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Tulare County grants $95,000 to nonprofits for at-risk youth

Tulare County grants $95,000 to nonprofits for at-risk youth

Sixteen nonprofits serving youth received $5,000 or $10,000 grants from the Tulare County Youth Commission

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TULARE COUNTY – Sixteen nonprofits whose mission is to improve the quality of life for Tulare County youth received a total of $95,000 from the Tulare County Board of Supervisors last week.

The organizations awarded funding were: Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias, $10,000; Self Help Enterprises, $5,000; Pesticide Action Network of North America for El Quinto Sol de America, $5,000; Grandma’s House, $10,000; Tulare Athletic Boxing Club, $5,000; Sundale Foundation, $5,000; The Source, $10,000; Tulare County Symphony League, $5,000; Arts Visalia, $5,000; Family Services of Tulare County, $5,000; Mending Fences at JM Ranch, $5,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters, $5,000; Proteus, Inc., $5,000; The United Methodist Church, $5,000; Foodlink for Tulare County, $5,000; Porterville Strings, $5,000.

The grant applications were made available to nonprofits in February during a grant workshop and included donations made in each supervisorial district. The deadline to submit applications was April 5, 2019.

The applications were reviewed by the Tulare County Youth Commission which then makes recommendations to the board of supervisors.

When the commission was formed in 2008, the supervisors allocated $100,000 from the General Fund to be awarded up to $20,000 in each of the five supervisorial districts as part of the Step Up Youth Activities program. Grants are typically awarded in $5,000 and $10,000 amounts.

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