Year-End Giving

Year-End Giving

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Dear TRACF Friends and Families,

We would like to thank you for being a strong supporter of the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation. Your gift to the Three Rivers Community First Fund (our unrestricted fund) allows us the flexibility to respond to the ever-changing needs of our community and make a lasting impact today, tomorrow, and forever. We are proud to have had the opportunity to support effective programs and projects that improve the quality of life within our city and surrounding townships.

giftDuring our 2014 annual grant cycle we awarded over $18,000 to six Three Rivers area nonprofits. While these annual grants play a vital role in furthering the efforts of local nonprofits, your contribution to our Community First Fund has also allowed the Foundation to support projects that focus on prosperity, not only need, within our community. Over the past four years we’ve annually allocated funding for local trail support and have recently set aside funding for future special projects.

In 2014, the Foundation made a financial donation and pledged matching funds, totaling $100,000, to support the River Country Recreation Authority’s “Help Pave the Way” campaign.  These gifts will assist the RCRA’s goal of meeting a $175,000 challenge grant from the J.A. Woollam Foundation towards phase II of the Trails Expansion Project. The Foundation is also providing services to support the combined effort of the Three Rivers Little League, Three Rivers Rocket Football, and AYSO 1197 soccer program to build a “Field of Dreams”—a multi-use sports complex in Three Rivers. The construction of this complex will tie together tourism and local benefits by offering a centralized location for practices and games and a positive economic impact through athletic tourism spending.

Our goals for the new year are to encourage the spirit of giving to support our local nonprofits and continue to identify opportunities for collaboration to help make Three Rivers a better place to live, work and play!

Please consider making a contribution to our Community First Fund. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your continued support!

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