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Grants available for El Dorado Hills-based non-profits

By From page B7 | May 22, 2013

The El Dorado Community Foundation is proud to announce its first granting opportunity designed specifically for El Dorado Hills-based organizations that meet the definition of charitable organizations as defined by the federal government and whose programs or services support or enhance the community of El Dorado Hills.  Requests for proposals are now open.

The foundation has been serving the residents of El Dorado County for more than 20  years and is currently in the process of creating a cabinet whose mission will be devoted to serving the needs and the charitable passions of the residents of El Dorado Hills.  The foundation has developed a successful cabinet model in South Lake Tahoe and intends to emulate that success in El Dorado Hills with the assistance and collaboration of its Board of Directors, El Dorado Hills community leaders and El Dorado Hills organizations. A South Lake Tahoe Endowment has grown to a maturity level that makes it possible for the foundation to grant a minimum of $60,000 per year to benefit their community.

A total of $10,000 is available in the El Dorado Hills Area Fund for granting in 2013. Individual grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded in July. A simple grant application is available online at eldoradocf.org or at the foundation office, 312 Main St., Suite 201, Placerville. Proposals must reach the El Dorado Community Foundation office by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14.

The El Dorado Community Foundation is a designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit that currently administers over 170 funds and grants more than $650,000 per year to local as well as national nonprofits. Visit the website to view the 2011-12 Community Voices Annual Report, granting statistics, a list of funds and a link to the successful Women’s Fund El Dorado site. Executive Director Bill Roby can be reached by calling (530) 622-5621.

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