The directors of the Eugene and Marlaina Johnston Charitable Foundation have awarded grants to four local nonprofit organizations: the Friends of Coos County Animals; the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program; The Nancy Devereau Center; and the Crossroads Community Cafe.

To be eligible to apply for a grant, organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, provide care and treatment to animals in Coos County, or operate in Coos, Curry, or western Douglas counties; provide education, nutrition and assistance related to the health and well-being of humans; and must not be a part of, formed by, or substantially funded by any specific religion, religious organization or religious order.

Requests for applications for 2015 grants should be submitted to the foundation charities coordinator by March 15, 2015.

The foundation board of directors is seeking applicants for two open positions. Applicants should submit a brief cover letter indicating interest and a resume to: Board of Directors, Eugene and Marlaina Johnston Charitable Foundation Inc., 1695 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay, OR 97420, on or before June 16.

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