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Allen Foundation gives $655K to seven Idaho nonprofits

Here's a news item from the Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Catholic Charities of Idaho are among a handful of nonprofits around the state getting more than $650,000 from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The Seattle-based foundation announced its latest round of grants Tuesday. Each year, the foundation supports nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest, and this year seven Idaho groups split $655,000. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival got $125,000 to support a technology project, while Catholic Charities received $110,000 for a project to provide financial stability to low-income residents. The foundation also gave $50,000 to the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nev., to underwrite a multimedia project for the annual Fiddler's Pilgrimage in Weiser. Other winners include the Boise Art Museum and the Idaho Nonprofit Center. The foundation has injected $4.3 million into Idaho since 1990.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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