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M.C. Community Foundaton Awards $66,210 in Grants

October 3, 2014
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MCCF_2014Fall GrantsThe Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) awarded the second round of 2014 Community Fund grants during a news conference held Thursday, October 2nd in Plymouth.

MCCF_LouiseMasonThe Community Fund is one of the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 318 funds. Grants from this endowment fund address needs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education health and human services, recreation and the environment. Twice each year, nonprofit organizations are invited to submit proposals for new, innovative, and collaborative projects. Members of the community serving on the MCCF Grants Committee evaluate the proposals, and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

The Community Fund of the Marshall County Community Foundation new exceeds $4 million dollars, enabling the Foundation to award more than $160,000 in grants from this fund on an annual basis. During the Fall 2014 grant round, $66,210 was awarded to ten organizations in Marshall County for the following projects:
Crossing Educational Center: $9,500 for startup costs for alternative school at-risk students.
Culver-Union Township Public Library: $5,000 for projection screens and teleconferencing equipment from meeting rooms.
LaPaz Lions Club: $1,310 for brochures to provide locations and history of cemeteries in Marshall County.
MCCF_JackieWrightMarshall County Council on Aging: $7,400 local grant match for van for subsidized transportation.
Marshall County Historical Society: $4,000 for a new website design.
Plymouth School Corporation: $5,000 for project based learning support through New Tech Network at the Weidner School of Inquiry at PHS ($25,000 over 5 years; distribution number 4 of 5)
Plymouth Tennis Club: $25,000 for sponsorship of new tennis courts.
Project Lead the Way: $5,000 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum in public and private schools in 5-county region ($30,000 over 3 years as part of Marshall County match. Distribution number 2 of 5).
REAL Services: $2,000 for health education workshops: Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, Matter of Balance and Walk with Ease.
MCCF_YouthLeadershipYouth Leadership Marshall County: $2,000 for support of 9-month program.

The Marshall County Community Foundation is a public charity with local roots that helps great ideas take flight through endowment philanthropy. Since 1991, donors to the Marshall County Community Foundation have built the community’s assets currently valued at more than $30 million and have returned over $10.5 million to support charitable interests and causes throughout Marshall County.

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