Good¢ents Grants Awarded in November 2018

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees met in November. Fourteen applications were reviewed, and nine grants totaling $35,178 were awarded. Here’s a summary of these recent grants:

  • Bethel Community Services Foundation: $1,000 grant to assist with the purchase of music equipment.
  • Christmas In Ice: $3,305 grant to be applied to an electrical upgrade.
  • Ester Volunteer Fire Department: $4,080 grant to assist with an electrical upgrade.
  • Fairbanks Children’s Museum: $4,747 grant to purchase a set of furniture designed specifically for children.
  • Fairbanks Community Food Bank: $5,448 grant to be applied towards the purchase and installation of an intrusion detection system.
  • Literacy Council: $4,071 grant to assist with a furniture upgrade.
  • Love INC: $6,755 grant to be applied towards a technology upgrade.
  • Opera Fairbanks: $3,010 grant to assist with the purchase of music equipment.
  • The Folk School Fairbanks: $2,762 grant to assist with the purchase and installation of a Toyo stove.

All grants from the Good¢ents Foundation are awarded to nonprofit organizations within GVEA’s service area. Applications are reviewed quarterly in February, May, August and November by a volunteer board of trustees. The next application deadline is January 31, 2019. Applications and more information about the program can be found online here.

Good¢ents is funded by the generous members of Golden Valley Electric Association. Since the program began in 2011, GVEA members have funded grants totaling $909,996.

Thank you to all of the members who voluntarily “round up” their monthly billing statement to the next dollar. The cents you contribute is greatly appreciated and really makes a difference within the communities GVEA serves.

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