LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than $100,000 in grants have been awarded to five not-for-profit organizations.
The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette issued the grants during an announcement on Tuesday.
The grants were presented to First Methodist Church Furniture Bank, Lafayette Urban Ministry, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, Thomas Duncan Hall and the YWCA of Greater Lafayette.
Each grant addressed one of six community needs that included education, youth, diversity, physical environment, arts and culture.
First Methodist Church Furniture Bank received a $20,000 grant to be used for box trucks.
Lafayette Urban Ministry was given $26,642.65 to be used to replace 46 mattresses and a hot water heater at the shelter.
$20,000 was issued to the Long Center for the Performing Arts for theater re-rigging.
$20,000 was awarded to Thomas Duncan Hall to help with a heating system renovation.
The YWCA of Greater Lafayette received $15,850 that will go to a new phone system.
President and CEO of the Community Foundation Greg Kapp said donors make the grants possible.
"The Community Foundation really exists to connect people with causes, that's what we do in order to make the fabric of the community as strong as we can. So these grant tiers are our way of giving back," said Kapp.
This was the first tier of grants issued by The Community Foundation.
By the end of the year, they will have give out $400,000 in grant money.
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