The Board of Directors of the Northern New York Community Foundation has awarded up to $15,000 in grant funding to the Watertown Family YMCA for a needs assessment for a proposed full-service Downtown aquatics, racquet sports and full-service wellness center. The Northern New York Community Foundation has a long history of supporting the Watertown Family YMCA as a vital part of the community’s quality of life and allocated this funding to help the organization explore this possible next step in advancing their work and mission.
“Our donors have helped position us to be able to respond quickly when there is an opportunity to promote and encourage meaningful discussion about projects that have the potential to have a positive impact on our community. This grant will help provide proper due diligence in terms of need, scope and sustainability. It will also frame possible future conversations about more broad-based community support and planning for whatever the next chapter may be for the Watertown Family YMCA,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation director.
The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The Foundation has been built and added to from gifts (both while living and through their legacy plans) by individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of Northern New York, as well as supporting specific charitable interests and passions.