This week, the student trustees of The Artemis Fund presented a total of $6,865 in grants to three local youth services organizations. Green Hill Therapy received a grant to obtain continuing hippotherapy education for their equine therapists who work with children. NERD Louisville, an organization that partners with local schools to provide STEM resources, received a grant to expand the West End School’s Makerspace. The Fund also awarded St. Matthews Area Ministries a grant to provide a food pantry at Waggener High School for underprivileged students.
This is the 18th grant ceremony for The Artemis Fund, whose mission is to support organizations that encourage the development of youth in the community. The Fund is administered by students enrolled in the upper school Philanthropy course. During the class, students learn the history of philanthropy, organize fundraisers, review grant requests, and conduct interviews before making their final decisions.
After the ceremony, vice chair Lauren Rawson reflected on the grant review process. “The hardest part was deciding which organizations to fund, but everyone was cordial and spoke up,” she said. For trustee Meera Sahney, taking on the responsibilities of a board member transformed her understanding of philanthropy by teaching her “exactly where every dollar is going, and in turn, the overall deeper understanding of every initiative that we funded.” Congrats to the grant recipients and to the student trustees on another successful year!
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