County awards nonprofits $155,000
It was Christmas in the Douglas County commissioner chambers on Thursday as the county approved more than $155,000 in grants at its Stateline meeting.
The county has had a long history of helping nonprofits once a year and sets aside money in the budget for the purpose.
The top grant this year went to Welcome All Veterans Everywhere, which received $13,054. The organization ramrodded a veterans memorial on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn in October.
The Family Support Council and the Suicide Prevention Network of Douglas County each received $12,000 to continue their work.
Fresh off one of its biggest food drives, the Carson Valley Community Food Closet was awarded $10,000 to continue its work.
Also receiving $10,000 was Between Horses and Humans. In all 22 different nonprofits divided the money.
Grant applications were reviewed by a committee of county staff members who made recommendations to county commissioners.