Grenada Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life for all Grenada area residents. We build a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting people who care with causes that matter. For a summary of our activities, click here: GCF Annual Board Letter.
We are delighted to announce our newest program: the Grenada Downtown Innovation District (the “District”) Association. We are organizing ourselves to develop a long term plan for Grenada’s Historic Downtown District, (listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014, and to implement that plan in collaboration with a broad array of partners. The District encompasses the historic commercial area of Grenada as it was laid out after the construction of the railroad line through Grenada in the 1850s, The District, includes commercial, governmental, religious, public and a few residential structures and reflects the character of the small city that developed based on commerce along the Yalobusha River.
The Grenada City Council and the Grenada County Board of Supervisors passed supporting resolutions in early May, 2016, and momentum is growing as we imagine developing our beautiful Square into the arts and entertainment center of Grenada, with rehabilitated buildings offering apartments and attractive spaces for artists, musicians, and just plain folks to live and work. And eat! And play!
We have 5 Task Forces at work: Vision, Design, Economic Vitality, Fundraising, and Promotion. To get involved, contact any of Deborah Bailey, Sabrina Howell, Allan Michael, Kevin Moore, Tonja Ray Smith, Katrina Kinder, Girault Jones, Isabella Kinder, or Jan Walton.
Other GCF programs continue to thrive. Grenada Afterglow Film Festival, headed by Katrina and Isabella Kinder, will hold its third festival on October 8, 2016. We continue our strong focus on early childhood development through our sponsorship of the Mississippi Children’s Collaborative, and the Grenada Community Foundation Early Learning Advantage Center in partnership with the Early Years Network. We also work hard on community development initiatives and supporting local non profits through various programs, including the Grenada Farmers Market , and our Grenada Gives 365 program, in which neighbors help neighbors by donating $1 a day, or $365 a year, to the community via GCF, and then vote on which community projects to fund.
We are as big and strong as You, the Community make us. We are your foundation — the catalyst for positive change.
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