Soroptimists award 10 mini grants |

Soroptimists award 10 mini grants

Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills recently awarded "mini grants" totaling $7,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations and businesses. Above, representatives of each organization were on hand to accept their grants.
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Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills recently awarded 10 of Nevada County’s nonprofit organizations and businesses monetary awards for their service to the community. The sum of $7,000 was gifted in “mini-grants” to be shared among the following: Junior Achievement, Amanda Connell of River Valley Bank (financial literacy classes); NU Adult Education, Julie Coffin (courses at Wayne Brown Facility); Insight Imaging, Inc., Dr. Melissa Agnes (free mammograms); Sierra Harvest, Aimee Retzler (Food Love Project); Project Linus, Susan Piper (quilts and blankets for children in hospitals); One Source, Donna Raibley (volunteer caregiver rraining program); Child Advocates of Nevada County, Nikki Robertson and Laura Harter (Comfort Cases); Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County, Lindy Beatie (background checks); KARE Crisis Nursery, Lynn Woerner (more open hours); and Interfaith Food Ministries, Kathy Mollet (crock pots and classes).

Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills is a volunteer organization of women united to promote the betterment of lives of women and children in the community and throughout the world.

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