Twelve organizations in the Town of Kirkland have received a total of $70,000 from the Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund.

The awards range from a $12,500 grant to the Clinton Central School District to support the district's "Project Lead the Way" to $500 grants for three area pre-schools.

The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund was created in 2001 by anonymous donors to foster goodwill and communications among the college and residents of the Town of Kirkland and Village of Clinton.

Since then, the fund has invested more than $763,000 in the community.

“The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund is an important vehicle through which the College demonstrates its support for the village and the town,” said Hamilton President and Town-Gown Fund Committee Chair David Wippman. “We are delighted to support the local non-profit, public safety, and educational organizations that make Clinton such a desirable community to live and work.”