The Upper Cumberland Community Foundation is pleased to announce the success of their first grant cycle, which awarded $4,500 to local organizations operating within the Upper Cumberland region. Several applications were received and after much deliberation, three organizations were approved for $1,500 each. The three approved grantees include the Whitley County Farmers Market, the Appalachia Mentoring Project, and the Laurel County Literacy Council.
Jennifer Cooney, Director of the Appalachia Mentoring Project expresses gratitude for the award saying, “We are very proud to have our work, matching quality adult mentors with at-risk youth, recognized as vital to the future of Appalachia. “
Their award will be used toward the implementation of tools necessary for providing safe, effective and sustainable youth mentoring in the area.
The Upper Cumberland Community Foundation board is currently planning fundrasiers for the upcoming year and hope to host another grant cycle in the fall of 2020.
The Upper Cumberland Community Foundation is a leading and trusted community foundation; transforming Eastern Kentucky through charitable giving, community involvement, and strategic partnerships by investing assets in our communities. Upper Cumberland’s mission is to empower the people with a heart for Bell, Clay, Laurel, Knox and Whitley counties and to transform the quality of life for future generations. This organization is an affiliate of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky.
If you’d like to donate to the Upper Cumberland Community Foundation, please visit www.appalachianky.org or mail a contribution to Upper Cumberland Community Foundation, PO Box 1381 London KY, 40743.