Spring 2014 Community Grant Recipients

Four grants were awarded in the spring 2014 funding cycle, totalling $5,900.

City of Promise received $1,025 to support the Gaining Ground project.  City of Promise is a cradle-through-college program which helps children from impoverished areas succeed in school, work and life.  The Gaining Ground program will send 23 students to enriching activities during school vacations.

Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) received $1,875 to support the micro-enterprise develoipment for low/moderate income program.  CIC supports the community by providing resourses to entrepreneurs through education, mentoring, micro-lending and networking.  This grant will provide scholarships to entrepreneurs to attend a 17 week curriculum licensed from Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) which will help guide participants through all aspects of their businesses.

Crozet Elementary PTO received $500 to support the Hey Crozet, Let’s Read! program.  The Crozet Elementary PTO enhances and supports education at Crozet Elementary School by developing a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement.  This program will help stock the book room with educational materials across all grade levels.

Fluvanna County Public Schools received $2,500 to fund the Families Learning Together program.  This program aims to break the cycle of intergenerational illteracy by providing undereducated parents with the skills to reach their educational goals for themselves and their children. This grant will help subsidize the costs of part-time staff salaries, supplies and materials to keep this program operational.