2019 Community Grant Award Recipients Announced

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The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Community Grant Award: Open Arts Alliance and Kids In Crisis. The awards were presented by Kathy Walker, Junior League of Greenwich Community Director, on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the annual Community Advisory Committee (CAC) breakfast held at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center. The Junior League’s CAC is comprised of 20 leaders from various community organizations, government agencies, and local businesses who serve as advisors and ambassadors to the JLG. “The annual Community Advisory Council meeting is a valuable forum for leaders in the community to share ideas, concerns, and observations about trends in Greenwich,” says Elizabeth Peyton, JLG President. “The collaboration and connections forged at this meeting and throughout the year help us all increase our effectiveness and reach in serving the Greenwich community.”

Each year the Junior League of Greenwich awards a grant to one or more community organizations based in Greenwich to provide financial support for a community need not being met by current Junior League projects or programs. The grant is intended to fund new initiatives or expand programs relating to community needs, rather than subsidize existing programs. This year, a $3,000 award is presented to Kids In Crisis and an award of $2,000 is presented to the Open Arts Alliance. “The JLG membership strongly supported awarding grants to these two organizations,” says Elizabeth Peyton. “These organizations are administering important programs that support vulnerable populations in our community.”