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The Lawrence Township Community Foundation (LTCF) held a presentation ceremony on Thursday December 8, 2016 at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church to award sixteen local nonprofit organizations funds for important community programs.

Lawrence Township Community Foundation funds projects that impact the quality of life and well-being of the residents of Lawrence Township. LTCF offers grants in the spring and fall to nonprofit organizations based in Lawrence Township in the following categories: Arts & Humanities; Health, Wellness and Seniors; Community Development and Enrichment; Sustainability and Enrichment; Youth Programs; and Emergency Support.

LTCF President, Rachel Cantlay said at the ceremony, “This is my favorite day of the year. This event brings together people to share with us their important work and accomplishments that benefit all residents of Lawrence.  It is always heartwarming and rewarding for me and our community foundation board members to listen to them share these accomplishments.”

Completely run by volunteers, LTCF is supported by three major funders – Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Educational Testing Service and the Lawrenceville School- with the expectation that most projects benefiting the Township and its residents will be funded through the LTCF. The Foundation also receives personal donations from Lawrence citizens and businesses.

Since forming in 2002, LTCF has distributed grants more than one million dollars to organizations that benefit Lawrence residents of all ages. Through the generosity of sponsors and donors, many innovation programs developed by non-profit organizations are brought to life to serve the people of our community.  Programs supported by the Foundation’s fall 2016 grant cycle include youth mentoring, neighborhood beautification,  food pantry supplies, violence prevention for children, wellness programs for disabled residents, ESL programs and more.

2016 Fall Grant Recipients

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County
  • Big Red Race
  • Dress for Success
  • The English School at Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church
  • Greater Eldridge Park Neighborhood Association
  • Homefront, on behalf of Lawrence Community Center
  • Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County
  • Lawrence Historical Society
  • Lawrence Lacrosse Club
  • Lawrence Township Meals on Wheels
  • Lawrenceville Main Street
  • NAMI Mercer
  • People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos
  • Prevention Education Inc. t/a PEI Kids
  • Project Freedom/ Heart to Hearts
  • Womanspace

Photo caption: Proud representatives for non-profit organizations that were awarded grant funds by the Lawrence Township Community Foundation  (LTCF) at a presentation ceremony on Thursday Dec. 8, 2016 at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church.

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