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Community Foundation grand deadline is Sept. 15

Community Foundation grant deadline is Sept. 15

STAPLES — The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation will accept grant applications until Sept. 15 from organizations within the Staples-Motley School District boundaries that will address one or more of the following areas:

• Strengthening youth and families.

• Improving community appearance.

• Increasing community involvement and leadership.

A limited number of grants are available. The maximum amount awarded is 50 percent of the project cost up to $2,000.

Applicants should submit one original application and one copy to: Staples Motley Are Community Foundation, P.O. Box 101, Staples, MN 56479. The application and grant guidelines are available at

Applications can also be filed online at Questions can be directed to the committee members: Curt McIlravy at 218-352-2325, Julie Nelson at 218-894-1399, Judy Richer at 218-894-3050, Mary Theurer at 218-894-3752 or Mick Wilhelmson at 888-320-3416.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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