FMFCU Foundation awarded a total $6,000 to six different nonprofits in the area through the Nonprofit Community Grants program which funds programs or projects that deliver measurable, sustainable improvements in the communities we serve. These grants are intended to strengthen nonprofits and enhance programs in our community. Nonprofits were invited to apply earlier this summer.
2021 Grantees are:
- College Possible Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) will receive a $1,000 grant to support the high school programs in both Upper Darby High School and Penn Wood High School. Students that participate in the College Possible program have access to a curriculum that includes SAT preparation, college admissions and financial aid consulting, college transition guidance and financial literacy training beginning in their Junior Year.
- Integrate for Good (Montgomery County, PA) will receive a $1,000 grant to help fund the Empowerment Lab program. Integrate for Good’s Empowerment Lab is intentionally designed to target the economic disparity experienced by our community members with disabilities. Through the transformative efforts of research-based intervention, the program drives business growth, while promoting inclusion.
- Lewis Crozer Library (Chester, PA) will receive a $1,000 grant to host four assemblies for local preschool and elementary school students. Planned with teacher input, the programs will enrich student learning experiences through the fine arts, STEM, cultural history, and storytelling.
- Media-Upper Providence Free Library (Media, PA) will receive a $1,000 grant to fund a new program initiative: Cooking Up a Good Story, which children will read a story and then incorporate a discussion of food and nutrition.
- West End Neighborhood House (Wilmington, DE) will receive a $1,000 grant to operate the Bright Spot Farms program. This program is a leadership training program for low-income high school students to learn to grow fresh vegetables while earning income.
- Yeadon Economic Development Corporation (Yeadon, PA) will receive a $1,000 grant to fund a career day engaging small businesses and high school students in that area.