Invested in Your Community

Addressing Needs

Helping the Community Thrive

Supporting the Arts

Creating Impact

Uplifting Others

Building Partnerships

For nearly 30 years, the Claremont Community Foundation has worked diligently to address the most pressing needs in Claremont and beyond, encouraging civic engagement and philanthropy and partnering with donors and investors to fulfill financial and charitable goals.


Dear Community Members,

We want to express our sincere gratitude to you for being part of the 30 year history of the Claremont Community Foundation. What began in 1989 blossomed into an organization that has provided so much good to our community. Many of you have volunteered with the foundation and made financial contributions and we thank you for being an integral part of the CCF legacy.

After much deliberation the Board has decided to gift the remainder of the endowment through regular and large scale transformative grants, which will bring CCF’s mission to completion. This was not an easy decision, but it allows us a meaningful opportunity to serve our charitable mission with a lasting effect. With the era of CCF coming to a close, we will make every effort to make a positive impact in our geographic area and continue to improve lives in our community.

With that in mind, the grant process this year will be an exciting one. Historically, CCF grant awards have averaged $1-5k. This year, we will offer grants up to $30k, and in addition will award a limited number of $50k “super grants.” For more information, visit our website or attend our Information Session on Sept. 5 at 12pm. We encourage you to apply for grants this year as a way to continue the legacy of CCF in the community through the work of all the wonderful foundations and other nonprofits doing their best to continue improving the lives of people in the community.


The Board of the Claremont Community Foundation


A Chat with Suzanne Christian 

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Party Parade 2019