Greater Pulaski Community Fund Awards $12,660 in Local Grants

March 15, 2016 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $12,660 in grants to six nonprofit organizations serving the Pulaski area.

Bethel Community Center received $3,500 to repair interior walls and trim, update electrical wiring and install a new bathroom to help preserve the Center’s historic structure for community use.

Friends of Oswego County Hospice received $1,000 to support the cost of sending Pulaski-area children to Camp Rainbow of Hope. The camp provides children ages 8-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one with counseling services and activities such as storytelling and healing circles.

Pulaski Area Pop Warner received $2,500 to purchase new helmets for its football team. The new helmets will replace outdated helmets to ensure the safety of the children while playing.

Pulaski Community Ministries received $1,000 to purchase a laptop computer and supplies for its Community Cupboard food pantry. The upgrades will allow for online reporting and ordering to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

Sage Brook Horse Foundation & Youth Program received $3,000 to install a round horse pen for its youth horse riding program. The program matches horses in need of a new home with youth in need of a friend.

Salmon River Fine Arts Center received $1,660 to purchase a pottery wheel, kiln vent and dehumidifier for use by community art classes in the Center’s newly renovated basement workshop space.

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 nearly $270,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community. People can learn more about the fund and contribute at http://www.cnycf.org/Pulaski.

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 nearly $190 million. It awarded $9.9 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $135 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 700 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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