WCCF Donors Award Grants to Local Organizations
The generous donors of the Washington County Community Foundation awarded grants totaling over $25,000.00 to non-profit organizations serving Washington County in the Spring 2021 grant cycle. Grants are awarded from the Foundation’s Touch Tomorrow funds.
Englishton Park has been awarded a grant to assist with tuition and fees for a 10-day overnight summer camp assisting at-risk youth from Washington County. The camp is an intensive, high-touch, positive reinforcement experience for children that display disruptive class behavior, low self-esteem, and mild depression.
A grant to Adult Protective Services will provide funding for Project Lifesaver. The grant will be used to purchase four initial starter kits for a search and rescue program for at-risk individuals who are prone to wandering. If the individual should wander, the caregiver will be able to call 911 and the individual can be located via a tracking device worn on the wrist or ankle.
The City of Salem will be utilizing grant funding to aid in the education and training of employees that will be certified to run the Water Treatment Plant. The training and certification will balance staff shortages for the improved water infrastructure serving City of Salem water customers as well as East Washington Water Corporation and Town of New Pekin customers.
Tri-Kappa will be keeping the Salem Walking Trail cleaner with a grant for the installation of animal waste bag stations. The stations will provide bags with easy access along the trail so pet owners can utilize them, creating a clean walk for all to enjoy.
“Annie” will be in theatres this summer thanks to a grant to Pied Piper Productions. The play will include students from all three county schools as well as home-schooled. This will be the first production since the pandemic.
Washington County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1993 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Washington County forever