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Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area Hands out Grants

UNDATED (WHTC) -- The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area recently announced their first round of community grants for 2014.  Elizabeth Kidd, Director of Grantmaking says seven agencies received grants.  The largest committment, which was $40-thousand, is to Community Action House for it's Epic Empowerment Insitute.  The program will try fo find ways to move people from generational poverty to a more self-sustainable place.  Windill Island Gardens is the recipient of a grant for $20-thousand.  Kidd says the project fits with the goal of the Foundation to invest in things that will have a long term impact for the community.  Other agencies benefitting from grants are Camp Sunshine, Zeeland Public Schools’ Zee Bus, the Children’s Advocacy Center, Compassionate Heart Ministries and Bethany Christian Services.  Two more grant applications rounds are set for 2014, with deadlines of May 12th and September 8th.

Story by:  Diane E Coston