The Common Good Community Foundation

The Common Good Community Foundation is a community-based organization that facilitates the funding and development of programs and projects of an enduring nature that serve and enrich communities within Plumas County, CA. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible.

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Contact Information:

(530) 394-8389

364 Johnsville Road, Blairsden, CA 96103

About Us:

The Common Good Community Foundation is a community-based organization that facilitates the funding and development of programs and projects of an enduring nature that serve and enrich communities within Plumas County, CA.  As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible.  Our IRS EIN# is 46-0562482.


Established in 2012, the Common Good Community Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation organized to support activities in areas related, but not limited to, the arts, education and public lectures, senior services, health care and animal welfare. 

Our mission is to encourage and develop local philanthropy and serve as a conduit through which charitable funds can be distributed to meet the needs of the Plumas County community.  In doing so, we want to build a legacy of support to ensure that worthwhile and valuable programs and projects continue to enrich our community for generations to come.

We are both a grant maker and a vehicle for donors to accomplish their philanthropic goals.  We seek to link people who care with community projects and programs that matter.  We partner with donors to ensure their gifts are distributed as specified and have maximum impact within the community.  We in turn work closely with grantees to ensure that all funds are expended according to grant guidelines for the benefit of the community.  We handle the administrative and accounting details so donors can focus on the rewarding aspects of giving. 

We keep our administrative expenses to an absolute minimum and invest over 95% of all donations back into the community via funding awards to local organizations and projects.  We are able to accomplish this because we are a volunteer organization and as such, we do not incur employee-related expenses.  We also do not incur typical monthly expenses, such as office rent and utilities.  We are therefore able to maximize the impact of all donations for the benefit of the community.  


Colleen McKeown, Founder & President
Carol Snow, Secretary
Jeanne Fagliano, Treasurer
Susan Christensen, Board Member



There are many ways to give, including cash, securities, real property, stocks, charitable trusts, beneficiary designation and bequests.  All offer tax advantages and we will work with you to determine which option for giving best suits your charitable and financial goals.  Gifts can be made in memory of a loved one, friend or colleague and can remain anonymous should the donor so desire.


The Common Good Community Foundation provides grants for non-profit organizations within Plumas County for activities and projects that are related, but not limited to, arts and culture, animal welfare, education and scholarships, senior citizen services and medical services. 

There are two funding cycles per calendar year.  Funding requests are accepted in May and November, with grant awards made in June and December.   Grant applications must be received or postmarked by May 31st for the spring fundng cycle or November 30th for the winter funding cycle.  

The Common Good Community Foundation Guidelines:

  • Only non-profit organizations may apply for funding and a valid Federal Tax ID# is required.
  • Please be aware that organizations may or may not be funded at the level requested, depending on the number of grant applications received and the total amount of funding available.
  • Organizations receiving funding will be required to complete an expense report once all funds have been expended, but not later than one year from the date of funding.  Future funding requests will not be accepted until expense reports from prior funding cycles have been submitted.  
  • Mail applications to The Common Good Community Foundation, 364 Johnsville Rd., Blairsden, CA, 96103, or email them to  â€‹     

The Common Good Community Foundation does NOT fund the following:

  • Grants in excess of $1,500
  • More than one grant to the same organization in a two year period
  • Religious or political activities
  • Other foundations or service clubs
  • Debt reduction
  • Grants to individuals
  • Fundraising activities
  • Multiple grant requests from the same organization
  • Multi-year grants


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