The Community Foundation of Washington County held its responsive grant ceremony for over 20 local nonprofits. Nonprofits gathered at The Arc Thursday afternoon to receive the responsive grants.
The community foundation says this is an exciting time of year for them to be able to give back to their community.
“We’re going to give out over $125,000 to 24 agencies,” Stacey Crawford said, President and CEO of the Community Foundation.
Each organization had something different they brought to the table to help better the community.
“It’s very exciting, we’re getting $5,000 to support our efforts and get on board training program, to build up their resume to get them out to work and to help identify education and career paths that make sense for them,” Brooke Grossman said, from Horizon Goodwill.
“We’re receiving a grant from the community foundation for $9,000 to provide training to who support people with autism in Washington County, this is really exciting for us,” Diane Lewis said, from Arc of Washington County.
“The money that we’re going to be using is to provide healthier meals for the folks that use our center and to also offer nutrition education and show them the best way to eat and to eat on a budget,” Mary Beth Twigg said, Office of Consumer Advocates.
The programs are focused on the development of a stronger community by addressing things like family stability, financial literacy, employment, and more.