fire – displaced Seniors
Summerville High School $1,875 Sober Grad 2013
Kiwanis Childspree $1,000 Back to School – children in need

Sierra Bible Church

$25,000 Food Pantry
Foothill Pregnancy Center $3,500 RN continuing Education
Children’s Holiday Party $5,800 2013 Children’s Holiday Party
MYACT $18,000 Org. Dev. & Facility Improvements
ATCAA $6,000 Youth and Family Program
Summerville High School $6,000 ASB Leadership Conference match
Southside Senior Services $10,000 Elaine Symons Baker Community Impact Award 2013
Interfaith $20,000 Irving J. Symons Award 2013
Honoring Mary Salvarezza
Catholic Charities $20,000 Irving J. Symons Award 2013
2012
Center for a Non Violent Comm. $ 21,516 Suicide Prevention Task Force
Tu. Co. Youth Football $10,000 Scholarships and Helmets
Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire District $4,500 CPR/AED Training Program
Mountain Youth & Community Theater $5,900 Script Fees & Microphones
Central Sierra Arts Council $4,500 2012 Sonora Art Trails
Economic Prosperity Council $4,000 AMGEN Tour – City of Sonora
Tenaya Elementary School $6,500 LED School Sign
Mind Matters $8,000 Services for Tu. Co. Residents
Christian Heights Church $20,000 “Free” Meals for Community
Friends of Animal Control $12,000 Boarding of Foster Animals
Give Every Child a Chance $15,000 Tutoring Program
Sierra Senior Providers $35,000 Meals on Wheels
Habitat for Humanity $5,000 Blitz Build – Volunteer Food
Sonora High School $5,205 Sober Grad
Summerville Sober Grad $2,326 Sober Grad
ATCAA – Transitional Living $3,900 Window Replacement
Central Sierra Arts Council $18,000 Programs and Exhibits
Interfaith $5,000 Computer System Upgrade
Sierra Repertory Theatre $30,000 Core Community Programs
Youth Sports Foundation $50,000 Dome Field Preparation for Seeding
Sonora High – Wildcat Club $10,000 New Weight Room Equipment
Tuolumne Park and Rec. Dist. $18,000 Wetlands Improvements
We Care Sober Living $3,900 Program Support
Friends of Tu. Co. Library $10,000 Elaine Symons Baker Award – Born to Read Program
Children’s Holiday Party $5,500 2012 Children’s Holiday Party
Catholic Charities $20,000 Community Cares Coalition
ATCAA Food Bank $100,000 Operational Support
YES Partnership $2,700 Community Feud Match
2011
Mother Lode Fair $34,216 Improvements to Livestock Area
ATCAA Food Bank $50,000 Operational Support
Ctr. for a Non Violent Comm. $40,824 Suicide Prevention Task Force
Foothill Pregnancy Center $5,000 matching – Supper 8 Dinners
Sonora Sunrise Rotary Foudtn $10,000 Community Park Project
Vietnam Veterans of America $5,000 American Veterans Traveling Tribute
Central Sierra Arts Council $1,000 Sonora Art Trails
Duende $4,000 Plays to Tuolumne Co. Schools
Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal Council $3,325 Native Plant Restoration Project
Woods Creek Little League $9,000 Repair Dugouts
County of Tuolumne $9,878 Shelving for De Ferrari Archives
Central Sierra Arts Council $4,000 Jo Mora Exhibit
Smile Keepers Program $25,000 matching – program support
Mind Matters $8,000 Operational Support – Tu. Co.
Central Sierra Arts Council $1,500 Veterans History Project
Sierra Repertory Theatre $15,000 Community Connections
Fire Safe Council Hwy 108 $10,000 Winter Storm Damage Clean-Up
ATCAA $10,000 Friday Night Live
We Care Sober Living Recovery Homes $20,000 2nd Home
Sonora High School $5,866 Sober Grad
Summerville High School $2,146 Sober Grad
City of Sonora $3,248 Ice Machine – Fire Depart. Volunteers
Visiting Hospitalized Veterans $1,500 Gifts for Hospitalized Veterans
ATCAA – Head Start $37,137 Equity – match for building
T.H. Community Services District $3,000 Twain Harte Community Garden
T.C. Behavioral Health $27,000 Senior Peer Counseling – 3rd year
Habitat for Humanity $20,000 Parrott’s Ferry Village Project
TuCare $2,000 Annual Summit
Christian Heights Church $20,000 Community Meals
Foothill Pregnancy Center $6,000 “Supper 8” Dinners match
Little Women’s Club $7,000 2nd year and new site
Economic Prosperity Council $6,000 Business Education Tools
Sonora High School District $32,966 ROP Wildland Fire Program
Summerville High School $6,230 Jazz at 8 – Capitol Christmas Tree Trip
ATCAA $20,000 Mentoring Works
Twain Harte Middle School $6,500 Upgrade Computer Lab
Sierra NonProfit Services $1,600 Lifetime Achievement Award
Make-A-Wish $5,000 Wish Granting Program for Tu. Co.
