Wilderness Trace Community Foundation provided $130,250 through 105 grants in fiscal year 2011 (July 2010-June 2011).
Grants were awarded in the following total amounts: arts, culture and humanities, $1,250; education, $16,450; environment and public benefit, $6,600; health and human services, $7,650; religion, $61,300; and scholarships, $37,000.
The foundation awards grants out of interest earned on principle donated to the foundation, Chairman Pete Chiericozzi explained.
That means initial donations continue to grow and give back more every year, he said.
Total committed assets for the foundation exceed $2.8 million.
Representative organizations supported by foundation donors include Friends of the Boyle County Public Library, McDowell House Museum, Ragged Edge Community Theater, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Bluegrass Community & Technical College Foundation, Central Kentucky Christian School, Centre College, Danville Christian Academy, Kentucky School for the Deaf Charitable Foundation, Lincoln County High School, Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, City of Harrodsburg, Danville-Boyle County Humane Society, Boy Scouts of America – Bluegrass Council, Heart of Kentucky United Way, Mercer County 4-H Council, Salvation Army – Danville, Wilderness Trace Family YMCA, Woodlawn Elementary Family Resource Center, Christian Life Center of Harrodsburg, Family of God Christian Fellowship, Garrard County Cooperative Parish, Harrodsburg Baptist Church, Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, Murdale Baptist Church, Old Country Church, Presbyterian Church of Danville, and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
The Wilderness Trace Community Foundation (www.wildernesstrace.org), an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Louisville (www.cflouisville.org), began in 2002 as the result of a study commissioned by the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. A local volunteer board of directors represents Boyle, Garrard, Mercer, and Lincoln counties.
For more information, call Chiericozzi at (859) 325-3969 or Community Foundation of Louisville Affiliate Liaison Mark Stewart at (502) 585-4649.