Facebook announced Tuesday e the 21 recipients of the Facebook Prineville Data Center's 2014 Local Community Action Grants, totaling more than $105,000.
These nonprofits and schools were awarded more than $105,000 for projects that put the power of technology to use for community benefit, help improve education at all levels, and to bring people together either physically or virtually.
A letter has been sent to recipients with details, including an invitation for them to attend a reception and tour at the data center on Friday, April 4, 2014.
Since 2011, the Facebook Prineville Grants Program has awarded $415,000 to Crook County nonprofits and schools.
2014 Facebook Prineville Data Center Local Community Action Grant Recipients
Advantage Smiles for Kids - $3,000
To provide orthodontic treatment for low-income, at-risk children in Crook County. Brace Place of Central Oregon will match the award as in-kind treatment.
Central Oregon Community College Prineville Campus and Crook County High School
To provide a new, 12-week Comp TIA A+ Certification course, the starting point for those seeking careers in IT, in partnership with Crook County High School.
Children's Vision Foundation - $5,500
To provide community vision screenings and reports to all Crook County elementary schools and families.
Christmas in the Pines - $5,000
To provide ice skating rink, bazaars, community crafters and local vendors.
Crook County Foundation - $5,000
Funding local high school bands and family activities for the Picnic in the Park kickoff celebration.
Crook County High School & Middle School- Track and Field - $1,50
To provide a laptop and Hy-Tek for the high school and middle school track teams to run larger and more efficient track meets, bringing more teams and business to Prineville.
Crook County High School Computer Science Dept. - $8,000
To provide essential tools and supplies to provide student training in programming, video production and electronics.
Crook County High School Science Department - $8,000
To further outfit the physics and chemistry lab, and life science lab. Purchases include 12 Lab Quest Minis, 12 blood-pressure sensors, 12 EKG sensors, 6 oxygen sensors and 3 Lab Quest 2 Interfaces.
Crook County High School Senior All Night Party 2014 - $2,500
To pay for a venue for the alcohol- and drug-free, senior all-night graduation party. Students and parents raise all funds for this celebration.
Crook County High School Youth Transition Program - $3,500