Pulaski Fund Awards $9,779 in Local Grants

February 2, 2011 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund awarded $9,779 in grants to Pulaski-area nonprofit organizations. A check presentation was held Tuesday, January 25 at the Snow Memorial Building in Pulaski to celebrate the awards.

Rural and Migrant Ministry received $3,049 to support the food pantry. A new freezer will cost $549 and the remaining $2,500 will be used to stock and run the food pantry in response to economic conditions in the area.

Rural and Migrant Ministry is a multifaceted facility that provides free primary healthcare, medications and family counseling services to an at-risk population without health insurance. They also have a food pantry and frequently partner with other community groups and schools to provide food to people in need.

North Oswego County Ambulance (NOCA) received $4,230 to purchase computer equipment that will help emergency responders improve reaction time, streamline billing and capture more comprehensive demographic information. Since 1974, NOCA has provided Pulaski and surrounding communities with emergency ambulance and EMS services.

Pulaski Farmers’ Market received $2,500 to support entertainment and expansion of the Market. The Pulaski Farmers’ Market is a sub-committee of the Preservation and Revitalization of Pulaski (PROP) organization. This event is held Friday evenings in the spring, summer and early fall and features local artists, farmers, crafters and musicians.

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 over $175,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community.

The Central New York Community Foundation connects the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to enhance the quality of life of those who live and work in Central New York. The Community Foundation annually makes more than $5 million in grants and provides leadership support in the fields of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environment, health and human services. Founded in 1927, the Community Foundation strives to inspire philanthropy in Central New York.

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