Worthington Area Foundation announces grant recipients

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Area Foundation celebrated the 2020 grant recipients on Monday with a drive-thru event held at the entrance of the Worthington Comfort Suites.

Over $23,000 has been granted to community organizations dedicated to the future of the Worthington area.

Included in the awards are Friends of the Auditorium for Virtual Performances, Immigrant Law Center for Immigration Services, ISD #518 – Robotics for CNC Machine Purchase, KIDS R It Inc for parking Lot and Internet Improvements, Love INC for Faith and Finance Classes, Nobles County Art Center for Art Supply Bags, Nobles County Historical Society for Making History Come Alive, Southwest Mn Opportunity Council for the Dental Project, Civil Air Patrol for Emergency Services Training, Nobles County 4-H for Robot Equipment and Curriculum, Worthington Area YMCA for their Learning Camp, Worthington Christian School for its Science Everyday program and Worthington Hockey Association for Programming Support.

Glenn Thuringer, President of the Worthington Area Foundation Board said the Foundation is proud to support these organizations this year as in the past, adding, “More importantly this year to help the many nonprofits in need with challenges presented from Covid-19.”

Each year the Worthington Area Foundation helps local organizations support key projects. The projects are funded locally with the support and leadership of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, which is where the funds are held and managed. The Worthington Area Foundation Board is 100 percent in control of the funds and is able to direct the funds each year to local organizations in need from invested donations.

In addition to the invested funds, the Worthington Area Foundation is committed to fundraise each year to assist in the investment growth for the present and future award recipients. This year, the Worthington Area Foundation has been blessed by the generosity of matching funds for the 2020 year - every dollar donated with be matched up to $10,000 through the end of 2020. Those interested in helping the Worthington Area Foundation meet that match to support local organizations may do so by visiting the foundation at wgtnareafoundation.org.


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