The Hazel Miller Foundation awarded $683,292 in grants in 2017 to help a variety of causes.
The Foundation awarded a total of $192,580 to youth and education programs alone, including scholarships and a hefty $60,150 grant for after-school tutoring in the Edmonds School District.
Culture and the arts also were big recipients, at $156,055. The Edmonds Center for the Arts received $50,000. Cascade Symphony Orchestra and Cascadia Art Museum each received over $20,000. Others also benefited.
“We are beyond thrilled,” said Debra Rich Gettleman, managing director of The Phoenix Theatre, which received a $15,000 grant to help with much needed lighting and sound upgrades. “It’s truly a game-changer for us.”
Another $90,500 went to programs and projects that aim to alleviate poverty and hunger. More than half went to local food banks.
The Foundation awarded $60,000 in Teachers of Color Scholarships to help the Edmonds School District address diversity goals.
The Foundation also continued its commitment to the environment with a $40,000 contribution to the Student Conservation Association. Another $7,000 went to the Salish Sea Expedition.
The Hazel Miller Foundation serves Edmonds and south Snohomish County. The Edmonds-based nonprofit was established as a trust by Hazel Miller who, with her husband Morris Miller, was committed to helping their local community.
Learn more at www.hazelmillerfoundation.org.
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