Greater Pulaski Fund Awards $16,440 In Local Grants

February 26, 2015 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $16,440 in grants to four Pulaski-area nonprofit organizations.

Bethel Community Center received $3,500 to support the installation of a two tiered deck at the center’s entrance. The project will provide members of the organization and community with a safe entrance and exit from the center.

Monday Historical Club received $4,000 to refurbish the early pioneers and founders monument in South Park. The restoration will help prolong the life of the monument which has been an integral part of the South Park landscape for 105 years.

Pulaski Area Little League received $2,500 to make restrooms at the Otis Field facility handicapped accessible. The restrooms have not been remodeled since the building was built around 1980.

United Friends of Homeless Animals received $6,440 to develop a spay/neuter program for the village of Pulaski and town of Richland. The program will help with limiting the amount of feral cats breeding and spreading disease.

About the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community that makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area.  The Pulaski Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. Since its inception in 1992, the Fund has provided more than $245,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community. People can learn more about the fund and contribute at http://www.cnycf.org/Pulaski.

About the Central New York Community Foundation

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $172 million. It awarded $9.5 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested nearly $130 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 650 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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