The Prince Edward County Community Foundation has been instrumental in processing $500,000 worth of grants money into the community over the past eight years.
This update was presented to the Poverty Roundtable session in Picton Wednesday.
The Community Foundation made its presentation, one of three made during the session, to nearly 60 people attending the Poverty Roundtable.
Treasurer Brian Beiles says the Foundation has a number of groups working to address poverty issues.
He says money has been directed to a number of initiatives.
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Beiles says 15 community organizations are developing a project which focuses on career development and employment, especially for young people.
He said one of the organization’s new projects is collaboration with the County and United Way which resulted in a grant to fund the development of a business case for an integrated affordable transit system in Prince Edward County.
The County Community Foundation manages endowment and other funds to support charitable activities in the community.