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MCF awards $112,000+ in 2017 grants

The Mathews Community Foundation awarded $112,942 in community grants to local nonprofits and organizations at its annual grants reception, which was held last Wednesday at Kingston Parish House.

“This event is the highlight of the foundation’s year. It is the opportunity to affirm our commitment to improve the quality of life for those living and working in Mathews,” board chair Reed Lawson said.

“Community grants are awarded to impactful programs and projects working toward collective goals around health and wellness, educational success, cultural vibrancy and economic prosperity,” said MCF Grants Committee chair Anne Leddy. “This year the foundation awarded 83 percent of total requests received, with three-quarters of the funding from the Mathews Community Foundation Endowment. This fund has grown from the support of hundreds of county residents and provides flexibility in responding to changing and emerging needs,” said Leddy.

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