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By Gini Davis
Community Editor 

'Not charity'

City's investment in local nonprofits a common practice

 

August 8, 2019

Photo Provided/Jenni Donley

In 2019 and 2018, Creswell Clubhouse, an after-school/summer program for kids directed by Laura Rariden, received a portion of the City of Creswell's budgeted community service funds, distributed through Creswell First!

By GINI DAVIS

Community Editor

The City of Creswell has supported local nonprofits for the past three years -- a common practice among area communities in Lane County -- with more than $19,000 budgeted in the 2019-20 fiscal year.

The city has contracted with community foundation Creswell First! to help evaluate applications from nonprofit and other community-service organizations who serve local residents. The money is then distributed based on those evaluations, and other policy guidelines.

The total money appears as a line item – "Community Contributions" – in the Cultural & Re...



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