Mayfest awards $161,500 in grants to local charities, adopts new logo

Mayfest Inc. has awarded grants totaling $161,500 to its founding organizations from proceeds from the 2014 Mayfest festival. These grants include $40,000 to The Junior League of Fort Worth Inc. to sponsor the Kids in the Kitchen and the Junior M.I.N.T.S. program to help stock a clothes and supply closet at three area schools. The City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department will receive a grant in the amount of $40,000 to be used to help fund the replacement of the fabric-shade structures in Trinity Park. Streams & Valleys Inc. has been awarded $33,050, which has been allotted for Phase Two of the Trinity Trails Etiquette and Safety Public Awareness Campaign. Additionally, each of the above organizations received $16,150 for their general operating fund from Mayfest, Inc. totaling $48,450. All profits from Mayfest, more than $6.6 million to date, are distributed to founding organizations that support the greater Fort Worth area through the beautification and recreational development of the Trinity River and Fort Worth parks as well as various community programs. The 43rd annual Mayfest is slated for April 30-May 3, 2015.

Betty Dillard