The Community Foundation for South Central New York has announced a grant opportunity for organizations serving Walton. The Paul G. and Miriam B. Mattern Fund is now accepting applications to enrich the cultural life and social well-being of residents of the village and township of Walton. Past recipients include: Music on the Delaware, the Village of Walton, the ARC of Delaware County, Delaware Opportunities, Town of Walton, and the United Way of Delaware/Otsego. Applicants will now be able to complete and submit their applications to the Community Foundation on-line. The deadline for this opportunity is May 17, 2021. Interested organizations should visit the website donorswhocare.org to view the guidelines and start the application process.

The Paul G. and Miriam B. Mattern Fund was created in 2012 to honor the lives and volunteer activities of Paul and Miriam Mattern, who lived in Walton from 1962 until their deaths in 1982 and 1990, respectively. Paul was Delaware County’s Cooperative Extension agent for twenty years, a member of the board of the Delaware Valley Hospital, and a generous contributor to charitable organizations. Miriam gave of herself tirelessly to volunteer activities. Both were pillars of the United Presbyterian Church, serving as elders and trustees, and on countless committees.

The Community Foundation for South Central New York, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 and headquartered in Johnson City, encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the region by managing 133 funds within the Foundation’s endowment that are established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals. From these funds, the Foundation has awarded over $18 million in grants to the area’s nonprofits to help address community concerns and improve the quality of life in the region. The Community Foundation serves donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga.

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