Canyonville foundation gives $77,500 locally

Nine Jackson County nonprofit organizations received a total of $77,500 in grant funding at the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation grant awards ceremony in Canyonville last week.

ACCESS Inc. got $10,000 to purchase food, pick up daily donations of perishable food, operate food share gardens, and distribute food to food pantries and agencies throughout Jackson County.

CASA of Jackson County Inc. got $10,000 to support the recruiting, training, supervising and support of CASA volunteers as they advocate for abused and neglected children.

Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon got $10,000 to provide prenatal care of low-income mothers in Jackson County who would not otherwise receive care.

Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team got $10,000 to provide operational funding for the pediatric, adolescent and adult sexual assault response team.

Providence Community Health Foundation got $7,500 to provide advocacy, referrals, and support for parents of disabled children Jackson County.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church got $5,000 to provide whole foods for those in need in west Medford.

The Salvation Army got $10,000 to help provide emergency energy and housing assistance in Jackson County.

WinterSpring got $5,000 for children's grief support groups.

Rogue Valley Family YMCA got $10,000 to provide financial assistance for low-income families to participate in youth sports, child care, swim instruction, summer camps, and other YMCA programs in Medford.

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