Despite the unusual year that we’ve all faced together, we here at the Foundation could not be more thankful for the many supporters and donors that have partnered with us to assist our neighbors in need. Below is a quick look at the areas that we were able to support because of you!
2020 Year in Review
- Educational Scholarships – $60,500
- COVID-19 Grants to Individuals – $12,700
- COVID-19 $20 FOR $20 Gift Card Program – assisted with providing over $26,000 back into the local economy through gift cards for small businesses in TR.
- COVID-19 Competitive Grants to Area Non-Profits – $10,000 for those affected by the pandemic; CINO for a Greenhouse, Three Rivers Public Library for their children and teen space, Girls on the Run program funding for Three Rivers.
- Construction of the Armstrong Park Maintenance Barn – $55,000
- Opening of Armstrong Park – Total of over $235,000 invested in the project along with board leadership and assistance with fundraising campaign, marketing, etc. (Concession bldg., Maintenance Bldg., and Picnic Tables)
- Meyer Broadway Trail – Total of over $350,000 in campaign funds that were raised for the trail. The trail will be constructed by the city and plan to begin in the spring of 2021, connections from TR Health to MB Park, US-131 Trail, and new sidewalks will also connect to the MB Trail at Broadway.
- Year 3 of multi-year commitment with the City of TR, City of Sturgis, and SACF for a shared Grant Writer.
- Commission on Aging – $16,000 grant for an outdoor recreation area and indoor fitness equipment are now available for COA residents and public use of the outdoor space.
- Culture Is Not Optional – Imaginarium Project complete with outdoor pavilion. Redeveloping the old HUSS school into a useable indoor recreation center complete with floor to ceiling bookshelves, seating, and tables for reading, meeting, working, and playing, expanded kitchenette for supporting their existing programming which includes after school programming, summer lunch program, community events, and so much more. Additional funding has also been provided to CINO for an outdoor greenhouse so assist with program expansion and address food insecurities.
Would you consider supporting the work of the Foundation by donating to the Three Rivers Community First Fund where endowed resources are available to make decisions relevant to today?