Riverside Sharing Fund/Densford Fund
Riverside Sharing Fund/Densford Fund News
The members of the Riverside Sharing Fund/Densford Fund are pleased to share information about grants which were awarded at our meeting on 3/3/14.
Riverside Sharing Fund
10% of all pledges by Riverside members go into the Sharing Fund. The 12-member committee then awards grants of up to $5,000 to organizations outside of Riverside to fund local, national and international projects.
Music Education Program - Manna House Workshops Inc. - NYC
$5,000 - General support targeted at subsidizing instructors fees. Manna House provides classes to 135 children in Harlem in a broad spectrum of the performing arts. Students pay $80 per month but scholarships are available.
Children of Africa Hope Mission School - Riruta United Women Empowerment Program - Kenya
$5,000 - Children of Africa Hope Mission School serves 157 orphans, offering two meals a day and a formal educational curriculum. Our grant will be used for school furniture - desks, lockers, chairs, tables, dining benches and blackboard - to help create a positive and effective learning atmosphere.
Created from a bequest in the 1970's, this fund supports projects relating to Native American Youth. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded by the committee.
imagiNATIONS Native American Education Center - National Museum of the American Indian - NYC
$10,000 - As part of the creation of an education center, our grant will be used towards Workshop classroom technology that will support programs and communication with Native schools and youth groups. This technology will allow a student visitor in NYC to connect with Native American youth on their reservation in the Southwest.
Summer Bridge and Enrichment Project - The Bridge Foundation - Billings, MT
$10,00 - This program allows Native American high school students to attend top summer academic and leadership programs offered by colleges and universities in the US. Our grant with help needy students with tuition and travel costs as well basics such as toiletries, clothing, luggage and laptop computers.