The Northern New York Community Foundation recently awarded a total grant of $30,000 to assist the Watertown Family YMCA’s efforts in launching the agency’s new branch in Sackets Harbor.
The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors agreed to provide $15,000 this year as the YMCA opens in its Madison Barracks location in Sackets Harbor. One of the YMCA’s recent goals has been to expand the non-profit’s services to other communities. Following approved evaluations of the organization’s progress in the village over the first two years, the Foundation will subsequently award a $10,000 grant in 2018 and $5,000 in 2019.
“One of the ways Community Foundations can play an important role is to provide funding to help get new programs off the ground and prepare them for success. We saw this as a way to help increase the accessibility of some of the YMCA’s important programs to residents of the Sackets Harbor area and surrounding communities,” said Rande Richardson, Community Foundation executive director.
“The YMCA is excited to offer health and wellness family programming in a welcoming community like Sackets Harbor,” said Denise Young, CEO, Watertown Family YMCA. “We are grateful to the Northern New York Community Foundation for their support to help us establish the Sackets YMCA in the beautiful, historic health club at Madison Barracks.” [Read more…]