Members 2013: Clay Simpson, Chair; Andy Dales; Niall Kirkwood; Janney Johnston
The Grants Committee developed an application procedure and has met to consider grant applications received. The following grants were recommended to the Board of Trustees and approved for this fiscal year:
$1,000 Lakeview Union Elementary School Playground Fund to assist in upgrade of current playground structure
$620 The Common Place to support an outdoor classroom space
$1,000 Four Seasons of Early Learning to assist in repair of exterior paint job
$1,000 Wonder & Wisdom to support transportation for Senior Trotters program
$1,000 Greensboro Free Library to support the 2011 Summer Children’s programs
$500 Greensboro Cemetery Association to reposition headstones
The 2011 grants total is $5,120. This does not include the “civic” projects which continue to receive funding as line items in the Greensboro Association budget: Caspian Lake Beach Committee, Memorial Garden, Swim Program, Hardwick Rescue Squad.
Given the fact that there is a surplus of funds this year, it seems prudent to support these organizations, all serving the greater Greensboro community. The Greensboro Association only provides small grants (up to $1,000) as part of its mission of village improvement. Most of our area’s non-profit organizations are very much still dependent on the direct, ongoing philanthropic support of community members.
Tara Reynolds, Chair
Janney Johnston, Acting Chair