Connections Fund awards over $5,100 in grants

February 2, 2015

The Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation announced its 2015 grant recipients during its Winter Gala January 30 at Ed Picken’s Reed Room. Pictured here are Carrie Fanello, Connections Fund co-chair, Teresa Alt, director of Richland County Youth and Family Council and Krista Schmidt, Connections Fund co-chair. Three grants totaling more than $5,100 focusing on parenting were awarded to the following organizations:

Culliver Reading Center for the “Together We Can” program. It is designed to build positive relationships within the family. A goal of the program is to have parents and guardians more involved in their child's learning and to connect them to resources and special services as needed. 

First English Lutheran Church for the “Standing Together Every Parent Succeeds” program. It will assist families with various topics such as parenting, relationships, budgeting, shopping, cooking and family game night.

Richland County Youth and Family Council for “Boot Camp for New Dads.” The program is a unique community-based workshop to inspire and equip fathers to engage with their infant, support their mate and find their way as a new parent. 

Since 2005 The Connections Fund has awarded over $63,200 through 53 grants.

The mission of the Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation is to foster and retain leaders and professionals in Richland County and to promote a philanthropic identity and involvement in the community.

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