Alcoa Foundation has awarded $300,000 to seven local organizations, including Massena Memorial Hospital and Canton-Potsdam Hospital, the county Community Development Program for food pantries, the Moses Park Nature Center, the county’s FISHCAP program, and Clarkson University.
Clarkson University’s “Mytholympic Games” will receive $120,000, for academically talented students participating in the program modeled after the popular Mythbusters television show.
$38,500 goes to the St. Lawrence County Community Development program, which runs the county’s Neighborhood Centers, to develop a tracking system for food pantry-users to ensure as many needy families as possible are benefiting from the program, and to create a nutrition and healthy cooking program.
$18,047 has been granted to the Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center to fund the “Mind, Body & Soul – Come Alive!” program, which will provide outdoor-related physical and creative opportunities to help participants improve their health and develop an interest in the environment.
Multi-year funding has been awarded to Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation, $40,000 for a cardiac monitoring system; Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation, $16,453 to support the geo-thermal component of its new cancer treatment center and; $15,000 to the St. Lawrence/North Country Communication Foundation to support the FISHCAP economic development program.