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Eleven Groups Get Ferndale Community Foundation/ Ferndale Pride Grants

Eleven Groups Get Ferndale Community Foundation/ Ferndale Pride Grants

(Ferndale Pride, Dec. 21, 2020)

Ferndale, MI- The Ferndale Community Foundation and Ferndale Pride are distributing over $21,000 in grants to 11 community organizations as part of its annual distribution.

Although Ferndale Pride was not able to physically go forward this year, virtual events and online fundraisers were held carrying on the spirit of Pride under the leadership of Julia Music, the Director of Ferndale Pride.

Proceeds from Pride were granted to the following organizations:

1. Affirmations

2.Gender Identity Network

3.Matrix Human Services

4.Transgender Detroit

5.Transgender Michigan

In addition, The Ferndale Community Foundation provided an additional 6 grants through its annual giving.

The Community Foundation receives funds not only through proceeds from Pride but also through private donations.

The organizations which were awarded grants through the Community Foundation were:

1.FernCare Free Clinic

2.The Ferndale Housing Commission

3.Friends of Royal Oak Township

4.LifeLab Kids

5.The Ringwald Theater

6.Ferndale Community Concert Band

“This year has been a particularly challenging year in light of the COVID Pandemic,” said Dan Martin, President of the Ferndale Community Foundation, “Fortunately through the hard work all involved we have been able to pivot and increase our annual giving. Organizations are in great need we are fortunate to be able to step in and help out.”

“COVID has taken a lot from us, but we will not be stopped when it comes to giving back to our community. One day we will gather again but until then we are proud to help local non-profits continue their work,” stated Music. “We continue to be optimistic that we will be able to have a 2021 festival but we have not selected a date as of yet.

“The Ferndale Community Foundation is a 501c3 private foundation that supports projects and organizations in benefitting residents of Ferndale in the areas of art, health care, culture, and education. Ferndale Pride operates as a fiduciary of the Ferndale Community Foundation.

To donate to the foundation and Pride please go to www.ferndalepride.com

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