The Board of Directors recently approved three grants, of nine received, from our March 1, 2014, deadline submissions. Because the Guilford Foundation has decided to focus the majority of our grant making this year on housing concerns in Guilford, we were faced with the difficult situation of being unable to fund several worthy requests.
We are pleased to report, however, that two of the grants responded in some way to the need for housing opportunities for young adults, seniors, and families with low or moderate income: requests from the Women & Family Life Center and Lifelinx each addressed the issue in some way. Our third grant supports the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Guilford’s 375th Anniversary.
- $3,000 to Lifelinx, a peer-to-peer substance abuse recovery program, to support pre-development expenses relating to the renovation of housing units that are affordable and supportive for families in recovery. Supported through the Effie Good Fund.
- $2,000 to Women & Family Life Center to help them expand the availability of referral services, including an online component and take home referral sheets. Special emphasis will be made to collect and promote housing-related information. Supported through the Elisabeth Adams Fund.
- $2,000 to the Town of Guilford’s 375th Celebration to support an entertainment and education program, “Guilford and the Civil War” onMay 31st. Supported through the Stanley H. Page Fund and the Effie Good Fund.