ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – With less than two months to go before the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death and the protests that followed, efforts to help the community of Ferguson continue.
The Come Together Ferguson Fund was created by a couple that wish to remain anonymous. Bond says that 42 applications were received and a total of 11 organizations were chosen.
The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation CEO Amelia Bond says that the donor placed some stipulations on the fund. They asked that the advisory committee to make the selections, should consist of educators, Ferguson residents, clergy members and business owners that all have ties to the area. Also, the donor asked that the grants have an emphasis on youth.
This week was the first round of grants totaling at $39,000 ranging between $1,200 and $5,000.
Four of the organizations were awarded for their continuous work that they are putting forward in Ferguson such as; Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club. Agencies also include those that are bringing dance programs to the community such as; Earth Dance Farms and Coca.
Bond says that the fund still has money and the advisory committee will meet again this summer to organize the next round of awards.
Out of the 42 grant requests received and reviewed by the Come Together Ferguson grant committee, the following were awarded:
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