Youth Philanthropy Council awards grants to five north country nonprofits

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 The Youth Philanthropy Council of the Northern New York Community Foundation has awarded $5,000 in grant support to five north country organizations to strengthen work in the nonprofit sector.

Funding for this work was made possible through the Herring College Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation. Each of the following tri-county organizations were awarded a $1,000 grant to help with a wide range of community programs and projects:

• Disabled Persons Action Organization, Watertown: Provides individualized services to developmentally disabled children and adults in Jefferson and Lewis counties. The services are primarily geared toward helping families cope with the stress of caring for their disabled loved ones.

• Mountain View Prevention Services, Lowville: Delivers prevention education to the community about alcohol and substance abuse.

• Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club: Helps children to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens through educational, recreational, arts and technological programs.

• Ontario Bays Initiative, Chaumont: A nonprofit land trust dedicated to the voluntary conservation and stewardship of undeveloped, private land in Jefferson County. OBI’s service area encompasses the towns of Brownville, Cape Vincent, Ellisburg, Henderson, Hounsfield, LeRay, Lyme and Pamelia, and includes many miles of Lake Ontario shoreline.

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