Altrusa Club Foundation Provides Nonprofit Groups with Social Service Grants | Local News


Applications for grants to provide social services are being accepted through March 15 from nonprofit organizations in the Santa Maria and Lompoc Valleys by Altrusa Club of the Central Coast Foundation Inc.

“To be eligible, the applicant must be a nonprofit organization registered with the California Secretary of State and currently providing social services in one of two geographic areas,” Mahelona said.

She said the Central Coast Altrusa Foundation and Club, a service organization that focuses on literacy and other needed services throughout the community, hold the annual Tree Festival in the Santa Maria Valley.

“Funds raised at this event have enabled the foundation to award thousands of dollars in grants to a diverse group of other local nonprofits and pay minimal administrative fees,” Mahelona said.

Recipients of the 2021 grants included Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Central Coast Literacy Council, Life Steps Foundation, Orcutt Library, Santa Barbara County Action Network and Veggie Rescue.

Those interested in donating to help with administrative costs, becoming a 2022 tree sponsor, or getting more information about applying for the grant should contact Mahelona at 805-478-3330 or [email protected] com or visit the website listed above.

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