A charitable fund supported by San Diego County employees handed out $232,000 in grants this week to buy items as varied as vaccine refrigerators for a local research program and special Asian drums for a world music group.
UC San Diego received four grants from the San Diego County Employees Charitable Organization, totaling more than $10,000 to support medical and public health programs. Most of the funding went to the purchase of a microscope for the campus dental clinic.
The single largest grant, $9,500, will help the Bread of Life Rescue Mission in Oceanside purchase a van. The money matches funds the charity already raised, according to CECO.
The smallest awards, from $350-500, went to the San Diego Archeological Center in Escondido, the LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation and HomeStart, both of San Diego, Community Catalysts of California and two El Cajon groups, Volunteers in Medicine and St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center.
The county has posted a full list of the 87 recipients for more information on the grants and the amounts each group received.
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