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Jun 26, 2017 05:09PM ● By Elena Hutslar

Pleasant Hill Community Foundation Presents Community Grant Awards

The Pleasant Hill Community Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary with its annual Community Grant Awards at the Celebrating Your Community event on May 16. The proceeds from the annual fund appeal provided funding for these recipients and projects: 

·      All in Need Family Support: Trunk or Treat, trick or treating for youth with special needs

·      Boy Scouts of America: College Park welcoming map display kiosks, Eagle Scout project

·      Choice in Aging: Fun in the Sun/Safe in the Shade, shade canopies

·      College Park High School: Grad Night scholarships for seniors to attend

·      Diablo Theatre Company: Sing Out portable stage pieces for Beauty & the Beast production

·      4th of July Commission: 4th of July festivities in Pleasant Hill

·      Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library: Pleasant Hill Reads book give-away for summer reading program

·      Monument Crisis Center: Safety Net Project services for 150 Pleasant Hill families, including food, after school programming, and senior programming

·      Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District: special recreation Halloween Dance, with DJ, photo booth, and refreshments for adults with special needs

·      Project 2nd Chance: adapted classics collection update, CDs for adults learning to read

·      Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center: beautification project, landscaping

·      Senior Center: Fitness for All, free fitness classes

·      Teen Center: Gardening Center, supplies for a vegetable garden

In addition, a special award was given to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for their Science, Arts & Math Program at Fair Oaks Elementary School. This award is given annually from the Mary Walters Memorial Fund. Mary was a former board and AAUW member who had a soft spot for the children at Fair Oaks.

Community Grant Awards Chair Betty Geishirt Cantrell stated, “The Pleasant Hill Community Foundation is very thankful to all the people who have generously donated. Their philanthropy has enabled us to provide much needed support to our local community organizations. We are also celebrating our 30th anniversary this year and are proud of the positive impact we have been able to make in Pleasant Hill all these years.”

Find out more about the many projects, grants, and scholarships given out over the past 30 years by visiting If you are interested in joining the board of directors, please email for an application at [email protected]


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