Part of a Local Non-Profit Agency? Legends Wants To Help
Legends Casino is sharing with non-profits in the Yakima Valley. The casino is urging nonprofit organizations to apply now for the annual Yakama Cares grant distribution. The Charitable Contributions fund called Yakama Cares will be distributed in May. The deadline to apply is March 31.
THE GRANT PROGRAM DISTRIBUTES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
According to a press release each year the casino's Charitable Contributions Fund helps many non-profit agencies with grants worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Past grant recipients included schools, senior services, veteran services, food banks, shelters, and many more in Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, Klickitat,and Yakima counties.
As you can imagine the casino gets lots of applicants. In fact the committee of five community members and Legends Casino Hotel team members spend time evaluating each application. The applications undergo multiple rounds of cuts before the final selection.
LEGENDS OFFICIALS SAY SOME GO TO THE TOP OF THE LIST
They say charitable organizations "whose service area lies within a 100-mile radius of the Legends Casino Hotel campus and address a youth/educational need, elder care and activities as well as medical benefit to the community receive priority consideration."
According to the committee, “Programs where a grant can help make a significant impact in our community peak our interest. We’re always excited to see how we can make a difference in our community each year.
YOU CAN APPLY RIGHT NOW
The application can be accessed by scrolling to the bottom of our home page--www.legendscasino.com where you’ll find Additional Links then click Yakama Cares.
It is important to note that proof of nonprofit status will be required of each applicant, and according to Appendix X of the Compact that outlines the qualifications for grant distribution, tribal nonprofits are not eligible for these funds.
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