Hormel Foundation divvies $283K in grants

Published 7:05 am Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Hormel Foundation approved more than $283,000 in grants to the city of Austin, and Austin City Council members voted Monday night to accept the funding.

The city requested about $467,000 in grants from the foundation, but seven of the requests were denied.

Last year, the foundation divvied about $325,000 for city of Austin projects.

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The Hormel Foundation recently announced it will contribute $5.7 million to Austin this year, with much of that balance going to The Hormel Institute.

2012 Hormel Foundation grants

•Park and Recreation for soccer fields: $50,000

•Pool Splash Park: $30,000

•Park and Recreation for replanting trees: $20,000

•Austin Main Street Project: $100,000

•Austin Fire Department for smoke detectors: $2,500

•Austin Public Library for summer reading: $8,000

•Austin Public Library for early literacy: $17,160

•Jay C. Hormel Nature Center: $29,942

•AMCAT: $10,000

•Chamber of Commerce for Leadership Austin: $1,000

•Chamber of Commerce for Spamtown USA Freedom Fest: $15,000