First Posted: 6/13/2012 7:56:51 AM | Last Updated: 6/13/2012 7:57:16 AM
LAFAYETTE – The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette (CFGL) announces the awarding of a $15,000 grant to help fund the Community of Choice study led by Greater Lafayette Commerce.
CFGL’s board of directors approved the grant at its April board meeting in support of Greater Lafayette Commerce’s Community of Choice Committee and its engagement with Next Generation Consulting.
“The Community Foundation is pleased to offer its support of this Community of Choice initiative” says Greg Kapp, President and CEO. “This broad-based effort to engage community members is well-designed. Forums, focus group discussions and peer city comparisons are coming together to help us celebrate our strengths and identify weaknesses in our community fabric. We are particularly interested in seeing specific recommendations that will lead to meaningful implementation projects as the study progresses.”
This grant is another in CFGL’s legacy of supporting quality of life initiatives in Greater Lafayette. Previous grants have helped to fund Vision 2020 and the Cultural Plan for Lafayette and West Lafayette among other community-wide studies.
The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, established in 1970, serves the Tippecanoe County area. Its mission is to inspire, nurture, and practice philanthropy, stewardship, and leadership in the communities served. More than 145 charitable funds totaling $33.5 million in assets make up The Community Foundation. During its history over $13.8 million has been granted to not-for-profit organizations, primarily in Greater Lafayette. In 2011, not-for-profit organizations and individuals received grants and scholarships totaling over $959,915. Over half of the grant awards to not-for-profit organizations were for much-needed operating expenses, but many grants were for those one-time capital expenses that nonprofits struggle to fund and desperately need. An Annual Report is available electronically. For additional information, visit www.cfglaf.org or call 765-742-9078.