August 2, 2018
MILFORD — Proposals for making the Greater Pike area an even better place to live abounded in July as the Greater Pike Community Foundation’s Grants Committee reviewed and awarded grants to 27 local non-profit organizations for this year’s Richard L. Snyder Fund grant cycle.
There is a funding increase of nearly 70 percent over last year’s total of $52,000. The foundation will award $87,500 to 27 local non-profits from the Snyder Fund this year.
A reception for the recipients will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Hotel Fauchère, Milford.
“To my knowledge, Greater Pike’s Snyder Fund granted the largest amount of money from a local funding source so far this year,” said Maryanne Monte, Greater Pike Board member and Chair of the Grants Committee. “It was heartening to learn about how so many community organizations are working to enhance the quality of life in the Greater Pike area.”
Dick Snyder, a local businessman and philanthropist who died in 2014, was one of the strongest supporters of non-profit organizations in Pike County. The donor designated fund was created at the Greater Pike Community Foundation by a distribution from a charitable trust created during Dick’s lifetime and distributed following his death to support the causes and charities he cared about most. Greater Pike received a record number of applications for Richard L. Snyder Fund grants this year.
After a thorough review process by the Foundation’s grants committee, and approval by the Foundation’s board, the following grants were awarded:
BeautificationHistoric Preservation Trust of Pike County
Milford Enhancement Committee
Milford Garden Club
Milford Shade Tree Commission
Pike County Historical Society
Greene-Dreher Historical Society
Festival/ArtsAmerican Readers Theatre
Barryville Area Arts Association
Black Bear Film Festival
Milford Music Festival
Milford Readers & Writers Festival
Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
Peters Valley School of Craft
Health/DiversityDelaware Valley School District
Pike County Alliance for Prevention Programs
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice
Safe Haven of Pike County; Pocono Fox Trot
Genuine Alternatives in Therapy (Gait)
Green Trees Early Learning Center
Pike County Public Library.
The lasting power of Snyder’s thoughtful planning is evident in the work this funding, which is awarded annually, will make possible.
The Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) was created to enable generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. The Foundation 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 are encouraged to get in touch with any Greater Pike board member or contact Jim Pedranti, board chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-296-6959 or visitgreaterpike.org and Facebook.com/GreaterPike.