India Partners, an international faith-based relief and development agency located in Eugene, recently received $5,000 from the Riverside Foundation, based in Warrenton, Va. The grant will be used to help a vocational training program for people with physical disabilities in India. The group also received $15,000 from the Patella Fund, based in Newark, Del., which will be used to help purchase a vehicle to transport social service teams to rural villages in India. And the group received $2,500 from the Central Lutheran Foundation, also based in Eugene. The grant will be used for general purposes.
Mainstream Housing, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities, received $3,000 from US Bank, Western Oregon Crest Region.
Assistance League of Eugene, a national nonprofit volunteer organization that supports community philanthropic projects, received the following grants for its Children's Dental Center project: Juan Young Trust, $8,000; Oregon Dental Foundation, $5,000; Northwest Health Foundation, $14,000. The group's Operation School Bell Project, which provides school clothes to needy students in the Eugene area, received the following donations: Chambers Family Foundation, $5,000; Robert Brady Charitable Trust, $3,000; Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, $10,000; Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, $7,500; Spirit Mountain Community Fund, $5,000; Meyer Memorial Trust, $10,000.
The Lane County School District received $82,000 from Sterling Savings Bank, based in Spokane. The contribution is a result of Sterling's purchase of the 2006 Oregon Business Energy Tax Credits associated with a Lane County School District qualifying project.
Triangle Food Box, serving families along Highway 35 from Blachly to Deadwood, received $2,500 for delivery truck maintenance and support, plus $3,500 for food from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund.
The Oregon Pacific Chapter of the American Red Cross recently received the following donations: Buley Dental Laboratory, $500; Willagillespie Community Center, $1,000; Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, $2,016; Gateway Residential Care, $10,000; DR Johnson Lumber Co., $500; Fashion Expressions-For all Occasions, $959; Cow Creek Tribe of the Umpqua Indians, $1,000; Eugene Airport Rotary Club, $1,000.
Sheldon High School's video and TV broadcasting department received $10,000 from the Chambers Foundation for computers and software for editing and other projects.
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