$7,000 to be awarded locally

Greater Williams Community Fund hosts

WILLIAMS - The Greater Williams Community Fund (GWCF) invites local community organizations to participate in two upcoming grant opportunities: to apply for grant funding from the GWCF 2011 open competitive grant cycle, and to attend a free information session outlining the GWCF grant application process. The information session will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Walker Hall at St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Second Street and Grant Avenue.

Attendees at the information session will learn about the annual grant process and receive helpful advice on how to complete the application. Attendance does not guarantee grant funding, and is highly recommended due to changes made to the application process for 2011.

GWCF expects to award a total of $7,500 in grants this year, and any organization with nonprofit, 501(3)(c) status that is serving the greater Williams community is eligible to apply. Grant funding is made possible from the investment earnings of the fund, a permanent endowment created to support a variety of community issues in and around Williams, including youth, education, social services, healthcare, senior services and the arts.

Grant applications will be available beginning on April 4 and must be postmarked no later than April 27. To request a grant application or to learn more, please contact Jean-Ellen Kegler, GWCF grants chair, at (928) 607-4038 or jekegler@aol.com, Donna Liddle, grants vice chair, at (480) 369-0669 or d.monique1976@yahoo.com or Kris Vasquez, GWCF steering committee chair, at (928) 635-2042 or rehabts@aol.com.

The Greater Williams Community Fund is a permanent philanthropic endowment for the enduring benefit of the Williams area community. As a component fund of the Arizona Community Foundation, the GWCF enjoys cost-effective, centralized financial management and administrative resources provided by ACF, which allows local volunteers to maximize the impact and results of donor gifts. ACF honors local grant making decisions so that contributions given in a community can benefit that community. For more information, visit

www.azfoundation.org.

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