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Local organizations receive grants from Community Foundation


April 11, 2017

REPRESENTING recipients of Sweet Home Community Foundation are, in front, Terri Lanini, East Linn Museum and Sweet Home Genealogical Society; Teresa Riper, SHGS; Karen Duncan, Harvest Christian Center; Lana Holden, ELMS; Karlene Stutzer, Sweet Home Pregnancy Care Center; and Nelia Taraski, Genesis Taraski, Elizabeth Hemphill, Laurel Hemphill and Kathy Irvin, Little Promises. In back are Angela Clegg, South Santiam Watershed Council; Radni Moore, Cascades West Council of Covernments senior meals program; Wendy Woody, Harvest Christian Center; Tony McGovern of McGovern Maintenance and Erik Duncan, Little Promises.

The Sweet Home Community Foundation awarded $12,343 in Alice Blazer Endowment Grants to seven nonprofit projects Thursday evening, April 6, at the conclusion of its annual grant cycle.

In addition, the foundation transferred $18,000 to its long-term endowment, said Police Chief Bob Burford. The long-term endowment provides interest money to be used to fund projects. The endowment totals a little more than $500,000.

The foundation collects donations primarily from those who live and work in the east Linn County area and money from fund-raising efforts to add to the endowment. The Sweet Ho...

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