WINDSOR, VT – (February 5, 2021)The Windsor Public Library is proud to announce that it has been awarded grants from 3 different foundations towards its Lift Installation and Accessibility Project: $25,000 from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, $10,000 from the Mascoma Foundation, and $10,000 from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. These funds will be used to install a lift in the library, redo the stairs to the basement, and make the bathroom ADA-compliant, so that finally the library’s children’s room, bathroom, historical records room and meeting room will be accessible to everyone.

Following is some information on each of these foundations.

$25,000 was awarded as part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) 2020 2nd Cycle Direct Effect Quality of Life grants. Fifty-one grants totaling $925,492 were awarded. The Quality of Life Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis. Since the Quality of Life Grants Program’s inception, more than 3,300 grants totaling over $32 million have been awarded. Funding for this new cycle of grants was made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (ACL grant #90PRRC0002-03-00).

The Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center has several grants under the Quality of Life program awarding grants in different category areas, varying in different amounts. The Direct Effect Quality of Life grants program organizations up to $25,000 to support a wide range of projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families.

The Mascoma Bank Foundation provides capital funding to not-for-profit organizations that will contribute to the long-term benefit of its communities. Each year, the Bank and the Mascoma Bank Foundation donate more than $1 million to hundreds of area organizations.   

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation generously supports nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley.

The Windsor Public Library is honored to receive these grants and is so grateful to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Mascoma Foundation, and the Byrne Foundation for helping our library better serve our patrons and community members.

 We continue to fundraise for this project. Can you contribute to make the Windsor Public Library fully accessible to all? Please go to .We thank you  so much for your support!