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Attorney General Hardy Myers today announced the award of grants totaling $340,000 from the Attorney General's Fund for People with Physical Disabilities, administered by the Oregon Community Foundation.
"These funds will be put to use throughout the state to provide vocational training and services for individuals with disabilities," Myers said. "This is a good example of the benefits that can be achieved by keeping Oregon's charitable assets working for Oregonians."
The Attorney General's fund was established with the Oregon Community Foundation in May of 2000 with funds collected by the Department of Justice Charitable Activities Section from a 1997 settlement. According to Oregon law, when a charity is converted to a for-profit enterprise, the assets of the organization must remain in the charitable sector. This can be accomplished through the payment of fair market value for those assets with the proceeds directed toward continued support of charitable causes. In this case, the Attorney General chose to distribute the settlement through an advised fund administered by the Oregon Community Foundation, for the benefit of disabled Oregonians.
Following are the grant awards:
"We are grateful to the Oregon Community Foundation," Myers concluded, "for their assistance in evaluating and distributing these grants."
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