Westchester Community Foundation awards $824,000 in grants

By Aleesia Forni

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The Westchester Community Foundation announced $824,000 in grants to support nonprofits in Westchester and Putnam counties.

Grants include $159,000 toward the cleanup and water quality monitoring in the Bronx and Saw Mill rivers, Mianus River Gorge and the Long Island Sound.

“Westchester’s environmental community is at the forefront of cleaning our rivers and working with one another and with local officials for wider watershed planning,” said program officer Tara Seeley, adding that the foundation is pleased to support these collaborations.

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The foundation also granted $90,000 to expand access to mental health services and other support for youth.

“Our community’s young people continue to be at high risk for depression and substance abuse, especially heroin and opioid abuse,” said executive director Laura Rossi. “Expanded access to mental health services in our region can hopefully save more lives.”

For more information and a complete list of grants awarded, visit: www.wcf-ny.org.

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Aleesia Forni
Aleesia Forni covers transportation, tourism, nonprofits and residential real estate for the Westchester County Business Journal. She previously worked as a financial reporter for the online newsletter Prospect News. She started with the Westchester County Business Journal in April 2016.

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