THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MARTIN-ST. LUCIE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF $344,765 IN GRANT FUNDING FROM THE 2019 FRANCES LANGFORD FUND FOR MARTIN COUNTY
The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie announced that 10 Treasure Coast nonprofit organizations will receive nearly $345,000 in total grant funding from The Frances Langford Fund for Martin County this year.
The 2019 grant recipients, which were celebrated at a May 21 reception at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House in Jensen Beach, are: Alzheimer’s Community Care/Council on Aging at the Kane Center, ARC of Martin County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, Helping People Succeed, Historical Society of Martin County, House of Hope, Ocean Research & Conservation Association, The Arts Council of Martin County, and The Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
The largest grant of $90,000 will go to House of Hope for the construction of a produce packing house to improve nutrition for at-risk populations. Other initiatives include: creating a dementia-friendly community; renovating special needs group homes; improving educational outcomes and early language and literacy; a historical structure study of the House of Refuge; arts and technology; a study of the risk of toxic transfer from algae blooms; and nonprofit leadership training and support.
“Frances Langford’s philanthropic legacy continues to better our community in so many ways,” said Elizabeth A. Barbella, President & CEO of The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie. “The Community Foundation is honored to carry on her good work as steward of The Frances Langford Fund.”
Members of the 2019 grant committee are: Ryan Furtwangler (Chair), Laura Cardinale, Cory Carter, John Doody, Ellen Libby, Debbie Maunus, Ellyn Stevenson, Judy Weber and Rita May Wright.
The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie (TCFMSL) inspires philanthropists to establish funds to impact communities in Martin and St. Lucie Counties, throughout Florida, across the United States and around the globe. As a steward for local philanthropy, TCFMSL has strategically invested millions of dollars in hundreds of nonprofit agencies and educational institutions in its 30-year history.