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Building our Operations

Building community foundations takes time, and it takes support from many areas. But the long term impacts are tremendous: we are a permanent and growing source of income to invest in the Guilford Community; a permanent vehicle for local philanthropy; and an independent community leader.

We are so grateful for the response to our recent appeal for operating support. As of today, supporters have donated $14,930, not including the $10,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor. This means we can continue our efforts to build the capital we need to meet the needs of local nonprofits.

Last year, the Guilford Foundation granted nearly $70,000 to organizations serving Guilford– a 30% increase from 2010. And while numbers are important, our assistance to the community goes beyond grant making to leading special projects (such as fuel assistance and housing) and partnering with funders, businesses and others to leverage support.

We are growing, moving forward, and doing a better job meeting the needs in the community. We would be unable to do so without your support. Thank you for joining us in our journey to build Guilford’s Foundation.

The Guilford Foundation Awards Merit Scholarships to 9 Seniors

The Guilford Foundation hosted its Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 30th, under clear, warm skies at the Guilford Yacht Club. At the dinner, we awarded scholarships to nine Guilford High School graduating seniors to help offset the costs of their college education. The records of these remarkable students reflect their hard work and commitment to personal development and inspire hope in the future citizenry or our great town.

GHS Scholarship Recipients

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TGF in the News

We’ve been delighted to have some of our recent initiatives and work highlighted in local and regional news media. Here is a listing of some of the recent articles:

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Women & Family Life Center Agency Endowment

Representatives from W&FL and TGF sign agreement for new agency endowment.

Part of The Guilford Foundation’s mission is to ensure that the quality of life in Guilford remains strong and vibrant, which means supporting those organizations that make a difference in the everyday lives of our citizens. To that end, TGF was pleased to work with the Women & Family Life Center (W&FL) to establish our first Agency Endowment, a permanent legacy fund that creates annual income for W&FL in perpetuity.

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After School Art Classes

The Guilford Fund for Education and the Guilford Foundation awarded a grant of $2,450 in March 2013 to Guilford Art Center and Guilford Before and After School Care for a joint project to provide art instruction to After School Care students onsite at A.W. Cox, Calvin Leete, and Guilford Lakes schools in Guilford.

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Youth Philanthropy at Work: 2013 YAG Grant Awards

Members of YAG

Members of YAG at a Guilford High School fund raising event.

The Guilford High School Interact Club Youth Advisory Group (YAG), an initiative of the Guilford Foundation to promote youth philanthropy, recently awarded four grants totaling $10,000 to 5 local organizations:

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April 2013 Grant Awards

The Guilford Foundation Approves $9,850 to 7 Local Organizations

At its March Board meeting, the Guilford Foundation Board of Directors approved $9,850 of funding to 7 local organizations, bringing the total amount granted so far this year to $18,075.

“The Board was once again pleased to support a broad scope of needs in the community, from support for new mothers to walking tours to supporting substance abuse services,” stated Board President John Crawford.

The March 2013 awards are as follows:

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2012 Service Organization of the Year

2012 Service Organization of the Year

The Guilford Foundation's award for 2012 Service Organization of the Year

The Guilford Foundation was surprised and pleased to be recognized by the Guilford Chamber of Commerce as the 2012 Service Organization of the Year.

We were thrilled to be awarded alongside such other worthy honorees, and we accepted the award in January 2013 on behalf of our donors and funds whose vision and generosity drive the good work of the Guilford Foundation.

We hope this is just the beginning of what we can accomplish for Guilford!

Spotlight on Guilford – Guilford Foundation

Spotlight on Guilford – Guilford Foundation from GCTV on Vimeo.

Guilford Foundation Awards Gold Project for Girl Scouts

The Guilford Foundation was pleased to present a grant award of $2,500 to Virginia Gresham to support her Girls Scouts’ Gold Award project, which is the highest-ranking award distributed by the scouting organization. A Gold Award, equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award, must meet a need in the community while inspiriting and educating others and must last in perpetuity.

Pictured: The Guilford Foundation Board members Mary Jo Kestner, Stephen Page, Edward Seibert, Executive Director Liza Janssen Petra, and awardee Virginia Gresham, shot on the Green in front of one of the lampposts.

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