Granville, NY— The Granville Community Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce that its latest recommendation to award $47,109 of grants for the first half of 2023 has been approved by the Glens Falls Foundation.
“We received grant proposals for $110,000 worth of projects with specific funding requests of $47,109 from the GCF. We’re able to support all $47,109 of these requests and, coupled with our grants made last year for $84,660, we have now made a total of 12 grants totaling $131,769 since starting in 2022,” said Michael Freed, Chair of the GCF Advisory Board. Freed went on to say “Both of these latest grants are examples of the collaboration that is a hallmark of Granville and other small communities across our country. We’re honored to participate with the Village of Granville, the Town of Granville and the many volunteers who will make these projects a reality.”
“The Distribution Committee of the Glens Falls Foundation has received, reviewed and fully supports the recommendation of the GCF Advisory Board to approve these grants and we look forward to the positive impact these, and future grants, will have on the Granville community,” said Kelly Rose Bolton, Business Administrator of the Glens Falls Foundation.
The grants awarded are as follows:
1.) The Granville Little League (GLL) – $32,109 to fund a portion of a new concession stand that is expected to cost $80,000. In recent years, due to growth, expansion and the addition of lighting, the use of the facility has increased significantly. The building that is now used as a concession stand was never intended to be a concession area. The new concession building will be centrally located in the middle of the four main fields. This will keep all the support staff for the games centrally located as well. The GLL feeds over 500 people on the days and nights that they are hosting multiple games and they are able to do so at a very reasonable cost. The organization’s proposed small building in the middle of the four main fields is expected to be built primarily with volunteer hours.
2.) The Town of Granville, NY and the Village of Granville – $15,000 to fund a portion of a new $30,000 Senior Shuttle in the Town of Granville. The program has existed for over 20 years and began with a New York State Grant from Sen. Betty Little. The grant enabled the two municipalities to purchase a minivan and hire a driver to get the program started. The operation of the program is funded primarily by the Village and Town through budget appropriations. The balance is funded by private donations and fuel donations by the patrons of the service. The Senior Shuttle operates
three days a week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, year round from approximately 9am to 1 pm, and is available to any senior citizen in the Granville area. The program is overseen by the Village and Town of Granville and is administered by the Village.
Photo at top: Granville Community Foundation graphic. Granville Community Foundation website photo.