The Mount Carroll Community Foundation (MCCF), a component fund of the Quad Cities Community Foundation, announced this week that six local nonprofit organizations will receive grants totaling $2,900 from the Community Impact Fund ($2,400) and the Main Street Art Guild Endowment ($500).
The endowment funds are used to provide grants for charitable purposes in Mount Carroll.
After considering each grant application and identifying the greatest need for the most promising opportunity, the Advisory Board of Directors recommended funding levels to help support its non-profit partners to continue their important work, according to a news release.
This year’s grants will assist with the general education of the community and cultural enrichment activities for local children. Grant recipients for 2019 include:
Public Library — $380
The library plans to have a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) outreach program from Discovery Center Museum. These hands-on sessions feature activity stations of experiments, games, math, science, and make-and-take projects designed to engage children and their parents.
Boy Scout Troop 51 — $420
Patrick Gable is working on a project for his Eagle Scout rank. He will be coordinating the building of a mobile storage building for the ice skates used at Point Rock Park.
Economic Development Group (MCEDG) — $300
In an effort to achieve the goal of re-opening the Kraft building for residents to enjoy, MCEDG would like to embark on a targeted marketing campaign to look specifically for food vendors looking to rent, lease or buy space to start or expand a business.
The Stone House
Committee — $800
The Stone House Committee envisions a Memorial Park at the Stone House that will provide a visual and physical connection to an earlier time and will construct a sidewalk to make the building ADA accessible.
School District — $500
A school landscaping project at the…
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