By: Robin Cartwright, Luminaries
The Frances Langford Fund for Martin County will award grants totaling $303,620 to seven local nonprofits to fund programs in 2018 and 2019, according to the Martin County Community Foundation.
The grants will support work in five categories: literacy, research, social services, training, and vocational education.
“Frances Langford’s generous philanthropy continues to improve the lives of people here in the community she loved so much. Her legacy lives on in Martin County,” said Elizabeth Barbella, president and CEO of the Martin County Community Foundation.
The largest grant of $100,000 will go to Martin County HUGS, a new joint project of Alzheimer’s Community Care and Council on Aging of Martin County that will seek to make Martin County a dementia friendly community through a broad based public awareness and education campaign that will involve varied sectors, from law enforcement to retail. The goal is to provide community support for families coping with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia…