The mission of the Paul G. and Miriam B. Mattern Fund is to support projects that enrich the cultural life and/or the social well-being in its broadest sense, of the residents of the village and township of Walton, New York. The Fund welcomes proposals from non-profit organizations and will make grants up to $5,000 each year. Matching grants are encouraged.
The Paul G. and Miriam B. Mattern Fund was created in 2012 to honor the lives and volunteer activities of Paul and Miriam Mattern, who lived in Walton, New York from 1962 until their deaths in 1982 and 1990, respectively. Paul Mattern was Delaware County’s Cooperative Extension agent for twenty years, a member of the board of the Delaware Valley Hospital, and a generous contributor to charitable organizations. Miriam Mattern gave of herself tirelessly to volunteer activities. Both were pillars of the United Presbyterian Church, serving as elders and trustees, and on countless committees. They lived simply and well, in the hope of leaving this world a better place than they found it.
While established by the family, the fund is open to additional contributions.
2013 Grants Awarded
$2,500 to the Walton Community Weekend Pack-Pack program
$1,200 to the Music on the Delaware for the music enrichment program
2014 Grants Awarded
$4,000 to the Village of Walton for support of the summer youth recreation program
$1,000 to Music on the Delaware for a music workshop for Walton Central School District elementary students
2015 Grants Awarded
$2,500 to the Good Hope Church for the weekend backpack program
$2,500 to the Village of Walton for support of the summer recreation program
2016 Grants Awarded
$1,500 to the Walton Little League towards replacing the fencing around their ball field.
$3,500 to Walton – A Community Who Cares to purchase and install an ice skating rink liner.
2017 Grants Awarded
$1,000 to Music on the Delaware for the Traditional House Dance program for students and the community
$5,000 to the Walton Chamber of Commerce for the summer music program and a village beautification project
2018 Grants Awarded
$2,500 for the River Edge Trail Planning Project
$2,500 for repair and maintenance of roads in the Walton Cemetery
2019 Grants Awarded
$5,000 to the Delaware/Otsego United Way for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library literacy project in Walton
2020 Grants Awarded
$2,500 to the ARC of Delaware County for the Walton Food Pantry
$2,500 to Delaware Opportunities for home delivery of meals to seniors in and around Walton
2021 Grants Awarded
$1,500 to Cornell Cooperative Extension-Delaware to promote the Walton Farmer’s Market through print and social media
$600 to Cornell Cooperative Extension-Delaware for two scholarships for Walton campers to attend Camp Shankitunk
$2,500 to Walton Chamber of Commerce for the development of a streetscape design to beautify the main street in the Village of Walton
2022 Grants Awarded
$1,000 to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County for scholarships to 4-H Camp Shankitunk
$3,000 to Music on the Delaware for music programs in Walton Schools
$1,000 to Walton Veterans Club-Southern Tier Nam Knights to build outside stairs to access the building’s upper level
The Mattern Fund welcomes proposals, from qualified non-profit 501c.3 organizations, that will support projects that enrich the cultural life and/or the social well-being in its broadest sense, of the residents of the village and township of Walton, New York. Matching grants are encouraged.
Grants will be awarded in Spring 2023 in amounts from $500 to $5,000.
Find the Grant Guidelines here and the Small Grants Application here.
Please contact Tina Barber, Program Officer at 607-772-6773 before submitting a grant application.
Or mail your check to:
Community Foundation for South Central New York
520 Columbia Drive, Suite 100
Johnson City, New York 13790
Note Mattern Fund in the memo
For gifts of stock or gifts other than cash, please contact foundation staff at (607) 772-6773