Local groups awarded grants
El Dorado County Library Friends of the Library and Get in the Act! Arts in Action recently received grants from the Bessie Minor Charitable Fund.
Friends of the Library received $750 to provide eight weekly creative art experiences at the public library.
Get in the Act! Arts in Action in Stateline, Nev., was awarded $1,750 to provide a Science Action Theater residency at Tahoe Valley Elementary School.
Twenty-eight organizations in California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon received a total of $42,805 from the fund this year.
The Bessie Minor Charitable Fund was formed by the owners and founder of Swift Communications. It awards grants to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the arts, languages and sciences. Since 2008, more than $125,000 in funding has been awarded to nonprofit organizations in communities where Swift Communications conducts business.
For more information, visit http://www.bessieminor.org.