I was so delighted to attend the launch party for our new Affiliate, the Palmer Community Foundation. The speakers were inspirational and the food and drink were delicious. Best of all, we got to meet all the amazing people from the Palmer area. It makes the work we do at ACF mean so much more when we get to meet the people who’s passion and generosity grow the funds we see on paper.
This local focus is the driving force of our Affiliate Program. It allows communities across the state to answer the needs they see affecting them every day and continue to fund and nurture the things they hold dear in their own backyards. The Palmer Community Foundation was able to award two inaugural grants. The Palmer Soccer Club received a grant of $2,400, and Palmer Emergency Food & Community Services was awarded a $2,600 grant. We are proud to partner with the people of Palmer to build a stronger, more connected community.