The Granville Community Foundation announced that it has met its $1 million fundraising goal for 2021.
“It’s been an incredible first year,” said Michael Freed, chair of the Granville Community Foundation (GCF). “We’ve created a mission to invest in the future of Granville, a vision to raise $5 million toward that investment by 2030 and a brand summary to assist in an expanded awareness of who we are.
“We’ve done all this while soliciting donations from a lot of people with ties to Granville and preparing for our first grant awards in 2022. On behalf of my fellow board members, I’d like to thank everyone who has donated in some way to the Granville Community Foundation this year. It’s impossible to thank each of them, adequately, for what they’ve enabled us to do. However, their commitment in helping us achieve this first milestone is something we all will never forget.”
He said the foundation looks forward to building on those relationships, and forming new ones, as it develops a plan for raising $5 million for the GCF by the end of the decade.
The next step for the GCF will be to plan for two grant-making cycles in 2022, the first of which starts with the submission of proposals on Feb. 1 and is expected to result in grants awarded in late April.
The GCF is a donor-advised sub-fund of the Glens Falls Foundation with a seven-member advisory board. Its goal is to evaluate local needs and opportunities and to fund projects, managed by nonprofits, which address broad areas of community development, education, art & culture, environment, health or social needs.
For more information, visit www.glensfallsfoundation.org/granville.