Sandstone Trust makes grants available for projects in Medina area
MEDINA – The Medina Sandstone Trust is making several thousand dollars available in grants to community organizations and projects.
The grants generally range from $200 to $500 and are awarded to qualifying not-for-profit organizations and/or programs in the Medina, Ridgeway and Shelby region.
Funding is intended to help programs that clearly benefit this community and that have favorable tax and regulatory status.
The Trust has distributed nearly $40,000 to local programs and scholarships since 2010. The most recent grants went to The Arc of Genesee/Orleans to rebuild the nature trail at Camp Rainbow to make it wheelchair accessible. St. John’s Episcopal Church’s grant will assist in the restoration of a stained glass window sill and frame.
Orleans Recovery Hope Begins Here assisted in the purchase of a pop-up shelter, table and chairs for community education programs. Boxwood Cemetery Commission’s grant will help with the rehab the tombstone of the first Medina resident. And the Medina Historical Society were funded for a monthly speaker series.
In addition, the grants contributed to some larger programs. Orleans County Adult Learning Services (OCALS) grant partially funded a new community outreach program. Orleans County YMCA’s grant helped with the cost of their Before and After School Enrichment Program, while P.Raising Kids Child Care Center was assisted with an upgrade to the group’s kitchen.
To apply for a grant, organization leaders need to fill out a Sandstone Trust Application form and mail to Sandstone Trust, Post Office Box 25, Medina, by the application deadline, Oct. 31.
Application forms can be obtained as follows: In person at Medina Parts Co. (NAPA) 345 N. Main St. or Michael Zelazny, CPA 511 Main St.; By regular mail request sent to Sandstone Trust, PO Box 25, Medina, NY 14103; or online from the Sandstone Trust web page, www.sandstonesociety.org.
Questions may be sent by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Michael Zelazny, CPA at 585-798-1006.