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Yakima Grants Hope to Raise Living Standard

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YAKIMA, WA. -- Some Yakima area non-profits are getting a big economic boost this week. The Yakima Valley Community Foundation recently awarded $335,000 in local grants.

The Yakima Community Foundation hopes this money can help raise the living standard in Yakima. Twenty-eight non-profit groups around Yakima will receive anywhere between $2,500 and $15,000 in grant money.

Some of the more well known groups include the Capitol Theatre, which gets 2,500 and Northwest Harvest, which will receive 7,500. The Red Cross and the Union Gospel Mission are also getting $15,000 each. The Foundation says with the wide range of non-profits receiving grants, this money will help the entire community.

"It is about strategic investments in our community to create an impact in people's lives," Yakima Community Foundation President Linda Moore said.

The foundation says their next focus will be on local education. They plan to award an education grant totaling over $100,000 sometime this week.