Gravenhurst Against Poverty Receives $30K in Grants From Muskoka Community Foundation For Youth Programs
The Muskoka Community Foundation announced on Monday that it has awarded Gravenhurst Against Poverty with two grants totaling $30,000 to support the new Young Adult Centre.
The foundation says $15,000 will come from the Muskoka Youth Mental Health and Wellness Fund and another $15,000 grant will come from Patricia’s Fund and will be used to support young people in the Gravenhurst community through the creation of a young adult center.
Since 2017 Gravenhurst Against Poverty been working to identify the needs of the community that include food insecurity, housing, medical availability, transportation, and mental health supports. Gravenhurst Against Poverty’s Chair Bonnie Dart says “These funds instil certainty that real change is possible for the well-being of our young people.”
DeCaro thanked the donors that have made these grants possible, including Huntsville’s Elizabeth Booth, who hosts the annual Laquan fundraiser, an anonymous donor, and the contributors behind Patricia’s Fund.