Organization Announces $488,126 in Community Grants

(Madison County, NY – June 2012) The Central New York Community Foundation announced last week it has awarded $488,126 in grants to 21 charitable organizations, four of them from Madison County, from its unrestricted and field‑of‑interest funds. Among them were:

Children’s Center at SUNY Morrisville received $20,000 to furnish its newly expanded and renovated space. The Center serves students and faculty, as well as the greater Morrisville community.

Colgate University received $5,012 to support a Young Writer’s Workshop with middle and high school students, hosted five days a week. Its goal is to provide students with a stimulating and supportive environment in which young writers may think, imagine and discover new ideas through the act of writing.

From the Ground Up received $7,000 to support the purchase of a horse trailer. This organization provides horse-related activities and riding skills to individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional, social and learning disabilities in a nurturing and challenging environment.

Hamilton Food Cupboard received $8,000 to purchase and install a greenhouse unit to grow fresh produce. The Hamilton food pantry helps provide healthful food to those who live in Madison County.

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