Bonita Springs Community Fund Awards YMCA Grant
Focusing on children’s education and youth development, the Bonita Springs Community Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation has chosen to award a grant to the Bonita Springs YMCA.
By awarding this and another larger grant this year for the New Horizons of Southwest Florida's Super Teen Club, the Bonita Springs Community Fund hopes to make a bigger impact for the youth in its area.
“It is our pleasure to once again award grants to organizations that help improve the lives of the people in Bonita Springs,” said Debi Braendle, board trustee of the SWFLCF. “Providing these grants will enable the students and youth of Bonita Springs to successfully grow and develop as individuals.”
With its reopening just one month ago, The Bonita Springs YMCA will receive $8,000 in scholarships for children in need of financial assistance for the summer and after-school programs.
“The donation from the Bonita Springs Community Fund is the icing on the cake,” said Marjorie Rubacky, board member for the Bonita Springs YMCA. “The Community Fund’s support was instrumental in helping the Bonita Springs YMCA reopen over Memorial Day weekend. Now the Y’s doors are open again, and we’re able to help the children and families of Bonita Springs develop strong kids, lead healthy lives and take care of their neighbors.”
The Bonita Springs Community Fund was established in 1997 to promote philanthropy and enhance the spirit and quality of life for all citizens in the greater Bonita Springs area, now and for generations to come through stewardship of permanently endowed funds. BSCF has provided more than $1.6 million in grants and scholarships through endowed funds set up by community donors.
For more information, call Southwest Florida Community Foundation at 239-274-5900.