Grantee Testimonials

“The Claremont Community Foundation grant is core to supporting our Volunteerism and Career Development in the Arts project. This program allows us to connect career building and art education, develop client’s confidence and broaden their interaction skills, which are all necessary skills our clients use in their daily lives.”

Rebecca Hamm, Program Director

First Street Gallery Art Center


The Claremont Community Foundation grant assisted Claremont Meals on Wheels in “subsidizing some of our needy clients.  Because of the CCF Grant, we were able to provide subsidies to 15 clients.”

Bob Schirripa, President

Claremont Meals on Wheels


“The work I do is about women and the opportunity for change. It is personal, involving the individual as well as the community. As an integral part of Claremont, CCF partners with Crossroads, not just providing needed funding for programs, but through opportunities for involvement with the larger community.”

Sister Terry Dodge, SSL, Executive Director

Crossroads, Inc.


“Thanks to the Claremont Community Foundation’s grant, Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Company (IVRT) will expand its Educational Outreach program this year to make live theater available to students in our community. Local students will have the opportunity to receive free tickets to attend a performance of an important literary work, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.

Donna Marie Minano, Executive Director

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre


“Support from the Claremont Community Foundation for “Harps for the Spirit,” at Pilgrim Place will help us expand outreach to seriously and chronically ill people in our community. This form of palliative care has demonstrated that it can reduce stress, anxiety, and pain – we want more people to know about it and use it!”

Joyce Yarborough, Vice President for Advancement

Pilgrim Place