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Tea Area Community Fund awards grants

The Tea Area Community Fund recently awarded $7,300 in grants to help local nonprofit organizations.

“Year after year, we receive grant applications for meaningful projects, needs and opportunities that will enhance the quality of life in our community. This year was no exception,” TACF President Sandy Cheney said. “We thank the many businesses and individuals who have contributed to our endowment fund. As a result, we’ll be able to support many worthy projects like these in all the years to come.”

Committee members awarded this year’s grants April 21 during their annual meeting. This is the 13th year that the TACF, an endowment fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, has funded grants to support projects that benefit and enhance the quality of life for Tea area residents. The presentation took place at Tea City Hall.

Grant recipients, awards and project descriptions include the following:

Communi-Tea picnic, $700 to buy food for a Teapot Days picnic organized by Trinity Lutheran Church

Tea Area Community Scholarship Fund, $1,000, scholarships for Tea Area High School graduating seniors

Tea Food Pantry, $1,000, food items and gift cards

Risen Savior Preschool, $500 for playground upgrades and renovation

Trinity Lutheran Church, $500 for community gaga ball pit

Tea Area Music Boosters, $1,000 to buy a gong with a stand and a temple with a stand

Junior Achievement, $1,000 to sponsor four elementary classes

Tea American Legion Post 266, $1,000 to convert lighting to LEDs

Trinity Lutheran Church, $600, to help with lighting upgrade

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