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Ranging from $1,000 to $7,000, grants support various nonprofits and other local groups

The Hillsboro City Council approved $100,000 in community services grants last week, including funding grants with four new partnerships.

During its meeting Nov. 21, the city council awarded $3,000 to Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, the largest of the new grants. The city council also approved grants for ASSIST, Ecumenical Ministries and Village Without Walls.

ASSIST is an international exchange student program that places foreign students into U.S. schools on a one-year basis.

Ecumenical Ministries works to connect Christian churches and has an Oregon base in southwest Portland. Village Without Walls allows senior members to live at home but enjoy many benefits of a retirement or nursing home.

Cascade Aids Project, Centro Cultural de Washington County, Financial Beginnings and Tuality Healthcare successfully applied for grant funding and have applied in the past, but did not apply last year.

The council also continued grant funding for Community Action, Youth Contact and Forest Grove-based Adelante Mujeres, among others.

Community Action, which provides housing services, rent assistance, educational programs and other services, received the largest grant from the council at $7,000.

The council also granted funds to more than 30 community organizations.

Here are some of the largest grants and where the money is going:

Community action — $7,000

Youth Contact — $6,200

Adelante Mujeres — $5,000

Boys & Girls Aid — $4,500

Assistance League — $4,000

HomePlate Youth Services — $4,000

Meals on Wheels People — $4,000

CASA For Children — $3,500

Oregon Food Bank — $3,500

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