Awesome in Newburgh

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.”

The audience listens to pitches. (Photo provided)

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.

A winning team (Photo provided)

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.

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