Good¢ents Trustees Award Funds

by | Jun 18, 2014 | Community Involvement, Goodcents Program | 0 comments

In late May, the Good¢ents Board of Trustees reviewed 14 applications and awarded seven grants totaling $35,290. Here is a breakdown of the awards:Good¢ents

  • $15,000 to the Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services for sports, art and music supplies and therapeutic tools which will aid the wellness and recovery of children with severe emotional and functional impairments.
  • $10,050 to the JP Jones Community Development Center for tables, chairs and dolly equipment.  The center provides educational, vocational, recreational, and social activities to seniors, at-risk youth and low income populations within the Greater Fairbanks community.
  • $3,000 to the Denali Borough School District for tools, equipment, awards and supplies for their FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Rookie Robotics Tournament.  The FIRST program works to inspire students in the areas of science, math, engineering and technology.
  • $3,000 to the Fairbanks Concert Association to purchase a replacement for a failed computer and server.  FCA’s continuing mission is to bring exceptional performing arts experiences and educational opportunites to Interior Alaska.
  • $1,650 to the Deltana Community Services Partnership, Inc. for brake work, tires and servicing of their food delivery box van.  The van is used to deliver food and provide transportation to activities for seniors in the Delta area.
  • $1,375 to Friends of Creamer’s Field for five dog waste stations along the refuge trails.  The organization supports and encourages environmental stewardship and lifelong learning at the refuge.
  • $1,215 to Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad for the purchase of a computer to process inventory, accession artifacts and archival documents at the Pioneer Train Museum in Pioneer Park.  The new computer system will allow the museum to expand outreach in Fairbanks and provide a venue to share the collection with other museums and educational organizations in the state and outside.

All money from the Good¢ents foundation is awarded locally to nonprofit organizations and individuals in need.

Applications are reviewed quarterly in February, May, August and November by a volunteer board of trustees. The next application deadline is July 31.  Applications and more information about the program can be found online at gvea.com/goodcents.

Good¢ents is funded by the members of Golden Valley Electric Association. Since the program began in 2011, GVEA members have granted nearly $328,000 to local nonprofits and individuals in need.

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