Nearly $100,000 in Grants Awarded in First Competitive Round
WATERTOWN — The Rock Charitable Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation recently awarded nearly $100,000 to six nonprofit organizations in St. Lawrence County to preserve and maintain churches and cemeteries in the region.
The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary, Canton, received a $35,000 grant to support the first phase in its campaign to restore and protect its historic structure and property. Funding will support repairs to the bell tower, statue, trim, and foundation.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Massena, received a $23,775 grant to restore exterior brickwork and repair windows and landscaping. Deteriorating brick in areas on the east side of the church will be replaced along with other repairs.