Community Foundation Youth Council Awards $10,000


The Northern New York Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Council has selected nine organizations to receive $10,000 in grants.

The grants were approved at Tuesday's meeting of the Community Foundation.

The Youth Philanthropy Council is now in its third year, and has awarded a total of $22,500.

The Council is made up of high school students. The organizations receiving the awards serve Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Here's the press release from the Community Foundation.

Now in its third year, the Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council awarded grants totaling $10,000 to nine organizations serving Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Funding for this initiative is provided as a collaborative of the Community Foundation, Watertown Savings Bank and Renzi Foodservice. With today’s grants, the Council has awarded a total of $22,500 grants. The following grants were approved at the Community Foundation’s quarterly board meeting today:

Children’s Home of Jefferson County - $2,000
To establish a revolving emergency fund for special needs of foster care providers.

New Day’s Children’s Center - $1,700
For the purchase of two bench glider rockers for their infant room.

Family Counseling Services of Northern New York - $1,600
To revitalize the children’s play therapy room.

Maddie’s Mark - $1,000
To help provide children facing illness with their “best day ever.”

Save the River - $1,000
To publish a children’s book to be used in conjunction with area school curriculum.

Fort Drum USO - $1,000
To help refurbish their soldier/family center and purchase additional needed supplies.

Frederic Remington Art Museum - $600
To provide four afterschool art classes.

Hearts for Youth - $600
New equipment for their youth center.

Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County - $500
To provide food, clothing and other necessary items.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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