ENVIRONMENTAL FUND HELPS EMPOWER LOCAL CITIZENS
Support of $3,100 from the Chest’s Environmental Fund will help Grassroots Wildlife Conservation educate residents of all ages about improving – and providing a sense of stewardship over – the local environment.

TWO FUNDS PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KIDS TO ATTEND SUMMER CAMP
Many local families have a hard time affording the cost of summer camp for their children. For working parents in particular, the child care that camp provides is a necessity. Through two donor-funded scholarship funds, the Chest provided $12,000 to help 42 children attend summer camp.

THE WHEN IN NEED FUND HELPS NEIGHBORS FACING CHALLENGING TIMES
The Community Chest helped 16 of our neighbors who faced a one-time emergency need, including help with rent; utility bills; medical care; and food purchases. Through the generosity of local donors, the Chest was able to give $4,500 to make these neighbors’ lives a little easier.

THE CORNERSTONE FUND PROVIDES $52,825 IN FUNDING TO HELP STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY
The Chest was pleased to be one of the major providers of funding for the Teen Mental Strength Program at CCHS. The Program is designed to help students manage stress in their lives by building resilience through mental strength skills and mindfulness tools.

A grant to CC at Play will help create an ADA-compliant walking path at the athletic fields, increasing fan accessibility and allowing visitors with disabilities full access to the fields.

A second year of funding was provided to the Community Connections Program, which pairs students with mentors from the business community, with the goal of having a positive impact on a student’s understanding of the world outside the classroom.