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  • Local schools choose nonprofits to receive thousands in grants

  • The Oregon Community Foundation's Community 101 program gives school groups across the state $5,000 each to award to local nonprofits. Students research needs in their communities, then decide where best to distribute the money.
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  • The Oregon Community Foundation's Community 101 program gives school groups across the state $5,000 each to award to local nonprofits. Students research needs in their communities, then decide where best to distribute the money.
    The following are local schools who participated this year, their funders, their mission statements and where the grants were distributed:
    Crater High School
    Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust and AAA Oregon/Idaho
    Mission statement: To educate adolescents about the dangers of substance abuse and publicize its degrading effects.
    Grant recipients: Foundations for Recovery Company, $3,325, for its "Drive Out Drugs Recovery Walk and Community Education Event" to help educate families while strengthening family bonds; OnTrack, Inc., $1,325, for the Life Track Video Project to advertise students' artwork; and Crater Honors English class, $350, for the Girl Rising Movie project.
    Eagle Point High School
    Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust and Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
    Mission statement: To support nonprofits in the community that provide help with substance abuse, poverty and mental-health issues.
    Grant recipients: Living Opportunities, $500, to create modules for training people with disabilities in the workplace; HOPE Equestrian Center, $500, to provide tuition assistance for disabled individuals; WinterSpring, $600, to provide group support for grieving teens, crisis support and education outreach to schools; Roots and Wings, $1,000, to provide scholarships to underserved preschool children in District 9; Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity, $1,400, to help install heating system for six homes; leadership students, $1,000, to work with the woodshop adviser to construct cubbies for youth at OnTrack.
    McLoughlin Middle School
    Funder: Patsy Smullin
    Mission statement: To address the issues of troubled youth in the community.
    Grant recipients: Children's Advocacy Center, $1,000, for operating support to meet the needs of children and families; Hearts with a Mission, $1,500, to serve homeless, runaway and transitional youth who are in crisis; Maslow Project, $1,500, to provide basic needs to homeless children and youth; Izzy, this year's Sparrow, $1,000.
    Phoenix High School
    Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust and Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
    Mission statement: To help students who face issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, bullying and mental-health problems, including lack of self-esteem and stress.
    Grant recipients: Addictions Recovery Center, $1,000, for interior and exterior remodel for treatment facility; Children's Advocacy Center, $1,000, to expand the Darkness to Light child abuse-prevention training program; Mediation Works, $1,500, to help create a safe school culture; the Rose Circle Mentoring Network, $500, for a camp for girls to engage and empower youth through mentoring; in-school grants of $800 for a large format graphics art scanner to put artwork on T-shirts so students can sell shirts to create revenue for the art class and $200 for the Math Team.
    St. Mary's School
    Funder: Joe and Frances Naumes Family Foundation
    Mission statement: To provide grants to local nonprofits in an attempt to make the community better, happier and safer.
    Grant recipients: Addictions Recovery Center, $2,000, to assist with purchase and install of commercial refrigerator/freezer; CASA of Jackson County, $450, for the MYTI program that will help teens build self-esteem and self-worth; Children's Advocacy Center, $1,000, for the Darkness to Light program to train a facilitator to train adults to work with child sexual-abuse cases; Phoenix Counseling Center, $550, for the Senior Salad Garden; Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Rogue Valley Council, $1,000, for general operating support.
    Washington Elementary School
    Funder: Patsy Smullin
    Mission statement: To help people who are in danger from harmful conditions, mental illness, poverty and abuse in the community.
    Grant recipients: Addictions Recovery Center, $750; Children's Advocacy Center, $1,000; Community Health Center, $500; Hearts with a Mission, $1,000; OnTrack Inc., $1,000; The Maslow Project, $750.
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