Community Foundation Grant Awards Announced
(Crystal A. Proxmire)
In the last six years, the Ferndale Community Foundation has awarded over $40,000 to local nonprofits. At the City Council meeting of July 26, 2010 Dan Martin, Chairperson of the Board, handed out checks to the 2010 grant recipients, which totaled $6,350.
Martin credited the hundreds of volunteers who make fund-raising possible. The Community Foundation raises money throughout the year with events such as The Ferndale Pub Crawl (http://www.ferndale115.com/20100716pubcrawl.html ) and the Blues Festival. Recently they held a charity kickball game. (http://www.ferndale115.com/20100724kickball.html). Their website states their mission as “The Ferndale Community Foundation will serve the people who live and work in Ferndale by providing charitable contributions and leadership in building community partnerships to promote growth in the areas of health, culture, education, the arts and other human services.”
“There’s a lot of great work by nonprofits in Ferndale. We are so pleased and blessed to be able to participate in these projects,” Martin said.
The recipients are:
FernCare – $1,000 funding for temp clinic (which opens Aug. 7 – www.ferndale115.com/20100715ferncare.html)
Ferrndale Public Library $1,200 for adult career development and testing programs
Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters $750 – True Colors training for orchestra
MAC $1,200 – youth/adult mentorship program
Michigan’s Fallen $700 – Memorial Day float
Peace Action of Michigan Education Fund $500 – contribute towards Peace Collection at Library
Wags and Wishes $1,000 toward pet control program