FCCF Starts Off 2017 with $39,150 in Grants
The Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) has already awarded $39,150 in grants to local nonprofit organizations in 2017. Grant applications will continue to be accepted and dollars will be awarded throughout the year.
The FCCF is excited that organizations have already been able to apply for and receive needed grant dollars.
FCCF Director of Development Brian Johnson said, “Since we removed deadlines from many of our grant applications, we are able to help organizations when they need it most. We’re excited to see how our grantees put the dollars to good use throughout the year and the impact this will have on the community.”
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.
Heartery, Inc. was formed in 2015 as a center for drama, music, and civic events in the town of Kewanna. It has sponsored a Blues concert, a four-day improvisation workshop, and other programs and events. The FCCF granted $6,550 to Heartery, Inc. for the installation of a ramp that will make its building handicap accessible.
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 email@example.com.
the Fulton County Community Foundation
Since 1993, Fulton County Community Foundation has brought caring people and charitable endeavors together for the good of this great community. The Community Foundation gives donors flexible and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving. We work to build substantial endowment funds for our community through contributions large and small.
Fulton County Community Foundation is proud to be a part of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation (NICF). The NICF allows us to maximize our investment benefits and be more cost efficient. This way Fulton County donations can do more—right here in Fulton County.
So far, Fulton County Community Foundation has dispersed nearly 10 million dollars in grants and scholarships. Currently the Community Foundation holds over $12.8 million in assets and administers over 160 funds.
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