Six Organizations Receive Community Foundation Grants

NORFOLK - The first ever grants from the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund will bring more educational opportunities to Norfolk. Six local non-profit organizations will share the first $30,000 in awards, made possible by the generosity of three local companies. The award recipients were chosen based on the goals outlined during six community visioning sessions over the past year.  One grant will help provide textbooks, calculators, pre-tests, computer training and supplies for the  GED in Spanish program coordinated by Karen Indra. Another will provide classroom enrichment grants through the Norfolk Public School Foundation; and Patty Prauner’s (PRY-nurs) SMILE program for recreational therapy on horseback will be able to offer scholarships because of a Community Foundation grant. Also receiving grant funding is a project to update the  website and develop a walking-driving tour in conjunction with the Great American Comedy Festival. The Norfolk Arts Center received a grant to help bring professional theatre to the community. And a grant to The Zone afterschool program will help with implementation of the All Stars Curriculum to address healthy teenage development. The mission of the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund is to provide educational and financial resources for the Norfolk area community and its non-profit organizations. For more information on the Community Foundation, contact Betty Froehlich at 402-379-9516.