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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.

There are lots of ways to give!  Make a one-time donation, become a Friend Forever with a recurring donation, sponsor and/or attend one of our fundraising events, join as a Mentor Rewards Partner, or apply to be a mentor.

We would also be honored to work with you to arrange for inclusion in a will or trust.  Contact us today.


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. Help us weave a stronger community, one friendship at a time.



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!


Planned Giving

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.

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.

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Be a Mentor

Do you have 2 hours a week to spend on fun activities with a young person? Learn about community-based mentoring programs offered in Calaveras County.

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.

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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, from left to right: Bruce Tallakson, Barbaranne Zem, Peggy Lucas, Kathryn Eustis, Donna Shannon, Ashley Mellin, Sue Rivera.


See some fundraisers from our past!