The FCCF Has Awarded $93,150 in Grants So Far in 2017
The Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) has awarded $93,150 in grants to local nonprofit organizations so far in 2017. Grant applications will continue to be accepted and dollars will be awarded throughout the year.
The Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) granted $30,000 to the Fulton Economic Development Corporation to assist in building Centennial Park, a new development on the corner of 9th and Main Street in downtown Rochester. The new green space will include native plant life, benches, stone pathways, repurposed wrought iron fencing, and outdoor art displays. New parking spaces, portable restrooms, and food vendor access will be available at the rear of the park as well. Possible plans for the park could include a pavilion or stage awning, where outdoor concerts and other events could be held.
The FCCF awarded $5,000 to Fulton County Leadership Academy (FCLA) for its Cutshall Park Project. A group from FCLA will erect a 24 x 30 picnic shelter at the Cutshall Park in Akron. This shelter will be located near the entrance to the park at the start of the newly constructed disc golf course. The construction of the shelter will allow facilitation of outdoor park activities, such as summer education programs, disc golf tournaments, family and community group picnics, and other gatherings.
Another $5,000 award was given to Fulton County Department of Parks and Recreation for the reconstruction of a building at Aubbeenaubbee Landing County Park. The group will convert the building into a pavilion. The group will also construct an additional parking area. Since 2000, the park department has acquired eight properties, which have been combined into three parks and two nature preserves. The new pavilion and parking lot will enable public use of the park.
In addition to having fun in Fulton County parks, families in the community can also enjoy themselves at the Kewanna H.E.A.R.T. Fall Festival. The FCCF supported the annual festival with a $5,000 grant. Kewanna’s H.E.A.R.T. will organize the event, which will provide entertainment for families, education about the community, and celebration of local heroes.
$9,000 was given to Liberty Township Park for the repair and overlay paving of the basketball court. Liberty Township Park serves as a gathering place for sports organizations, an annual festival, reunions, and sports tournaments. The completed project will provide a smooth, durable, and safe court.
The Akron Park Board received $3,000 for its tree planting project. The organization would like to plant trees along the Akron trails, along with markers that will identify the species of the trees. The project will provide an educational experience for hikers, as well as shade, visual appeal, and general pleasure.
The Fulton County Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization that offers assistance to Fulton County seniors, including meals, transportation, and various programs. The FCCF gave the organization $17,600 for match money to purchase a new low-floor minivan and a medium transit vehicle for the transportation department, which offers public transportation to any person living in Fulton County.
The FCCF is also proud to support Fulton County Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976, and it started serving Fulton County in 1998. Habitat is making preparations on its 15th Fulton County home, and this FCCF grant of $9,500 will assist with the costs of the well and septic system.
Grants are made possible through FCCF Community Funds. These endowed funds will continue to grow and support community projects now and forever.
For more information, contact FCCF Director of Development Brian Johnson at 574-224-3223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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