Community 101 students bring grants to 13 area nonprofits

April 25, 2018 - Community 101 at Siuslaw West Learning Center students applied for the Community 101 Foundation Grant this year and were awarded $5,000 to distribute throughout Florence and surrounding communities.

The mission statement for this year is, “Siuslaw West High School Community 101 students, with support from The Oregon Community Foundation, will grant funds to Florence-area nonprofit organizations that focus on student services, such as housing and resource needs, poverty, mental and behavioral health.”

The students selected 13 area nonprofits to encourage applications for amounts to share the $5,000 grant award. Of the 13 sought out, seven of them requested funds, six were selected by the students, and all were interviewed to make sure that each nonprofit matched the program’s mission statement.

The awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Siuslaw Public Library, 1460 Ninth St.

The community is invited to come and join the fun as students give away the grant money they worked hard to achieve.

Community 101 thanks all who applied for the grant. — Submitted by Stephanie Rogers


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