The Pendleton Foundation Trust announced fall grants awarded totaled $70,483.21. Recipients and the projects are:
•Guardian Care Center, $4,960.00 for replacement of the air conditioning unit at their Pendleton service building.
•Happy Canyon Foundation Inc., $10,000.00 toward an electrical upgrade at the Happy Canyon facility.
•Arts Council of Pendleton, $4,403.00 to purchase seven steel, locking storage cabinets for the arts education room.
•Pendleton Young Life, $16,198.00 to purchase and install carpet, and purchase equipment, appliances, building materials and furniture to complete the theater room.
•Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, $2,321.00 to transform the TSA room into the Doolittle Conference Room with a custom conference table shaped as a B-25 B airplane wing and a coffee table like a tail wing.
•Altrusa International of Pendleton, $3,270.00 to purchase 30 8-foot folding tables for use at the Altrusa Bazaar and for other local community organizations that use the Pendleton Convention Center.
•College Community Theatre, $999.98 to purchase two Chauvet DJ LED Followspots for use in the Bob Clapp Theatre at Blue Mountain Community College.
•Pendleton High School A Capella Choir, $13,241.25 to purchase 75 choir robes and 75 satin stoles to replace the robes last purchased in 1996.
•Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame, $630.98 to purchase five mannequins and wigs to display traditional leathers of the Round-Up court and beaded buckskins of the Happy Canyon princesses in celebration of their 50th anniversary in 2019.
*Pendleton School District Elementary music program, $10,842.00 to purchase a full set of Orff instruments, to include bass, alto and soprano xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels.
•Oregon East Symphony and Chorale, $3,617.00 to purchase three cellos and six violins, with one laptop computer for the “Playing for Keeps” youth musical education project.
The Pendleton Foundation Trust board announced that grants, memorial trust funds and scholarships given in 2018 will total $156,637. The Pendleton Foundation Trust uses the earnings from money donated to the trust by individuals, organizations and estates for its semi-annual grant allocations.
The board includes Kathy Houk, chairperson, Pat Terjeson, Kevin Hale, David Blanc, Jerrod Spriet, Lonnie Read and Marie Hall. Jerri Bealer serves as secretary and can be reached at 541-276-3331. Gifts are tax-deductible and can be mailed to Pendleton Foundation Trust, P.O. Box 218, Pendleton, OR 97801.