The Woodward-centered Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield Trust announced Monday the ten names of recipients of about $32,000 in grants in its 2015 funding cycle. The non-profit charitable trust, established in 2000 through the will of longtime Woodward resident Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield, funds worthy local projects in “educational, civic, cultural, historical, recreational, charitable and religious” improvements in Woodward and the surrounding area.
Recipients in the 2015 grant cycle include:
Woodward Granger School District: $7,500 to fund marching band uniforms for high school,
Woodward Volunteer Fire Department: $1,810 to replace SCBA air bottles used in air packs,
Woodward Public Library: $2,500 for supplies for after school, summer and adult reading programming, a 1-year subscription to Des Moines Register and to purchase computer chairs,
Woodward Friends and Neighbors Day: $1,000 towards the 2015 event,
Woodward-Granger High School Baseball: $3,500 towards renovation of the baseball field fence,
Woodward Granger Youth Softball: $1,500 for equipment and to fix scoreboard,
Woodward Golf and Recreation: $2,500 to fund new refrigerator in concession area and repairs/improvements to pool area,
City of Woodward, $8,000 to purchase See Saw and Merry Go Round and playground sand for park,
Woodward United Methodist Church: $3,700 for Christian education/study and to support youth groups,
Scholarships totaling $4,000 will be awarded to Woodward-Granger High School students and graduates for their post-high school education.
Grant applications are due each year by April 1. Questions about the grant/scholarship guidelines and requests for application forms may be directed to the Directors of the Trust: Milt Heifner (chair), Mike Ramsey (vice-chair) and Rich Danilson (secretary) or to C. Scott Finneseth of Finneseth, Dalen and Powell, P.L.C. (attorneys for the Myrna Reynoldson Mayfield Trust).