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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.




Join us on Sunday, May 26 at Vida Buena Farm in Vallecito for a casual and festive PARTY for youth mentoring! 

Tickets to chow down and kick up your heels are $40 each.

There will be a live auction, music, dinner by Outer Aisle catering and a raffle. The lucky person who purchases the key that opens our treasure chest will win a week in Nashville or New Orleans (their choice). Only 200 keys will be sold @ $50 each - call 209-736-7706 or email for more information!


PARTY “Pardners” 2019

Thanks to all our generous sponsors!


Trail Boss $2,000

Angela and Marv Hanson

Spur Pardner $1,500

Tad and Jane Bottomley-Winans

Mark Twain Medical Center

Two-Step Pardner $1,000

Richard and Margaret Mills

Cowpoke Pardner $500

John Adams and Rhoda Nussbaum

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Everything is just DUCKY!

The Duck Races is a fabulous day of fun in the sun in Murphys Creek, part of Murphys Homecoming every 3rd Saturday in July. Join us!

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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

Mike's Pizza in Angels Camp

Roundtable Pizza in Valley Springs, Angels Camp, Arnold and Jackson

Firewood in Murphys

IntelligentBody Yoga Studio in Murphys

Quyle Kilns in Murphys

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

Charis and Kristin enjoying a pottery class generously donated by Amanda Sedgwick-Maule 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.


check out our past fundraisers

Community support has always been the strength of our program!



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: Regina Roberts, John Adams, Amy Roggow, Peggy Lucas, Kathryn Eustis, Donna Shannon, and Sue Rivera.