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 2/8/14.
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.
Seeds of Hope Farm - Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy - Moscow, Russia
$5,000 - Grant to support a 7.5 acre farm, development of which will provide employment and job training for people from immigrant and refugee communities. This project aims to address the root causes of poverty and hunger.
Densford Fund - 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.
St. Labre Indian School Educational Associatio - Ashland, MT
$10,000 - Scholarships for St. Labre Indian School graduates to attend college. Two guests from St. Labre participated in our Riverside service on 11/17/13 - Rosalia Bad Horse, a student at LaSalle University, and Dave Charpentier.
Native American Students Scholarships - American Indian Community House - NYC
$9,000 - Grant for 30 scholarships to Native American Youth towards college tuition. American Indian Community House is located in lower Manhattan and works to build character of local Native young people and give them a sense of heritage, community and preparation for the future.
Celebration of Native Youth Project - Denver Public Schools - Denver, CO
$7,000 - Support for a program that works with high school youth and their parents, formulating strategies to create a graduation plan, a road-map for future education, exploration of career opportunities, and guidance in writing and speaking skills (through prose and poetry) in order to produce a published book and video to showcase youths' work.