TRC Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Awards

TRC Foundation, Inc., has announced its 2017 grants, awarding $94,000 to support people with disabilities in Chautauqua County.

Each year, TRC Foundation seeks funding requests from The Resource Center and the corporations that operate within the Filling the Gap, Inc., network.  For 2017, funding requests totaled $151,500.  The amount awarded this year is the most ever awarded in a single year, and it brings to more than $1 million the total awarded since the Foundation was established in 1995.

This year’s grant awards are as follows:

  • $20,000 for the Kathy Seastedt “Dream On” Memorial Fund to support people with disabilities who have urgent needs
  • $20,000 to TEAM Services, Inc. , for transportation vouchers so that people with disabilities can get to work, medical appointments or social/cultural events
  • $20,000 to Chautauqua Connections, Inc., which seeks to create partnerships and foster communication to better serve all children birth to five by supporting their social, physical, developmental and mental health needs while reducing gaps in services
  • $10,000 to The Resource Center’s primary care and dental offices for equipment upgrades
  • $6,000 to New Vision Services, Inc., to train support brokers to assist people with disabilities in living self-directed lives
  • $5,000 to The Resource Center to bring the Sprout Film Festival to Jamestown again this year
  • $5,000 to The Resource Center for self-advocacy and outreach initiatives
  • $5,000 to The Resource Center for technology innovation to enhance independence
  • $2,000 to The Resource Center to pay for funeral markers for people living in TRC homes who die and have no funds for grave markers
  • $1,000 to The Resource Center’s occupational therapy department to buy a television and Wii games

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