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2 Valley Groups Are Awarded Grants

July 25, 1998|ERIC RIMBERT

Two Valley-based nonprofit organizations will receive the largest awards announced this year by the California Community Foundation.

The San Fernando Valley Partnership Inc. will receive a $100,000 grant, and Unihealth Foundation of Burbank was awarded $137,360.

The San Fernando Valley Partnership in San Fernando will use the grant to support a leadership program to train youth in community-based alcohol- and drug-prevention strategies, group officials said.

Unihealth Foundation, which will receive the largest award, will use the money to support an immunization program for children in central Los Angeles, said foundation spokesman Allan Parachini.

L.A. charitable organizations submit applications for the grants, which are decided by the foundation's board of governors. Parachini said grants, awarded quarterly, are given in five categories: arts and culture, community development, education, health and neighborhood revitalization.

Organized in 1915, the California Community Foundation is one of the largest such groups in the United States. It has allocated more than $38 million in grants this fiscal year.

Applications may be obtained through the foundation's Web site at www.calfund.org or by calling (213) 242-7489.

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