Camping equipment for the Boy Scouts; theater, concert and swim programs for local youth; and new materials for the library’s young adult patrons were among the good causes supported by nine recent grants from the Greater Lewes Foundation endowment.
Fourteen proposals were received this fall for grants to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Greater Lewes region. Successful applicants included: Boy Scouts of America, Lewes Chapter - equipment for their monthly camping trips; Cancer Support Community - support services for people dealing with cancer; Clear Space Productions - help for local children to attend the Clear Space Arts Institute; Coastal Concerts - free admission to all concerts for youth ages 10-18; Lewes Historical Society - interactive exhibits to teach maritime history to children; Lewes Presbyterian Church - support for the annual free Thanksgiving Dinner; Lewes Public Library - new materials for the teen reading area; Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra for the holiday concert at Cape Henlopen High School; Sussex Family YMCA - swimming lessons for young people from Lewes.
“The foundation endowment receives many worthy requests each year,” said GLF Chair Joe Stewart. “Our board and our grants committee were pleased to be able to continue their grant-making activities for the 11th consecutive year.”
Stewart noted that, in addition to annual grants made from the GLF endowment, the GLF has distributed more than $5 million to local charitable causes through its various funds and program activities over the past decade.
Each June, the GLF also distributes a number of scholarships to graduating seniors from Cape Henlopen High School, from the funds it maintains.
For more information about supporting the GLF endowment, leaving a bequest or starting a scholarship or charitable fund, call Executive Director Michael Rawl at 302-644-0107 or go to www.greaterlewesfoundation.org.