Local nonprofit receives grant

DOWNEY - The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation was one of 51 nonprofit organizations to receive a portion of $3.6 million in grants issued by the California Community Foundation.The grants were awarded to nonprofits serving low-income communities in the areas of art, education, health care, human development and affordable housing. The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation received $35,000. It serves Downey, Pico Rivera, Bell Gardens and Huntington Park. "An investment of nearly $30 million in the nonprofit community in these difficult financial times reflects the vital importance of these organizations in our community," said Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO of the California Community Foundation. "It also demonstrates the power of the partnership between the community's foundation and its donors."

********** Published: November 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 29