Thursday was a big night for local organizations.
For the 7th straight year, the Women's Fund awarded grants to the Tri-State organizations that serve women and children.
The Potter's Wheel won a $35,000 grant for program funding to develop the SING program. SING is a program that will provide support and guidance to children of imprisoned family members to help break the generational cycle of incarceration.
Lampion Center also won a $35,000 grant for project funding for renovations that will update, clean, sound-proof, and provide a more functional environment for counselors, clients and staff.
"We have almost 300 women who are members of the Women's Fund this year and it's really important to all of us to be able to help the women and children of our community because we definitely have many needs for that sector," said Shannon Frank. "We're really thrilled to be able to be serving them."
Four other local organizations were given $5,000 grants:
Since 2007, the Women's Fund has awarded grants totaling $365,000.
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