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Waste Management to give $5,000 each to 8 Greenwood/Crown Hill/Ballard non-profits

Waste Management is looking for eight non-profits in Greenwood, Crown Hill and North Ballard who could use $5,000 each. The money comes from Waste Management’s neighborhood competition to reduce waste. The Wednesday North area won the Think Green Recycling Challenge, beating out nine other neighborhoods.

Last fall, the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) agreed to be the community partner with WM and will be facilitating the grant process, which will award eight grants of $5,000 each. Any nonprofit or community group with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor in the Greenwood/Crown Hill neighborhood is eligible to apply. Applications are available online at www.phinneycenter.org.

Because this program is about building community as much as it is about waste reduction, grants are intended to support groups that are already doing great work in the community and do not have to focus on recycling or waste reduction.

And since this is the community’s grant, all of the applying organizations will help make the decision on the grants as part of the selection process.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 16, 2013. For additional information, contact Ann Bowden at [email protected]