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Philanthropy

Local Philanthropy Begun During Joseph R. Grundy’s Lifetime  
Continues Through The Grundy Foundation Today
 

1906

 

  
 

$500

The interest was to be used to provide a medal each year to the graduating senior at Bristol High School with the highest academic average.
 

1907-1912

 

  
 

$10,000

To help fund a new waterworks.  It had been privately owned up to this time.  Also gave money to complete the Borough sewer system.
 
 

$76,000

Improvement of roads and bridges in Bristol
 

1927

  Borough Hall
 

$250,000

Borough Hall - to construct building and to purchase fire equipment

1945

   
 

$2,500 + land (14 acres)

Memorial Athletic Field (Jefferson Avenue & Garden Street, Bristol) - home to Borough baseball and softball playing surfaces

 

1966

   
 

$1,403,878

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library - to build facility maintained by The Grundy Foundation without government subsidy, open to the general public free of charge and operating as one of seven community public libraries comprising the Bucks County Free Library System 

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library

1970

   
 

$200,000

Municipal Parking Lot - improvements to area adjacent to Mill Street Business District

 

1971

  Grundy Tower
 

$189,000

Grundy Tower - located in Bristol Borough, it is one of five senior housing complexes in Bucks County that the Foundation helped to develop

1975

   
 

$750,000

Bristol Borough Recreation Authority (Ice Skating Rink) -  to build and maintain original rink

Bristol Borough Recreation Authority

1980

   
 

$500,000

To purchase and raze former carpet mill.  Donated  land to build second ice rink after first destroyed by fire in 1995.

Carpet mill

1983

  
 

$204,866

New Railroad Station

 

1984

  Bristol Riverside Theatre
 

$1,700,000

Bristol Riverside Theatre - to purchase and renovate building

1993-2004

   
 

$400,000

Lower Bucks Hospital - Emergency Room, Labor and Delivery suites, Emergency Room and Cardiac Inpatient Unit.

Lower Bucks Hospital

1997

   
 

$1,755,000

To build and maintain current ice skating facility 

 

1999

   
 

$50,000

Railroad Station Preservation

 

2004

   
 

$125,000

Borough Hall Repairs

 

2005

   
 

$1,800,000

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library refurbishment

 

2006

  Bucks County Community College - Lower Bucks campus
 

$100,000

Bucks County Community College – Lower Bucks Campus

2008

   
 

$100,000

Police/Fire Building Renovation

 
 
 
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