Canton Community Fund awards grants to fountain project, TAUNY, GardenShare, Deep Root Center
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:33 pm

The Canton Community Fund recently awarded grants to four local organizations. CCF board members include, from left, Brett Thacher, Beth Larrabee, Chris Rediehs, Mary Ann Ashley, John Casserly, Barbara Beekman, Louis Tremaine and Neal Burdick.

CANTON -- The Canton Community Fund (CCF) recently awarded grants to four Canton-based organizations, all designated for the overall betterment of the community.

The Canton Park & Fountain Fund received $2,000 for pumps and piping as part of the restoration of the fountain in the heart of the village park.

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) was given $2,000 in start-up funding for TAUNY's forthcoming “TAUNY Publications in Regional Folkways,” a series of books and related materials focusing on the traditional folkways and arts of the North Country.

GardenShare garnered $475 for signage intended to improve traffic flow and safety at its office facility on Route 310 outside Canton.

And finally, The Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning was given $1,366 for the purchase of music-making materials such as a MacBookAir and two three-quarter-sized electric guitars, as well as a flat-screen TV for its music and media room.

Current CCF board members are, Brett Thacher, Beth Larrabee, Chris Rediehs, Mary Ann Ashley, John Casserly, Barbara Beekman, Louis Tremaine, Neal Burdick, and Lenore VanderZee.

The CCF encourages representatives of non-profit groups and organizations serving residents of the town and village of Canton to apply for grants to further their work.

Guidelines, as well as tips for making a gift and other information about the CCF, can be found at www.cantoncommunityfund.org.

The Fund is a subsidiary organization of the Northern New York Community Foundation, which manages its finances.