The Chronicle -

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!


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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