The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced Jan. 31 it has awarded $6.6 million in grants during its fall 2011 grant cycle. Locally, the organization awarded $100,000 to the Cascade Land Conservancy to support a community garden food bank network in Tacoma, and $75,000 to the Tacoma Art Museum to support the “Art, AIDS, America exhibition.” In total, 58 grants in five program areas were issued as part of The Foundation’s giving cycle this fall. A full list of the Foundation’s latest grants is available online at http://www.pgafamilyfoundation.org/grantlist . Launched by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Jo Lynn Allen in 1988, the Allen family’s philanthropy is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities by fostering innovation, creating knowledge and promoting social progress. Since inception, the Foundation — launched by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Jo Lynn Allen in 1988 — has awarded over $438 million to more than 1,400 nonprofit groups. For more information, visit http://www.pgafamilyfoundation.org .
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