Grant recipients for 2014 were announced at the GPCF’s annual “Passion for Polson Celebration” held August 16. Altogether, $21,584 was distributed among 10 qualifying local non-profits this year.
• Polson Youth Soccer Association was granted $2,500 to help construct new soccer fields on newly acquired land.
• Mission Valley Aquatics will receive $2,500 to allow the children of financially challenged families to use the facilities.
• Polson Ski Club was granted $2,287.50, which will be used to give financial assistance to youth not otherwise able to participate in the ski program.
• Boys and Girls Club was granted $2,500 for a healthy eating/nutrition program for youth using local produce.
• Polson School District received $2,500 for upgrades to the high school auditorium, the only auditorium in Polson, which has not been improved for 40 years.
• Polson Loaves and Fishes was granted $2,000 for the purchase of a metal storage container.
• SAFE Harbor received a grant of $1,500 for video devices to help law enforcement officers provide evidence of domestic violence.
• Polson Fairgrounds was granted $2,500 to improve the concession stand, the commercial kitchen and storage facilities.
• The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) will receive $2,500 to support the third annual event that sparks our winter economy.
• The Dayton Proctor Park Association will receive $797 to insulate a park building for energy-efficient winter use.
Because of generous donors, a total of $125,00 has been contributed to meet needs in our community since grants were first awarded in 2009.