Featured Grantees 2015-2016
-City of Powers Fire Department $22,097.30
- The City of Powers was incorporated in the 1940's after being established in the early 1910's. Their goal is to provide exceptional service to their community while strengthening the relationships between citizens, community leaders and public safety staff. This grant will help the fire department purchase new turnout gear, which was outdated. Additional safety equipment will also be purchased.
-Hillcrest School Music Program $4,000.00
- The Hillcrest School's music program began a Marimba Ensemble in January of 2017 after school hours. They meet once a week and have a group of 24 students already signed up, with other kids on a waiting list. This after school program gives kids a chance to learn music from other cultures while learning to play large, authentic instruments. At the end of each term, the students will give a performance showcasing what they've learned.
-Coos Bay Area Habitat for Humanity $10,000.00
- The Coos Bay Area Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1991 with a mission of Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. A grant of $10,000.00 will be used for their "Brush with Kindness and Renovation" project which addresses the health, safety and environmental issues for low-income families, the elderly and/or military veterans. This program often brings homes in need from substandard conditions to environmentally safe conditions.
-Southwestern Oregon Community College- SBDC $5,000.00
- The Oregon SBDC (Small Business Development Center) started in 1984 to assist small businesses with issues impacting their success. Each year the local office serves 200-250 business clients with advising and another 400+ with training programs. This year's grant will will help the center purchase more licenses for the LivePlan training program in their classes. This will help assist 60-75 clients per year. They will also purchase Quick Books payroll program.