The Northern New York Community Foundation announces the following quality of life grants recently approved by its board of directors. “Community Foundation donors, past and present, have enabled us to invest in the types of things that make a community a great place to live. These grants help keep that great tradition going,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director.
The grants are:
- Orchestra of Northern New York – $15,000 to support their 2017-2018 concert series in Watertown.
- Historical Association of South Jefferson – $5,000 matching grant to build support the organization’s relocation of an historic school house.
- Trinity Episcopal Church – $5,000 to support the 2017-2018 Trinity Concert series.
- Thompson Park Conservancy – $3,000 to purchase and plant trees to enhance the zoo’s American Elk exhibit. This grant was made possible, in part, by the Carolyn Whitney Fund and a gift from T. Urling and Mabel Walker.
- City of Watertown – $3,000 to complete a fall tree planting project in the city. This grant was made possible, in part, by the Carolyn Whitney Fund and a gift from T. Urling and Mabel Walker.
- Northern Choral Society – $1,000 in support of the organization’s upcoming Christmas performance.
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.