Claremont Community Foundation joins statewide foundation

The Claremont Community Foundation has partnered with the California Community Foundation as a regional affiliate, according to CCF.  This newly formed affiliation will position CCF to foster local philanthropy and strengthen the foothill communities.  CCF will benefit from the 100-year history of the California Community Foundation through access to philanthropic expertise, financial management, investment oversight, IRS and National Standards compliance, and legal knowledge.

The Claremont Community Foundation will maintain its independent foundation status and will continue to be led by a local board of directors. These leaders, according to CCF, understand the needs of the community and will work to identify local priorities and create plans to develop long-term.

“I am confident that combining the Claremont Community Foundation resources with the California Community Foundation will allow us to make a greater impact on our local community,” Paul Steffen, CCF chair of the board of directors said. “We look forward to being part of the California Community Foundation family.”

The Claremont Community Foundation was established in 1989 at the urging of the Claremont city council. At that time, the council was unable to support the high volume of organizations seeking funding. The council, along with the city manager, decided to work with citizens to form CCF to address the needs of many organizations in Claremont. Today, CCF continues to fulfill its mission to champion charitable giving to improve the quality of life in the community.

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