The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation welcomed new neighbors and revealed its 2018 grant recipients on May 28 at the Gremlin Theatre, 550 Vandalia St., in the Creative Enterprise Zone. Grants Committee chair Dominick Washington welcomed representatives of the organizations to the Gremlin stage to share information about expected outcomes from their grant requests.
The 2018 awardees include area schools that received grants for arts, music, environmental science, special education, library books and afterschool activities. There was also continued operating support for recipients such as Saint Anthony Park Area Seniors, Music in the Park, the Park Bugle, Gremlin Theatre, the Creative Enterprise Zone and the St. Anthony Park Community Council. Newer grantees were Known by Heart and FilmNorth partnering on film-writing classes for seniors, the International Institute’s field trip program for new Americans and Shakespeare in St. Anthony Park, a summer workshop and performance experience for middle-schoolers.
This event included a welcome to new neighbors. The foundation sends invitations to all new St. Anthony Park residents who have moved into the district over the past year, according to executive director Jon Schumacher. In its 19th year of awards, the foundation granted $37,500 to 15 community nonprofit and initiatives.
The annual grant support comes from three endowed funds, the Gerald R. McKay Family Music Fund, the Environmental Education Fund and the Andy Boss Fund.