Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties announce grants
July 06, 2012
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties recently announced more than $2 million grants made through the MacArthur Affordable Housing Initiative Fund and the Hans and Mary Stratmann Fund of the Community Foundation. The funds will be split between 12 nonprofit organizations that are working to alleviate the area's housing crisis.
"Much of the state-sponsored public funding that in the past has been used to preserve and subsidize affordable housing has been eliminated," said Leslie Lilly, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. "As a first resource for many struggling individuals, these organizations are stretched to provide services with limited dollars."
Some of the recipients include the Urban League of Palm Beach County, the Neighborhood Renaissance, Habitat for Humanity of Martin, South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Counties as well as Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches. They are expected to help these organizations fund operations, programs and service so they can continue to meet the needs of community members
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