Foundation Celebrates Annual Grant Awards

 The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation welcomed new neighbors and revealed their 2018 grant recipients on May 28 at the Gremlin Theatre in the Creative Enterprise Zone. Grants Committee chair Dominick Washington welcomed representatives of the organizations to the Gremlin stage to share information about expected outcomes from their grant requests. “You play an important role in the life of our community,” Washington said addressing the grantees. “Thank you for your support of our neighbors.”

The 2018 awardees include area schools that received grants for arts, music, environmental science, special education, library books and after-school activities. There was also continued operating support for recipients such as the St. Anthony Park Area Seniors, Music in the Park, The Bugle, Gremlin Theatre, the Creative Enterprise Zone and the St. Anthony Park Community Council. Newer grantees were Known by Heart and FilmNorth partnering on film writing classes for seniors, the International Institute’s field trip program for new Americans, and Shakespeare in St. Anthony Park, a summer workshop and performance experience for middle schoolers.

This event includes a welcome to new neighbors. According to executive director Jon Schumacher, “We send out invitations to all the new residents who have moved to the district over the past year or so. It gives them a chance to know their neighbors and learn about these great organizations.”

The Foundation, in its 19th year of awards, granted $37,500 to 15 different community non-profit and initiatives. Their annual grant support comes from three endowed funds, The Gerald R. McKay Family Music Fund, the Environmental Education Fund and the Andy Boss Fund.

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation welcomed new neighbors and revealed their 2018 grant recipients on May 28 at the Gremlin Theatre in the Creative