The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

JVCF awards $18,794


October 18, 2017

Melissa Jenkins

The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation awarded nine grants at a ceremony last week. Pictured are representatives from the non-profits.

The Jefferson County Community Foundation awarded nine grants to local non-profits for a total of $18,794 at a special ceremony last Thursday night at the Borden's Building.

JVCF Co-Chair Millie Baycroft said this is the most money they have awarded in 16 years, and the endowment fund has grown to just under $235,000.

Baycroft said all the money donated to the JVCF not only goes back to the community, it says in the community as the fund grows.

Love Inc. received an $850 grant they will be using for a new computer, filing system, and computer software. The Jefferson Valley Museum was the recipient of a $2,500 grant they plan to use to replace the wood on the front and side of the building. Partners United For Life Saving Education (P.U.L.S.E) was awarded a $2,500 grant they plan on using for CPR classes and training.

Melissa Jenkins

Jefferson Valley Community Foundation Co-Chair Mary Janacaro Hensleigh presents Whitehall Transportation Director Paula Hippert with a grant for $2,500.

Reed's Pet Rescue and Rehabilitation was the recipient of a $1,940 grant. Patti Reed said the money would be used for a clean air system for the dogs and new kennels.

The Whitehall Community Center received a $2,500 grant they plan to use for upgrades on the north side of the building to. The Whitehall Community Library also received $2,500. Librarian Jeannie Ferriss said they plan on using the money for new computers.

Whitehall Public Transportation was another $2,500 grant recipient. They plan on using money to obtain matching funds for their $320,000 project to build a location to house their busses and vans.

The Barrick Golden Sunlight grant for $2,500 was awarded to the Whitehall Senior Center who will use the funds to help by a new commercial stove and over.

Baycroft said everyone who applied for a grant in this cycle received one.

A $1,000 mystery grant was awarded to the Friends of the Library.


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