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Story County Youth Philanthropists announce grants to nine organizations

At a March 10 ceremony, nine Story County nonprofit organizations received grants from Story County Youth Philanthropists (SCYP).

The grants ranged from $500 to $1,000. Seven of the grants were awarded to organizations with countywide missions. Another will benefit libraries in four Story County communities.

The money for the grants comes primarily from the State of Iowa’s county endowment program, which is administered by Story County Community Foundation (SCCF).

“We set aside the SCYP grant funds to give students the opportunity to learn about and engage in philanthropy,” said Tillie Good, SCCF board member and advisor to SCYP.

SCYP board members are selected from high schools throughout Story County. The Volunteer Center of Story County provides a VISTA volunteer to work with the students selected for SCYP’s board.

Story County Community Foundation/ Story County Youth Philanthropists 2014 Grant Recipients

Ames Soccer Club - $500, youth field improvements; The ARC of Story County - $1,000, Special Olympics practice space; Community Housing Initiatives, Inc. - $900, Growing Minds Garden Project; Friends of Slater Public Library - $500, Story County Tween Read; Lutheran Services in Iowa - $1,000, Beloit Residential Treatment medication cart; Raising Readers in Story County - $1,000, Reach Out and Read; United Way of Story County, Inc. - $1,000, Cooking from the Pantry (Girl Scout Project); Volunteer Center of Story County - $1,000, Elementary School Gardens Project; Youth and Shelter Services - $954, LEGO Play Therapy Project

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