Several Erie organizations are getting help as they work to transform the community.
The Erie Community Foundation revealed the 10 recipients of its ‘Transformational Philanthropy 2.0’ grants today. Nearly $2 million was awarded to nonprofit organizations that are making positive changes for youth programs downtown or surrounding neighborhoods like the Bayfront East Side Task Force.
Jeremy Bloser, Executive Director for the Bayfront East Side Task Force, tells us, “We’re putting in some nice, easy to maintain plants; some trees. Basically, beautifying the area. It’s called ‘clean and green’. So, when people travel through, they don’t just see an empty lot, but they see something that’s being taken care of and gives positive feeling to the community.”
Individual grants awarded to the 10 organizations ranged from $100,000 to $250,000.
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