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March 13, 2009

The Seattle International Foundation Announces the First Round of Recipients under its Global Program

The Seattle International Foundation has selected the first grantees under its Small Grants Program. This program was created to support and strengthen the international non-profit sector in the Puget Sound area and Washington State.

The grants awarded reflect the tremendous diversity and talent of organizations working in international development in our region. This ranges from working with amputees in Asia and Africa, to removing mines in Vietnam, to training emerging environmental leaders from across the globe.

“We are delighted to support and expand the global state of Washington by making grants to these organizations fighting to alleviate poverty and increase global understanding,” said founder and Board President Bill Clapp.

The 2009 Round 1 grant recipients are:

Organization

Amount

To Support

1

Amigos de Santa Cruz

$10,000.00

Ongoing construction of vocational training center in Santa Cruz, Guatemala.

2

Bahia Street

$11,954

Literacy and learning project to train staff and develop curriculum to prepare young women to benefit from the regular Bahia Street program in Salvador, Brazil.

3

EarthCorps

$10,000.00

Participation of 4 Latin American conservation leaders in Earth Corps International program .

4

Engineers without Borders (UW)

$10,000.00

Direct project costs of improvement of roofs and stoves for 175 households in Potosi, Bolivia.

5

PeaceTrees Vietnam

$12,500.00

General operating costs of ordinance removal and conservation program in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

6

Prosthetics Outreach

$12,500.00

General operating costs of providing prosthetics, orthopedic surgery, treatment for club foot and micro-loans in Bangladesh.

7

Rabour Village Project

$10,000.00

Construction of solar power for vocational training center in rural Kenya.

 

Water 1st International

$10,000.00

Construction of water and sanitation system in Chimisal, Honduras for 654 households.

 

Women's Empowerment Network

$5,000.00

Implement community nutrition trainings and create gardens to provide nutritious foods to schools in Mulukuku, Nicaragua.

Organizations can stay informed about the work of the Seattle International Foundation on Facebook and at www.seaif.org

The Seattle International Foundation is a supporting organization of the Seattle Foundation and exists to promote global giving in Seattle and to invest in initiatives for global development.

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