Grant Secured for Veteran's Memorial Park

May 19, 2017


The Rushford Community Foundation has secured $10,000 in a grant for the next phase of the Veterans’ Memorial Park at Creekside Park in Rushford.  The Community Collaboration Grant was offered to existing community foundations by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

The community collaboration grants are a way to celebrate thirty years of supporting community foundations.  A press release for the grants stated that active community foundations are “a key part of a vital community—communities that allow current residents and future generations a place to live, work and play.”

The $10,000 has allowed Phase 2 of the Veteran’s Memorial to begin, but won’t cover the costs of the entire phase, according to Maynard LaFleur, one of the projects coordinators along with Scuffy Paulson.

In addition to completing the grant application process, the local Rushford Community Foundation is required to raise $2,500 for their own endowment fund as a condition of receiving the $10,000 for the project.

The Rushford Community Foundation is in its eighteenth year of supporting projects in the Rushford area.