Cow Creek Indian Foundation awards $474,300 to 68 non-profits

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CANYONVILLE, Ore. -- The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Tuesday awarded $474,300 to 68 non-profits in seven southwestern Oregon counties.

"Meeting the goals of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation means we work to strengthen families, further education, and feed hungry people," said foundation executive director Carma Mornarich. "These are seemingly simple goals but with the partnership of excellent nonprofit organizations, the results can be empowering and inspiring."

The mission of the foundation is to offer assistance to youth education, strengthen youth and family, provide positive youth development, make sure the hungry are fed, and add to the quality of life for people in southwestern Oregon.

Since 1997, the foundation has awarded $16,925,227 in grants to non-profit organizations. Awards are made semi-annually, in January and June.

The 68 grantees awarded included nine grantees in Coos County who received $66,000 and eight in Douglas County who received $44,500.

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards are separate from and in addition to regular philanthropic decisions made by the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribal Board, a spokesperson said.

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