The Greater Milan Area Community Foundation awarded nearly $80,000 in grants and scholarships in 2020 – a record year! This included over $58,000 awarded to nonprofit organizations and programs, and nearly $20,000 more in scholarships to Milan students.
2020 grants funded nearly 80% of the requests that poured in during the annual grant application this past summer, benefiting cultural, environmental, economic, and educational initiatives. Virtual music program supplies, social justice learning materials, new audiobooks at the Milan Library, and renovation efforts in the heart of downtown Milan are just some of the ways GMACF grant money will make an impact this year.
A special thank you to three community impact funds within the GMACF portfolio: The Fayne & Joanne McGovern Milan Youth Fund, the Armitage/Brainard Milan Beautification Endowment Fund, and the Donald E. Harkness Community Enrichment Endowment Fund. Together these funds extended the Foundation’s impact with additional grant funding benefiting school supply needs, historical asset maintenance, and community gardens.
Todd Schultz – Foundation VP and Grant Chairman – explained, “Since 2006 when the first grants were given, GMACF has taken its role of supporting these organizations and programs very seriously and will continue to do so for many years to come.”
For more information on GMACF grant and scholarship programs, or to donate, create a fund of your own, or volunteer, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.