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Philanthropic foundation saves popular Tuolumne County recreation program
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A popular summer program for children offered by the Tuolumne County Recreation Department will be able to start in July thanks to a...more

Gereon Rios Memorial Scholarship Fund
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The fund, which grants scholarships to Sonora High School students pursuing art, is a fitting tribute to a man whose professional life was a blending...more

Sonora Area Foundation Gifts Several Community Programs
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Sonora, CA — Seven nonprofits are sharing over $100,000 in grant awards from Sonora Area Foundation's latest funding round. The SAF board...more

SAF Executive Director Will Detail Record Setting Year And Plans On Horizon
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Sonora, CA — 2018 was in many ways a record breaking year for the Sonora Area Foundation when it comes to community grants and...more

Millions Given In 2018 Grants
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Before we say our final farewell to 2018 let's review what turned out to be a record setting year at Sonora Area Foundation. At our December...more

Over $2 Million Donated In Record Breaking Year For Sonora Area Foundation
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Sonora, CA — Sonora Area Foundation Executive Director Darrell Slocum has reviewed 2018 and reports it was a record setting year for...more

Forming Partnerships, Near and Far
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Grants have been made from the fund to support: the three Tuolumne County FFA chapters, the Columbia College Promise Scholarship and...more

Shower bus program receives grant
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The Sonora Area Foundation on Tuesday gave Give Someone A Chance $8,000 to allow the organization to offer showers to children 18 and...more

Sonora Area Foundation Awards 52% More In Scholarship Monies
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Sonora, CA — With an eye on investing in the Mother Lode's future leaders a local community foundation has broken its own record for...more

Foundations, donor team up to send Summerville students to 'Mock Trial' competition
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T he Summerville High School Foundation recently partnered with Sonora Area Foundation and an anonymous donor to award a Bear Grant of $3,100 to Summerville's Mock Trial Team, one of the largest...more

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