Pulaski Fund Awards $12,430 In Local Grants

July 27, 2011 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund awarded $12,430 in grants to Pulaski-area nonprofit organizations.

Pulaski Sports Booster Club received $2,500 to help reinstate JV baseball and softball for the 2012 school year at Pulaski Senior High School. The Sports Booster Club is a group of community members and parents who work in collaboration with students to support the sports programs of the Pulaski Central School District through fundraising, community events and volunteerism.

Salmon River International Sports Fishing Museum received $2,430 to purchase surveillance cameras, an event tent and banner, a trunk for materials transportation and support for the transfer of archival films to DVD. The Salmon River International Sport Fishing Museum houses one of the oldest known collections of sport fishing artifacts. The collection is displayed for the benefit of the public at the museum’s location in Pulaski, NY.

Make Sense Shop received $7,500 to support additional storage space, two sewing machines for on-site production and a commercial dishwasher for training in the shop’s kitchen. The Make Sense Shop is a school-based store and an online catalog shop that provides job-training and life skill development for students with special needs in the Pulaski Academy, APW, Sandy Creek and Mexico school districts.

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 $188,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community. People can learn more about the fund and contribute at www.cnycf.org.

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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