Good¢ents Grants Awarded in May 2019

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees met in May. Thirteen applications were reviewed, and nine grants totaling $60,372 were awarded. Here’s a summary of these recent grants:

  • Athabascan Fiddlers Association:  $2,500 grant to be applied towards the purchase and installation of a backup radio transmitter.
  • Delta Junction Trails Association:  $5,000 grant to be applied to public trail upgrades and signage.
  • Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre:  $10,000 grant to be applied towards the rebuilding of the outdoor theatre stage.
  • Farthest North Girl Scout Council:  $2,000 grant to be applied towards upgrades to their building’s parking lot and entrance.
  • Nenana Volunteer Fire EMS Dept:  $6,872 grant for the purchase of a snowbulance.
  • North Star Council on Aging:  $12,000 grant for bathroom upgrades, bringing them into ADA compliance.
  • North Star Dance Foundation:  $5,000 grant to assist with a lighting upgrade.
  • Santa’s Letters:  $2,000 grant to be applied towards the purchase of stationary and mailing supplies.
  • Tri Valley Volunteer Fire Dept:  $15,000 grant towards the purchase of an ambulance.

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 July 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 $1,011,850.

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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