FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MYRA FOUNDATION AWARDS ALMOST THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION
Grand Forks, ND – In its most recent round of funding, the Myra Foundation will award $730,878.00 dollars of charity support before the end of the calendar year. This will be the Foundation’s second-highest year of giving in its 81 year history.
The organizations that applied for and received funding this year include schools, health care organizations, rural development groups, social assistance organizations, arts groups, and many more. “The Myra Foundation is so fortunate to be in a strong position to fund a wide spectrum of worthy charitable organizations in our region,” says John Botsford, president of the Myra Foundation. “The Foundation is administered by a board of three trustees. This year we were pleased to welcome Tracy Kennedy to our board, who serves along with Emily Montgomery.”
This year’s awards easily put the Myra Foundation well over $12 million given over the course of its decades-long history. 2022 also brought a record number of requests from a record number of local applicants, indicating that local needs continue to grow. The Myra Foundation remains committed to funding causes in Grand Forks County according to the wishes of the late John E. Myra, who founded the Foundation in 1941. Grant awards were made this year to many organizations based in the city of Grand Forks, as well as rural towns such as Larimore, Emerado, Gilby, Thompson, Manvel, Northwood, and more.
For more information about the Myra Foundation, visit www.myrafoundation.org.