|Free Paint and Coatings Available Through Valspar
RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2009
|To help stretch tight budgets in 2009, the Valspar Corporation will offer nonprofits and communities a chance to apply for free paint and coatings through its “Minnesota Beautiful” partnership with the Initiative Foundation.
Representatives from the Initiative Foundation and Valspar will select 8-10 restoration or beautification projects to receive coatings based on their visual impact, public benefit, volunteer participation and support, intended use and benefit to the needy.
Projects that may qualify for a grant include historic buildings, community centers, public buildings, facilities for seniors or people with disabilities, murals or other visual impact projects. Ineligible projects include denominational churches, city maintenance, schools (except murals) and privately owned buildings. Projects must take place in one or more of the following counties: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena or Wright.
“We are so appreciative of Valspar Corporation’s continued support, especially given the challenging economic times that many of our communities are facing,” said Dan Frank, Initiative Foundation program manager for community development and Valspar program administrator for central Minnesota. “Their consultants offer the grant recipients quality coatings as well as expert advice on surface preparation, product selection and application. It’s really a great partnership.”
The application deadline has passed. (Applications were due by March 4, 2009). For more information about the program contact Dan Frank.
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Headquartered in Little Falls, the Initiative Foundation serves central Minnesota’s 14 counties as a regional resource for grants, business financing, donor services, and community, organizational and environmental planning.