The Northwest Fund: EMAN, WMAN and others to share in $300,000

The Northwest Fund announced today that 45 organizations will receive small grants for their work to reduce crime and improve the quality of life.

In Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, most of the major civic organizations and community-development corporations qualified for funding:

East Mt. Airy Neighbors $3,500; West Mt. Airy Neighbors; Mt. Airy USA, $10,000; Neighborhood Interfaith Movement, $10,000; Mt. Airy Business Improvement District, $5,000. (complete list)

Sylvie Gallier Howard, director of The Northwest Fund, said 83 organizations applied for funding. The winning organizations, she said, were those that convinced the Northwest Fund that they could truly strengthen their community impact with the help of the grant money

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Although the grants were awarded for specific programs to foster a safer community, the money awarded is for general operating expenses.

The Northwest Fund was founded by Cindy Bass, who serves as Senior Policy Advisor on Urban and Domestic Policy to Congressman Chaka Fattah. She is also one seven Democratic candidates running for the Eighth District City Council seat. The Northwest Fund receives its money through the federal government.

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