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The F.F. Thompson Foundation is pleased to announce the Fall 2010 recipients of its Community Health Grants. This grant program, inspired by the community-minded philanthropy of Mary Clark Thompson, enables the Foundation to invest directly in organizations and projects which enhance the health and well-being of the community.


The Fall 2010 Community Health Grants are awarded to:

  • Bridges for Brain Injury for its Creative Connections Art Therapy Program
  • The Canandaigua Police Department, to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the fifth of their five patrol cars
  • Bloomfield Central School District for its Adventure Experience Program  at Camp Bristol Hills
  • Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates, Inc., to purchase educational materials for tutors and adult learners
  • Wood Library for its new Geocaching Program
  • Naples Little Bunch, Inc., to renovate this parent cooperative pre-school’s restroom and storage system


The Foundation awards grants to organizations twice a year, in the fall and spring, for projects that demonstrate a commitment to community partnering and align with Thompson Health’s mission.  Local not-for-profit organizations may receive grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 annually for individual projects based upon grant application, program plans and financial need.

To find out more about the Community Health Grants Program, visit www.ThompsonHealth.com and follow the F.F. Thompson Foundation link, or call (585) 396-6471.
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