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Calaveras Mentoring Foundation

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The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Tax ID #80-0512251, and all donations are fully tax deductible.

Where does my donation go? All contributions directly support the safety and success of our program participants and friendships. Your donation goes toward recruiting and screening volunteer mentors and matching, monitoring and supporting mentors and mentees with training, field trips and mentor counsel.


Become a Friend Forever

An important step in securing the future of our Mentoring Programs is our pledge program for sustained giving. We have named our program "Friends Forever" because that is what both the Mentoring Programs and the Mentoring Foundation are working to create. In this program you may set up a monthly recurring donation. This is an easy way for you to split up your yearly donation while giving steady support to our Mentoring Programs as a FRIEND FOREVER.


Sponsor and attend our fundraisers

The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation fundraisers include the O.A.R.S. Mokelumne River Rafting Adventure, THE PARTY, and the Murphys Homecoming Duck Races. Support mentoring in Calaveras County by sponsoring and attending an event. You'll have a blast!


Become a Mentor Rewards Partner

Are you a local business owner? Matches spend time together in the community building their friendship. Show your support by offering a discount to our mentors and mentees on their outings together.  Please contact us at or 209-736-6078.

Our Current Mentor Rewards Partners

JoMa's Artisan Ice Cream

Pickle Patch Deli

Sierra Nevada Adventure Company (SNAC) Arnold

Family 4 Fitness

Bistro Espresso

Bret Harte Aquatic Center

Bruce Tallakson- Tax Services

Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort

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Charis and Kristin enjoying a pottery class generously donated by Amanda Sedgwick-Muale and Quyle Kilns in Murphys, CA.

Read a recent article about our Mentor Rewards Partner Program! Thank you to all the community organizations who help our matches happen!

Leave a legacy

Your legacy can make a difference, too. A planned gift to the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation ensures a future for our Mentoring Programs and creates your own legacy of support. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase.

If you’re considering making the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation part of your trust, bequest, or endowment, please contact us at or 209-736-7706.


Be a Mentor

Do you have 2 hours a week to spend on fun activities with a young person? The Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program is our program for kids in 1st through 12th grades, and the SWAG program is for young adults ages 16-21. The first step to apply or learn more about either program is to attend a one-hour Info Session.

Not ready to mentor yet? It takes more than mentors for matches to happen! Check out the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program page for a list of other ways to get involved.


Thank you for your support!

Calaveras Community Foundation

Prevent Child Abuse Council Calaveras

Dignity Health/Mark Twain Medical Center


Sponsors of the PARTY 2017

Dr. William Griffin

Dr. Andrew McCoy

Marian Coahran

Richard and Margret Mills

Dave and Dereen DeSchryver

Wayne and Sandy Fuller

Tamara Green

Donna Shannon

Mark Twain Medical Center

Bank of Stockton

Calaveras County Office of Education

Janet Cuslidge of CENTURY 21 Sierra Properties

California Waste Recovery Systems

Sierra Hills Market & Deli and Angels Food Market

Sonora Regional Medical Center


Thank you! We deeply appreciate your contribution and friendship!




The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation

is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the mentoring programs in Calaveras County.

In 2010, a group of interested citizens came together to form the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Tax ID #80-0512251.

Current board members are: Bruce Tallakson, Regina Roberts, Peggy Lucas, Kathryn Eustis, Donna Shannon, Ashley Mellin, Sue Rivera.