grants 2 pic standardThe Board of Directors of the Heron Creek Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of its 2020 grants to charitable organizations serving the North Port community. This year, focusing on the more critical needs of the citizens resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, HCCF awarded grants to organizations dealing with feeding those in need and assisting those facing eviction or the loss of their homes. In addition, the Board decided to issue its 6th full four-year scholarship to a deserving student from a family that has few or no college educated members.

Grant awards include the following: $10,000 to the Salvation Army to stock its North Port food pantry; $13,000 to North Port Meals on Wheels to feed those citizens who cannot make or afford meals; $15,000 to Family Promise which includes $4,000 for its Open Doors Emergency Shelter Project and $11,000 for its Rent Assistance Program; $5,000 to Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services to help pay for health services and medicine for the uninsured; $5,000 to Child Protection Center for therapy sessions for North Port children suffering from sexual and/or physical abuse; $5,000 to Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center to address increases in domestic violence and shelter the abused; and $4,000 to Take Stock in Children to fund HCCF’s 7th full four-year college scholarship.

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This year, particularly, the Board is mindful and forever grateful to the many persons who responded to its Grant Drive by donating to make these grants possible. Covid-19 required HCCF to cancel or reschedule all of the 2020 fund raising events, but the Heron Creek Community responded with vigor and enthusiasm to assure that those in need in North Port would have some relief in critical areas.

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