The Brunswick Public Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, announced Tuesday that five organizations have received a total of $227,000 in charitable grants from the Public Foundation for 2016. Recipients included (in alphabetical order):
- Alliance for the Great Lakes, which since 1970 has sought to conserve and restore the world’s largest freshwater resource.
- American Rivers, which since 1973 has worked to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers and conserve clean water for people and nature.
- Fish America, which since 1983 has supported restoring marine and estuary habitat, improving water quality, increasing fish populations and advancing fisheries research. This grant also encompasses support for Vamos A Pescar, an outreach program to the Hispanic community to promote fishing.
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, which since its creation by Congress in 1984 has worked with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore fish, wildlife, plants and habitats.
- Ocean Conservancy, which since 1972 educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the oceans.
In addition, the Brunswick Public Foundation, which is governed by a three-member board of directors that meets four or five times each year, also plans to make contributions in the coming weeks to select local United Way organizations.
Established in 1997, the Brunswick Public Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports community development primarily through contributions to local United Way organizations. In addition, the foundation supports organizations that enhance the country’s water resources for recreational use by the public. Financial commitments by the Brunswick Public Foundation have totaled nearly $6.0 million since it began awarding donations in 1998.