Pulaski Fund Awards Local Grants

July 23, 2012 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund awarded $11,219 in grants to five Pulaski-area nonprofit organizations.

CNY Fit for Kids received $840 to install neighborhood watch and drug-free zone signs in local parks in collaboration with Pulaski Protecting a Community Together (P.A.C.T.) The initiative will include monthly education meetings that address creating and maintaining safe neighborhoods and how to encourage children to take advantage of local parks to remain active and healthy.

Half-Shire Historical Society received $3,000 to install furnace units on the first floor of its headquarters in Richland. The Half-Shire Historical Society serves to preserve, promote and present the history of the nine townships in northern Oswego County, the Lewis County town of Osceola and the Oneida County town of Florence.

Northern Oswego County Ambulance (NOCA) received $2,400 to purchase a specialized device that will assist EMS personnel in extricating a patient from upper floors not accessible by elevator. NOCA provides Emergency Medical Services and transport of injured or ill people in the Pulaski and surrounding communities to area hospitals for further treatment.

Pulaski Historical Society received $4,000 towards the extension of the Carriage House Museum, which holds some of the Society’s records, artifacts and displays. The expansion will increase the museum’s exhibit space and allow for handicap accessibility. The Pulaski Historical Society strives to discover, catalog and preserve material and objects pertinent to the history of the Pulaski area.

Salmon River Fine Arts Center received $979 to purchase brochures, promotional materials and a sign for its new location on North Jefferson Street in the village of Pulaski. The Arts Center offers a series of quality art classes that give the local community a chance to study a variety of traditional techniques in the production of handcrafted art.

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. Since its inception in 1992, the Fund has provided over $200,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community. People can learn more about the fund and contribute at www.cnycf.org.

The Pulaski Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. Established in 1927, the Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $130 million. It awards close to $6.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually and has invested more than $100 million in the community since its inception. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and corporations through the administration of nearly 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit www.cnycf.org.

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