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Pulaski Fund Distributes $35,100 in Grants

Over $35,000 in grants will assist nonprofits serving the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland.

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently distributed more than $35,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the Town of Richland and the greater Pulaski area.

Half Shire Historical Society received $10,000 to purchase concrete for additions to their barn and pavilion.

Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. received $5,985 to replace an existing ramp and decking at Salmon Meadow Lane Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA), a residence for individuals with developmental disabilities with mobility needs.

Preservation Revitalization of Pulaski received $4,465 in support of a new storage shed to safely secure materials and event supplies.

Rural and Migrant Ministry of Oswego County received $4,625 to connect to the Town of Richland water supply and to update its plumbing system.

Salmon River Fine Arts Center received $5,025 to offer free art projects and classes to children of all ages living in Pulaski and neighboring towns.

St. James Episcopal Church of Pulaski received $5,000 to replace the handicap-accessible ramp at the church entrance to meet current ADA standards.

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. Established in 1991 with seed funding from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust and sustained through critical community matching challenge grants, the endowment exists to ensure that the citizens of the Pulaski area have a means of supporting the nonprofit services and resources that are so important to the vitality of a community. Since its inception, the Fund has provided more than $490,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations addressing community needs in the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland and has grown its endowment to more than $1 million. People can learn more about the Fund and contribute at cnycf.org/Pulaski. The Pulaski Fund is an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity that turns community dollars into community change. Established in 1927, it receives contributions from donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to address the region’s greatest needs. The foundation has invested more than $270 million in community projects that benefit Central New York. It also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of strategic initiatives that foster a thriving and equitable region and address the most critical issues of our time.

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