CFY awards $20,000 to Dunedin Fine Art Center for scholarships for young people

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Legacy youth support network and community funder, CFY, is expanding its reach to include youth arts and culture programs with a landmark grant to the Dunedin Fine Art Center.

CFY (Clearwater For Youth, Inc.) kicked off the new year with a $20,000 grant to the Dunedin Fine Art Center which will fund scholarships for participants to select youth programs offered by the organization .

This unique grant is the first award illustrating the expansion of CFY’s funding opportunities, once exclusively available to youth sports organizations. As of January 1st, the CFY Grant Program now includes an Arts and Culture Enrollment Reimbursement category that will make it easier for more children enrolled in Title One schools to access programs like those offered at the Dunedin Fine Art Center of Pinellas County.

“CFY is excited about our new partnership with the Dunedin Fine Art Center. CFY is committed to providing access to all children, regardless of their financial situation. These funds will help greatly expand CASM’s ability to do outreach and double the number of children who could not access the beautiful programming both after school and during the summer at this world-class facility. said CFY President Fred Miller.

Programs that will be affected by this grant include Summer Art Academy, Wheels on Wheels, and After School Art Classes. The center expects enrollment to increase in the 3 programs by 80%, 52% and 119%, respectively.

“On behalf of all the children who will benefit from the wonderful generosity of CFY, we are extremely grateful for the opportunities they provide to our community. It is wonderful that CFY has extended its good services to the arts and we are delighted that our youth education program has been chosen. », George Ann Bissett, President and CEO of the Dunedin Fine Art Center.

About CFY Pinellas

CFY is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to uplifting the youth of Pinellas County through access to athletics, the arts, and opportunities later in life. CFY connects the philanthropy of professional sports teams, businesses and individuals across the region to an ever-growing network of impactful youth organizations committed to healthy development through ongoing grant and post-secondary scholarship programs.

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