Youth Sports Foundation $2,553 Portable Pitching Mound
SRMC $10,000 Lifeline Service
Sierra Repertory Theatre $15,000 Student Matinees
Economic Development Company $5,500 Community Economic Development Assessment
ATCAA-Food Bank $22,599 Year-End Plea – Food Baskets and Refrigeration Truck
Catholic Charities $15,588 Transportation for Tu. Co. Seniors
2010
Mother Lode Fair $ 28,996 Improvements to Livestock Area
Diabetic Encounter $2,448 Awareness Program
Friends of Tu. Co. Library $5,000 Summer of Mark Twain
County of Tuolumne $8,000 Soap Box Derby Street Paving
Tuolumne River Trust $1,000 Paddle to the Sea
Interfaith $400 Community Garden
Sonora Police Department $5,000 Sonora Explorer Post #364 – Challenge
A-TCAA Food Bank $50,000 Operational Support
Ogopogo Foundation $10,000 Single Moms Auto Program
Mounted Dream Center $5,000 Vocational Training Program
Mind Matters $8,000 Operational Support
Sierra LifeNet $35,000 1st year Operations – $1 for $1 match
Sierra Waldorf School $3,000 Expand Nursery
Tu. Co. Youth Football/Cheer $6,000 Operational Support
Columbia Union School District $ 4,600 Gold Country Music Camp
Sonora Cat Rescue $1,500 SNAP Program
Sonora High School $5,506 Sober Grad Night
Summerville High School $2,100 Sober Grad Night
Sierra Repertory Theatre $15,000 Support Additional Guest Artists
Sierra NonProfit Services $5,000 one VISTA Position
We Care Sober Living Recovery Homes $10,000 General Support
ReHorse Rescue Ranch $7,500 Hay for Winter
Tu. Co. Behavioral Health $27,000 Senior Peer Counseling Program
Summerville High School $1,500 Storytelling for Film-Making
Tu. Co. Recreation Department $33,200 Upgrade Sonora Youth Center Playground
ATCAA $10,000 Mentoring Works
Center for a Non Violent Community $81,648 Suicide Prevention Task Force
ICES $12,500 Replace Heating and Cooling Equip.
WATCH $40,000 match – New Building
The Little Women’s Club $4,075 Program Development
Sierra NonProfit Services $1,600 Lifetime Achievement Award
Gold Rush Charter School $5,000 Animal Shelter
Habitat for Humanity $14,982 Phase 1 – Parrotts Ferry Village
Friday Night Live $11,973 Sources of Strength
Sonora High School $5,000 Bleachers
Childrens Holiday Party $6,000 Annual Children’s Christmas Party
Interfaith $10,000 Wood Delivery Truck
WATCH $25,000 In memory of Jane Symons
Visiting Hospitalized Veterans $1,500 Gifts for Veterans
2009
Sierra Senior Providers – Meals on Wheels $59,100 May SOS Campaign
ATCAA – Food Bank $210,600 May SOS Campaign
ATCAA – Housing Resources $107,815 May SOS Campaign
ATCAA – Energy Assistance Propane $49,485 May SOS Campaign
Interfaith – Wood Program $23,000 May SOS Campaign
Tu. Co. Health Department $63,193 Mobile Health Van
Sonora High School (Foundation) $50,000 Trek Across America – Match
ATCAA $27,500 Family Learning Center
Tu. Co. Supt. of Schools Office $2,900 Student Participation Events
TuCare $15,100 Tours for Kids
Foothill Pregnancy Center $13,274 Director of Client Services & Rent
Tu. Co. Sheriff’s CSU $16,000 Vehicle
Mother Lode Fair $31,530 Improve Livestock Area – 3 Years
Tuolumne County Probation Dept. $2,300 New Horizons After-School Program
Mountain Women’s Resource Center $40,000 TC Suicide Prevention Task Force
Boy Scouts of America Troop # 570 $1,000 Camping Equipment
New Life Lighthouse/Lighthouse Ministries $3,000 5-year plan – Consultant Fee
Sierra Repertory Theatre $20,000 1-year Core Support
Mother Lode Black Heritage Fdtn/SNPSC $4,000 Travel Expenses – Research
Columbia College Foundation $2,846 Dancing with  Tuol.County Stars 2009
WATCH $6,310 Business Operations Upgrade
Friends of Tu. Co. Library $2,000 Trivia Bee
Tu. Co. Economic Development Authority $5,000 Small Business Development Center
Tu. Co. Superintendent of Schools $6,000 Instruments K-5
Smile Keepers $25,000 Fundraising Match up to $25,000
Dawn’s Light $5,000 HOPE Pilot Project
TC Behavioral Health Dept. $30,000 Senior Peer Counseling
Sonora Cat Rescue $1,000 Spay and Neuter
Tenaya Elementary School $1,776 Clay Oven
Mentoring Works Program (ATCAA) $10,000 Mentoring Works Fundraising Match
Sonora High School District $3,645 Water Polo Equipment
Friday Night Live (ATCAA) $51,609 Sources of Strength Program
Shriners Hospitals for Children $5,125 Bolero Lift Bath Trolley
Sierra NonProfit Services $5,000 Grant Writing Course
TuCare $3,000 Annual Natural Resource Summit/ Tour
Sierra NonProfit Services $1,500 Lifetime Achievement Award
Sonora Regional Medical Center $30,000 Aquatic Therapy Pool
Tu. Co. Human Services Agency $4,000 Emergency Children’s Shelter
Summerville High School Connections Academy $3,500 Storytelling for Film Making
Interfaith $10,000 Elaine Symons Baker Award
Sonora Elementary School $2,500 Summit on Tu. Co. School District Shared Services
Sonora Area Foundation $2,000 Elaine Symons Baker Scholarship Fund
Sonora High School $5,924 Sober Grad
Summerville High School $2,324 Sober Grad
Irving J. Symons Award $33,590 Meals On Wheels Vans
Children’s Holiday Party $7,700 Annual Children’s Christmas Party
Community Feud $2,700 Watch
TOTAL $957,346
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