In four years, the Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation awarded grants totaling nearly $500,000. For 2012, forty-eight organizations will benefit from grants awarded by the Foundation. Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 organizations receiving grant awards. The awards were presented at the Florida’s Natural Grove House Visitor Center on November 1. “We are pleased to include so many organizations in our grant awards this year. We know that the Central Florida area benefits from this charitable giving from the Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation,” stated Walt Lincer, President of the Foundation Board.
Activities from children and adult literacy programs to at-risk youth activities are included. “Fourteen of the organizations were recommended by our Grower Members,” Mr. Lincer explained, “that select organizations in their respective communities where there is need.” The Florida’s Natural Charity Classic, a golf tournament held in March provides the majority of the funding for the foundation together with company as well as private donations. “Supporting our local communities is important to our Cooperative and our corporate culture,” commented Lincer.