Trustees Meet and Approve 2005 Grants
Appalachian Fund trustees met in Berea on December 10, 2004 to review 2005 Grant Applications and discuss other business. The trustees approved $433,163 in grants to 31 organizations in Kentucky and North Carolina. Twenty-three Appalachian Fund Affiliates received 87 percent of the funding for a total of $376,000. The trustees voted to invite the Boys & Girls Club of Madison County to become its newest affiliate and provided the Club with a challenge grant of $10,000 to support a technology access program for underserved youth. First-time grantees included the Lotts Creek Community School in Hazard, KY and the Red Lick Volunteer Fire Department. The board also discussed changing the date of its annual Affiliates’ Gathering from April to September.