Pulaski Fund Awards $19,000 in Grants

July 26, 2017 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $19,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations serving the Pulaski area.

Friends of Oswego County Hospice received $2,000 to send 10 local children to Camp Rainbow of Hope. The camp is a residential experience for children ages 8-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Half Shire Historical Society received $8,000 to install vinyl laminate flooring in its headquarters located in the former Richland Hamlet School.

Preservation Revitalization of Pulaski (PROP) received $2,000 to sponsor entertainment for its community festivals including the Old Home Days Festival and Light Up Pulaski.

Pulaski Academy Prom Committee received $1,000 to host an after-prom gathering at an entertainment facility to ensure student safety.

Pulaski Community Ministries received $1,000 to design and purchase marketing materials for its Community Cupboard food pantry.

Pulaski Congregational Church received $2,500 to host a LaVeck Concert featuring local CNY artists. The concert series is designed to make music accessible to the local community.

Pulaski Historical Society received $2,500 to purchase a large-format photo scanner which will allow for the creation of a digital archive of preserved historical information.

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 more than $315,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community. People can learn more about the fund and contribute at http://www.cnycf.org/Pulaski.

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $226 million. It awarded $14 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $170 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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