Foundation accepting grant requests

The Sweet Home Community Foundation is beginning its annual grant cycle on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The goal of the foundation is to provide funding to a wide variety of projects and activities that provide lasting improvements to the community. Grants are given in the following categories: Children and Families, Education, Livability, and Arts and Culture. Grants are available in amounts up to $2,500.00.

Grant application packets are available for download at Completed applications must be returned to the Sweet Home Community Foundation, P.O. Box 24, Sweet Home, OR, 97386, by 5 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2011.

Grant applicants must be a 501(c) 3 or other qualified tax-exempt organization or the proposed project must be implemented in affiliation with such an organization.

Over the last seven years the Foundation has provided more than $250,000 to the long-term Sweet Home Community Endowment Fund and to local community grant projects.

Support to the Foundation is provided through local individuals and through funds provided by the Sweet Home Economic Group and The Oregon Jamboree.

Grant award recipients will be announced in March.