The Alexis Community Fund recently reached its goal for a challenge match grant of $70,000 provided by the Twomey Foundation, United Way of Greater Warren County, and Galesburg Community Foundation. Thanks to many generous contributors, the fund not only met the challenge goal, but exceeded it by more than $10,000.
After the Alexis Memorial Day Celebration, the fund advisory board celebrated the awarding of its first community grants to three organizations:
- Funds were awarded to the Village of Alexis for the Alexis Ladies Leagues’ Alexis Schools Veterans Board project.
- Funds were awarded to the Alexis Branch of the Warren County Public Library to repair the sign on their building.
- Three mini-grants were awarded to United North Elementary School teachers Trinette Olin, Ashley Bushong, and Mindy Murray to support science education, purchase music instruments, and provide special education supplies.
Community Funds are developed by local residents and built with gifts from community members, businesses, service organizations and other sources. They are guided by a local steering committee that is empowered to award grants that positively impact their community and residents. Once a Community Fund is established it grows forever, creating a permanent source of financial support for local needs.
“The Alexis Community Fund will ensure the Alexis community has permanent resources to support future needs and opportunities as they arise,” said John Elder, member of the Alexis Community Fund advisory board.
Learn more about the Alexis Community Fund at yourgcf.org/alexis.