Members of the Glendale Employees' Endowment Fund have chosen the Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League, Glendale Educational Foundation and Glendale Assn. for the Retarded to receive a total of $7,300 in grants.
Officials with the Community Foundation of the Verdugos worked with those of the Glendale Employee Endowment Fund to decide which community service organizations would receive the funding.
The Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League will use the $3,000 grant for its boxing/dance/drama program for at-risk youth. Glendale Educational Foundation will put the $3,100 toward musical instruments for use in its music education program. With its $1,200 donation, the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded will buy a defibrillator for one of its three group homes.
City of Glendale employees established their own donor-advised fund in 1998 with just $330. Today, the fund has grown to more than $84,000, providing grants to Glendale nonprofits like Glendale Memorial Health Foundation, the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry and Friends of the Public Library.