Recently, the Gannett Foundation awarded grants to the many communities served by Gannett Co., Inc.
WFMY News 2 President and General Manager, Larry Audas presented a grant in the amount of $2,500 to Pat Bamidele Demerson, Executive Director, International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
This contribution will support the 11:00 am "Saturday Children's Story Hour" that allows young visitors (especially ages 5-12) to explore themes of civil rights , human rights, core democratic values, cultural competency, and character development in the United States and abroad.
The program is available to groups with reservations, families who read announcements in the news media or on the Museum website, and walk-in visitors.The Gannett Foundation serves those communities in which Gannett Co., Inc. has a local daily newspaper, broadcast station or cable TV operation.
The program makes contributions to qualified nonprofit organizations to improve the education, health and advancement of the people who live in Gannett communities. The contributions help to improve the quality of life and address the most pressing community issues.The foundation values projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.
Proposals are accepted at any time during the year and the next deadline for applications from non-profits is August 15.
Grant applications and grant guidelines are available at www.gannettfoundation.org.