The Good¢ents Board of Trustees recently reviewed 20 applications and awarded 12 grants totaling $53,803. Here is a breakdown of the awards:
- $5,500 to the Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska for an energy-conservation project focused on lighting.
- $3,000 to Calypso Farm & Ecology Center for a technology upgrade.
- $5,000 to the Delta Junction Stumpjumpers (4-H Club) for construction of a pavilion that will be used for community events.
- $7,500 to the Alaska Health Fair to expand the fair to rural communities in GVEA’s service area.
- $2,200 to the Boys and Girls Club for junior staff training supplies.
- $15,000 to the Carol Brice Family Center for ventilation improvement materials.
- $650 to the Friends of Creamer’s Field for fall and winter program materials.
$2,300 to Interior Alaska Green Star for recycling equipment and supplies.
- $1,500 to the Literacy Council of Alaska for tutor training program supplies.
- $6,153 to the Nenana Tortella Council on Aging for bus repairs and computer upgrades.
- $4,000 to The Bread Line to buy a piece of equipment to aid in proper food handling and storage.
$1,000 to an individual for medical expenses associated with end-of-life care.
All money from the Good¢ents foundation is awarded locally to nonprofit organizations and individuals in need.
Applications are reviewed quarterly in February, June, August and November by a volunteer board of trustees. The next application deadline is October 31. Applications and more information about the program can be found online at www.gvea.com/goodcents.