Florida nonprofits receive $286k in grants

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The top agency for volunteerism in the state announced Monday that it is awarding $286,000 in federal funding to 22 nonprofits and service organizations across the state.

“Our grantees will put volunteers to work providing education opportunities, helping job-seekers find employment, and teaching financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to Floridians,” said Vivian Myrtetus, the CEO for Volunteer Florida.

Each organization is set to receive a $13,000 grant, which they will match with local investments. The money is expected to help the organizations get skills-based volunteers to better serve their communities.

The program gave special consideration to organizations that were involved in disaster relief services and organizations that work to reduce or prevent prescription drug or opioid abuse.

Here is a list of 2017 Volunteer Grant Fund grantees.

Ana Ceballos

Ana covers politics and policy Before joining the News Service of Florida she wrote for the Naples Daily News and was the legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press and covered policy issues impacting immigration, the environment, criminal justice and social welfare in Florida. She holds a B.A. in journalism from San Diego State University. After graduating in 2014, she worked as a criminal justice reporter for the Monterey Herald and the Monterey County Weekly. She has also freelanced for The Washington Post at the U.S.-Mexico border covering crime in the border city of Tijuana, where she grew up. Ana is fluent in Spanish and has intermediate proficiency in Portuguese.


One comment

  • William Foote

    December 18, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    It’s a pathetic pittance for all the work that the state government & legislature has dumped on Florida’s Non-Profit Sector!

    $268K…….Much less than Corcoran & Scott have given in corporate tax breaks and millions less than they take in their PAC’s! Shame shame shame……… what about $268M

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