The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC) recently announced a distribution of grants totaling more than $12,000 as a part of CFGC’s summer grant cycle.
As a part of the grant cycle, twelve (12) organizations received funding as a part of the Community Grant program. Funding for the grants was provided primarily via the Foundation’s unrestricted Bob Bradford Fund and Forever Greene Fund, as well as distributions from the Cindy’s Wind Fund and Consol Energy Excellence in Education Fund. Additional support was provided by the Futures Fund, the Good for Greene Fund, the Fund for Arts & Culture, the Fund for Community and Economic Development, the Kathleen Hamilton Davis & William R. Davis Memorial Fund, the Fund for Children & Youth Services, and the Fund for Health and Human Service.
CFGC Board Chairman, Dr. Morris Harper, voiced his excitement regarding this latest distribution: “We are privileged at the Community Foundation of Greene County to be able support these programs and innovations. Educating our youth, assisting those recovering from illness, and bringing new cultural opportunities to Greene County are the desires that lay at our heart.”
Congratulations to the following recipients:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western PA – $1,000.00
The development of a county’s youth is among its highest priorities, laying a path to success for future generations by ensuring the efficacy of their education in the present. In recognition of this, a $1,000 grant from the Forever Greene Fund is awarded to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western PA for their school-based mentoring program.
Bobtown United Methodist Church – $500.00
The Community Youth Outreach program at Bobtown United Methodist Church provides a chance for children in Greene County to build healthy relationships in a safe, encouraging environment. A grant of $500 with support from the Futures Fund and the Forever Greene Fund is awarded to go towards this program.
Coalition for a Brighter Greene – $2,000.00
In order to more effectively combat the dangers of substance abuse, it is imperative that Greene County students receive the best education in substance abuse prevention possible. With support from the Good for Greene Fund, a Life Skills Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum will be made available to three different school districts within Greene County.
Flenniken Public Library – $1,000.00
In a world where technology-based skills drive innovation, familiarity with computer coding is an invaluable skill. Flenniken’s “Camp Code” after-school program, then, will offer Greene County students an opportunity to create wonderful new constructs while learning practical skills. Support for this grant was provided by the Forever Greene Fund.
Greene County Historical Society – $2,000.00
This grant will bring the “Stone to Steel Native American Cultural Weekend” program to Greene County. A chance to experience living history, the arrival of this program is made possible by support from the Good for Greene, Arts and Cultural, and Forever Greene Funds.
Laurel Highlands Council, BSA – $500.00
In recognition of the incredible importance of a well-rounded young population to a county, the Laurel Highlands Council will receive a $500 grant for its Comprehensive Youth Development program. Support for this grant was made possible by the Forever Greene Fund.
Nathanael Greene Community Development Corporation – $1,000.00
The ability of art to inspire new works of innovation and creativity while bringing individuals together in a common effort is well-known. The Nathanael Greene Community Development Corporation’s Art Blast on the Mon program provides an opportunity for all of these wonderful benefits to take place here in Greene County. Support for this $1,000 grant came from the Forever Greene Fund.
SOAR of Greene County – $500.00
Greene County’s beloved Aviation Day is an opportunity for residents of all ages to experience the incredible benefits of having a local airport. This year’s program will be supported by a grant with contributions from both the Community and Economic Development Fund and the Forever Greene Fund.
STARS Foundation – $2,000.00
The Community Foundation of Greene County is glad to support the STARS Foundation’s efforts to make a safe, educational environment available for Greene County’s most beloved residents. With their Support for this grant was derived from the Kathleen Hamilton Davis & William R. Davis Memorial Fund, the Children Youth & Families Fund, and the Forever Greene Fund.
Washington Hospital Foundation – $1,000.00
In order to provide safe, economic transportation for WHS Greene patients post-operation, the Washington Hospital Foundation’s Patient Transportation System will enter its second phase. Support for this grant was made possible by the Health and Human Services Fund, and the Forever Greene Fund.
Greene County Career & Technology Center – $500.00
As students at the Greene County Career and Technology Center continue to grow in their understanding of their future profession, it is absolutely essential that they have access to the latest in technology and learning resources. Thanks to a grant made possible by Consol Excellence in Education Fund, those hopes will be realized.
First Assembly of God Church – $500.00
It is imperative for any healthy community to support and encourage its young women as they grow into adulthood. Thanks to a grant made possible by the Cindy’s Wind Fund, First Assembly of God Church’s “Girls Impact” ministry will be able to provide that critical developmental resource to our community.
These grants are just part of more than $275,000 in grants and scholarships awarded during 2016 through various endowed designated funds, donor advised funds, scholarship funds, and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program grants and scholarships.
Since 2001, CFGC has been able to award $3 million in grants and scholarships that have helped meet the needs and improve lives of Greene County residents.
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