The El Dorado Community Foundation’s El Dorado Hills Cabinet recently awarded its first grants.
In response to the outreach to local nonprofits organizations, service clubs, schools and churches in the area, cabinet members received 19 returned requests for funding.
“All of us in the cabinet were pleased to receive so many quality applications from such a wide variety of organizations with wonderful program and project plans, but it was difficult then to choose among them,” said Cabinet Chair Georgi Knight, who serves with John Black, Shelbi Bennett and Jeff England, all of whom reside in El Dorado Hills.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the caliber of these community-minded individuals who have stepped forward to assist us in accomplishing our mission to make informed, knowledgeable grants for the benefit of the people in the El Dorado Hills area,” said foundation Executive Director Bill Roby of the cabinet. “And, of course, it is always an honor for us when we can match the passion of our donors to the needs of the larger community.”
The El Dorado Hills Cabinet had $10,000 available to grant from the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund this first year. “The cabinet is thrilled to have this endowment designed to give back to the community of El Dorado Hills, and the opportunity to grant from it, for years to come,” Knight said.
The following community groups received grants:
Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Youth ShelterBox Project, $500
Run For Courage Human Trafficking Education, $1,500
Hands4Hope Youth Center $2,000
Marina Village Middle School WEB & Club Live Programs $1,500
EDH Firefighters Association’s Every 15 Minutes $1,000
Folsom Symphony EDH Town Center Concert Series $1,000
Assistance League Sports Locker Program $2,000
Clarksville Historical Society Cemetery Fencing $500
The El Dorado Community Foundation is a non-profit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service. It pools gifts from donors, invests the money wisely and returns the profits back to the community in the form of grants to non-profits, schools and service organizations serving the residents of El Dorado County. The principal keeps growing, thereby creating a permanent funding stream for worthy organizations, programs and services. Funding for this year’s El Dorado Hills grants were a direct result of gifts from donors to the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund. Gifts of any amount can be made at any time to any of the foundation’s 170 funds.
For more information about the foundation and the work it does visit eldoradocf.org.