Next week, the Idyllwild Community Fund will hold a reception for its nine grant recipients this year.

New honorees, along with six repeat recipients, are the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Idyllwild Scholarship Fund and Idyllwild Arts Foundation.

AAI will use its grant to help with the cost to install the “deer herd” at the various location sites, said AAI President Gary Kuscher.

Emily Roossien, Idyllwild Arts Foundation development officer, said the grant would provide scholarships for several students to attend the summer program.

Friends of the San Jacinto Mountains County Parks, Idyllwild HELP Center, Idyllwild School PTA, ISIS
Theatre Company, Mountain Disaster Preparedness and the Youth Grants are repeat beneficiaries.

The PTA will allocate its grant to the smARTs activities, volunteer art instructors at Idyllwild School. It gives the art teachers a small stipend as well as provide all the materials for the students’ projects.

Mike Feyder, MDP president, expressed his gratitude, as well as the other beneficiaries’, when he said to the ICF board, “I appreciate what you’re doing to help us help others.”

The Youth Grantmakers Program will have a second year. Last year, a contingent of Idyllwild Middle School students awarded nearly $4,000 to five local nonprofits, in support of projects of interest of young people.

The reception honoring all the awardees will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Rainbow Inn and is free to the public.