After votes, foundation awards three grants
The Awesome Newburgh Foundation on March 19 awarded $1,000 grants to three projects after hearing 15 proposals and raising $3,000 from spectators during a “pitch party.”
Girls to Ladies will produce a teen-led, anti-violence, cooperative quilt called Making Piece; the Youth Arts Group, part of the Rural & Migrant Ministry, will organize a workshop on empowerment focused on art, justice and the disenfranchised; and Newburgh Repair Cafe will create meeting places with tools, materials and on-hand experts for repairing objects.
The foundation’s sponsors include the Cold Spring Cheese Shop and More Good Beacon. It was created in June to support artists, activists and small businesses with $1,000 grants.