The Oregon Community Foundation announced almost $200,000 in grants to local nonprofit groups in Josephine and Jackson counties. The following grants were awarded:

The Oregon Community Foundation announced almost $200,000 in grants to local nonprofit groups in Josephine and Jackson counties. The following grants were awarded:

Center for Nonprofit Legal Services in Medford, to provide legal assistance to lawful immigrants for Immigrations and Custom Enforcement work programs. Award amount: $25,000.Rotary First Harvest of Oregon in Medford, for a third and final year of funding to expand activities into five regions of Oregon and capture unrealized sources in the production, salvage, identification, transportation and distribution of fresh food. Award amount: $25,000. Josephine Community Libraries, to purchase books to increase the library collection and to support the hiring of a supervising librarian. Award amount: $25,000.Rogue Community College, for the first year of two years' potential support of pre-college programs for low-income women students. Award amount: $25,000.Rogue Valley Art Association of Medford, for two of three years' potential funding to hire and support the work of a development director. Award amount: $8,000.Rogue Valley Opera Association in Medford, for one year of three years' potential support of a capacity-building project encompassing an executive director, hiring along with technology upgrades. Award amount: $30,000. Habitat for Humanity-Rogue Valley in Medford, to enhance delivery of services by increasing the project manager position to full time. Award amount: $10,000.Southern Oregon Historical Society in Jacksonville, for replacement of a damaged dam on the Hanley Farm property with a better irrigation system. Award amount: $25,000.Southern Oregon Land Conservancy in Ashland for year two of three years' potential support to increase resources for programs by adding paid hours to the conservation coordinator position and hiring a development director. Award amount: $15,000.