2018-02-13 / News

Mattern Grants for Organizations Serving Walton

Applications Accepted through March 15

On Feb. 7, the Community Foundation for South Central New York announced a grant opportunity for organizations serving Walton.

“The Paul G. and Miriam B. Mattern Fund is now accepting applications to enrich the cultural life and social well-being of residents of the village and township of Walton,” said Tina

Applicants are now able to complete and submit applications to the Community Foundation online. “The deadline for this opportunity is March 15, 2018. Interested organizations should visit to view the guidelines and start the application process,” Barber said.

The Paul G. and Miriam B. Mattern Fund was created in 2012 to honor the lives and volunteer activities of Paul and Miriam Mattern, who lived in Walton from 1962 until their deaths in 1982 and 1990, respectively. Paul Mattern was Delaware County’s Cooperative Extension agent for twenty years, a member of the board of the Delaware Valley Hospital, and a generous contributor to charitable organizations. Miriam Mattern gave of herself tirelessly to volunteer activities. Both were pillars of the United Presbyterian Church, serving as elders and trustees, and on countless committees. They lived simply and well, in the hope of leaving this world a better place than they found it. Although started by the family, the fund welcomes charitable contributions from anyone who cares about and wishes to invest in the future of Walton.

The Community Foundation for South Central New York, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 and headquartered in Johnson City, encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the region by managing 90 funds established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals. From these funds, the Foundation has awarded over $10 million in grants to the area’s nonprofits, schools, and municipalities to help address community concerns and improve the quality of life in the region. The Community Foundation serves donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga.

More information about the Foundation can be found on its website:

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