Lodi Area Community Council Announces Funding Availability

Start Date:     April 1, 2003                                                      Contact: Cynthia Haynes

Stop Date:    April 30, 2003                                                                          City of Lodi

                                                                                                              (209) 333-6801

Lodi, CA.  Today the Lodi Area Community Council announced the availability of $25,000 to be awarded in the form of mini grants to Health and Human service programs in the Lodi area.  The grants are funded through the United Way of San Joaquin County.


“Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 will be awarded at a luncheon on July 12, 2003’” said Cynthia Haynes, City of Lodi’s Community Promotions Coordinator and volunteer Chairperson of the Council.  “This is our fifth year assisting small not for profit organizations here in Lodi that do a great job taking care of our community.”


Pastor Steve Jarrett of New Hope Community Church, and U.W. Council Member said, “the process is very rewarding for the volunteers, each member reviews the written applications, assigns a numerical score, then we discuss the merits of each, rank them by a combined score and fund the top programs.  It is tough in one respect, because we always have more requests then we have money to award.  Therefore some deserving programs go unfunded.”


Joe Harrington, Lodi Memorial Hospital Administrator and U.W. Council Member explained, “these funds are from the United Way of San Joaquin county’s annual fund drive and are in addition to the thousands of dollars received by Lodi agencies through donor destinations and the county wide grant process.


Applications may be picked up at the City Manager’s Office at 221 West Pine Street (City Hall), also in the Administrative Offices of Lodi Memorial Hospital.  Both locations are open 8am. – 5p.m, Monday through Friday.  The last day applications will be available is April 30, completed proposals are due on May 1, 2003.


For more information please call; Cynthia Haynes at (209) 333-6801.