Tourism Cares, a travel industry-based nonprofit charitable organization, is distributing eight grants worth a total of $70,000 to other nonprofit organizations engaged in preservation and conservation of historical and environmental resources.

Recipients were:

  • The Carrousel Society of the Niagara Frontier, North Tonawanda, N.Y. ($10,000);

  • The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, St. Simons Island, Ga. ($10,000);

  • The Corcovado Foundation, Corcovado, Costa Rica ($7,500);

  • Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa ($7,500);

  • The Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Conn. ($10,000);

  • The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust -- Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago ($10,000);

  • Living History Farms, Urbandale, Iowa ($5,000); and

  • The Trust for Public Land and Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Forest, and Farm, New Gloucester and Poland, Maine: ($10,000).   
  • Tourism Cares hands out grants three times a year and also organizes volunteer projects to help preserve and maintain tourism resources. The organization gave out $200,000 in grants in 2005 and said in 2006 it will give out $250,000 in grants, plus $70,000 in scholarships.

    For more information on Tourism Cares, visit its Web site at see www.tourismcares.org.

    To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to David Cogswell at [email protected].

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