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irc grant recipients
The Ithaca Rotary Club announced the awardees for its 2019 round of community grants. Eight grant requests were funded at a total of just over $7,100. The agencies were honored at a check presentation on Wednesday, October 9 during Rotary’s noon lunch meeting at Coltivare. Funds for these grants are raised through Rotary’s annual Little Apple Fall Follies (LAFF) event each October.

The 2019 grant recipients are:

Advocacy Center - $775
New pillows for their emergency safe house

Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC) - $1,000
Modular wheelchair home ramp

Gadabout - $1,000
Multi-agency collaboration on disaster preparedness

Learning Web - $1,000
Pre-paid cell phones and service for homeless youth

Second Wind Cottages - $1,000
Heavy duty basketball hoop and horseshoe pit to promote restored lives

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services - $828
Video equipment to produce training films and art projects

Town of Dryden CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) - $1,000
Uniforms and equipment

Youth Farm Project (CTA) - $560
Tools and E-Z Up tent for farm field trip program

Ithaca Rotary’s community grants are intended to promote the quality of life in Tompkins County and the greater Ithaca area. These grants support organizations in the community that have special projects or needs which are not funded by general funding sources. Grants are usually awarded within the range of $200 to $1,000.

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