Petersburg Community Foundation announces 2013 grantees
Six local organizations received a total of $9,000 in grants from the Petersburg Community Foundation, bringing the total community grant amount to $33,000 over the past five years.
“The Petersburg Community Foundation is proud to partner with these great organizations,” PCF Advisory Board Chair Liz Cabrera said. “Thanks to our donors and their generous investment in our community, PCF was able to support a variety of projects and programs this year.”
Organizations and projects that received funding were: the Petersburg School District received $2,250 to purchase advanced lab equipment to improve student research and technology skills in their bio-molecular studies program; Mountain View Manor Food Service Program received $1,500 to upgrade their kitchen equipment. The Food Service Program provides senior meals three times per week and operates the local meals-on-wheels program; the Annual Rainforest Festival in Petersburg received $700 to support a visit by the Alaska Raptor Center during this year's festival; the Spay and Neuter Program of the Petersburg Humane Association received $2,250; the Petersburg Children's Center received $800 to purchase soft furniture and other equipment for their toddler room and Working Against Violence for Everyone, WAVE, received $1,500 in operational support.
Established in 2008 through a partnership between The Alaska Community Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation, The Petersburg Community Foundation strengthens local capacity to assess community priorities and mobilize resources. Through the generosity of local donors, the Petersburg Community Foundation has grown their permanent endowment to over $380,000 and has awarded 24 grants to Petersburg area organizations.