Organization is among two Washington County recipients of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund

The Beaverton Education Foundation is getting some big help from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund.

The fund selected 22 nonprofit organizations throughout 10 counties in the state to receive $646,293 in grant awards. Typically, SMCF would present checks to all grantees during a quarterly check presentation in June, but due to the increased need in local communities during the COVID-19 crisis, and to maintain social distancing, the fund will mail checks to the recipients instead.

The Beaverton Education Foundation is among the recipients and will receive $36,180 from the fund this quarter.

"We are thankful and grateful to our nonprofit partners who work tirelessly to provide pivotal services for children and families during this very challenging time," said Spirit Mountain Community Fund executive director, Michael Cherry. "Now, more than ever, it's critical that we continue to work together to support our most vulnerable communities."

According to the Aloha Business Association website, the Beaverton Education Foundation raises money to provide hands-on innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs, including projects that go beyond normal school funding at Beaverton public schools.

Other nonprofits in the state receiving funds include Young Audiences in Washington County with $7,500; Tillamook Volunteer Firefighters with $36,500; and the Sheridan Fire District with $23, 874.

The community fund has awarded over 2,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in northwest Oregon totaling $84,243,799, according to Angela Sears, the fund's program coordinator.

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