Hearst Foundations Awards Renton, Washington HealthPoint with 75K Grant

HealthPoint Renton received 75,000 from the Hearst Foundations. The philanthropic grant will go towards supporting the capital campaign for the Family First Community Center.

The Foundations have awarded $3 million to six Seattle-area organizations: Northwest Harvest, Pacific Northwest Ballet Association, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, University of Washington Medicine and Virginia Mason, and $100,000 to Tacomas University of Puget Sound. It too $100,000 awarded to the Woodland Park Zoo in support of the Living Northwest Trail exhibit and $75,000 to YouthCare to support the education and employment program.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation and The Hearst Foundation Inc. are independent private philanthropists founded in the 1940s by William Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst Corporation, which owns the SeattlePI. The two foundations act as a unified national philanthropic resource for nonprofits and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social services. The two foundations provide the grants together.

In addition to granting grants, two unique programs are administered and funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation: the United States Senate Youth Program for high school students and seniors and the Journalism Awards program for students of accredited journalism schools.

The Hearst Foundations have awarded more than 21,500 grants to nearly 6,000 organizations since their inception. Last year, the Hearst Foundations made 429 grants worth a total of $104 million to 125 organizations. Of that total, $55.5 million was in COVID-19-realized grants, officials said.

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