Wildhorse Foundation awards $155,000 in grants in region

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The Wildhorse Foundation, a community benefit fund established by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to support organizations in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, recently awarded $155,647 to 25 recipients, bringing the total for 2009 to over $290,000.

A change in legal agreement with Oregon this year allowed the foundation to expand its distribution footprint, officials said. It can now also give to government bodies or charitable organizations in the Tribes' ceded territory in Benton, Walla Walla and Columbia counties.

Area agencies that benefitted from this granting cycle include:

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