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Greater Pike Announces New “Mini-grants” from the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund

MILFORD - Greater Pike Community Foundation has announced the total in grant awards from The Barbara J. Buchanan Fund is increasing for 2020, and the period to request an application for one of the “mini-grants’ is now open.

Maryann Monte, Greater Pike’s grants committee chairperson said, “Barbara Buchanan’s legacy of commitment to her community and the causes she held so dear continue as the grant cycle opens.” Because of Buchanan’s “generosity,” the Foundation will award one $1,000 grant and three $500 grants.

The deadline for applying is March 6 at 5:00 pm. The annual program funds eligible local non-profit community organizations in the arts and culture, basic human needs, health, families, education, and the environment with innovative ideas for improving our quality of life.

The application form and details concerning eligibility and requirements can be found at the Foundation’s website, www.greaterpike.org. Greater Pike encourages all applicants to read the directions carefully as they have been changed. Any prior Greater Pike grant recipient applying must be up to date in all grant reporting requirements from previous grant cycles by the deadline or their application will not be considered.

The Barbara J. Buchanan Fund at Greater Pike Community Foundation is a donor-designated fund established in 2014. The Greater Pike Community Foundation (Greater Pike) was created to enable generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. Greater Pike provides a permanent and personal way to give back to the region we love and have worked so hard to nurture and maintain.

Those interested in learning more about how to establish a fund at Greater Pike, or to donate to the Buchanan J. Buchanan Fund, are encouraged to contact Jenni Hamill, Executive Director at (570) 832-4686, jennihamill@greaterpike.org, or visit our website at www.greaterpike.org and Facebook.com/GreaterPike

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