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Verizonís Support for California Nonprofit Groups Exceeds $8 Million in 2007


273 Grants Promote Domestic-Violence Prevention, Literacy, Healthcare and Education in Arts, Culture and Technology Throughout California

Verizon pledged more than $8 million to California nonprofits this year for programs that will combat domestic violence, improve healthcare and promote education in technology, literacy, the arts and culture throughout the state.

Funding went to a diverse group of organizations including Peace Over Violence ($300,000), the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center ($99,000) and Childrenís Hospital of Los Angeles ($47,140).

The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications and one of the largest corporate foundations in the world, awarded more than $69 million in grants in 2006.

ďVerizon has a long-standing tradition of supporting organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve,Ē said Tim McCallion, president of Verizonís West region. ďThe 273 nonprofit groups funded in 2007 all share Verizonís vision of creating opportunities for Californians to lead healthier, safer and more productive lives.Ē

The grants awarded by Verizon in California in 2007 include:

Korean Health Education Information and Research Center - $85,000
Alameda County Family Justice Center - $57,500
Alliance for the Arts - $50,000
Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County - $50,000
Marthaís Village and Kitchen Inc. - $50,000
Redlands Community Hospital Foundation - $45,000
La Maestra Family Clinic Inc. - $43,000
Wellness Community Valley Ventura Inc. - $42,000
Jenesse Center Inc. - $40,000
St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation - $35,000
Victor Valley Domestic Violence - $35,000
Victor Valley Community Hospital - $30,000
Central American Resource Center - $25,000
East Los Angeles Womenís Center - $25,000
Marin Services for Women - $25,000
San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center - $25,000
Youth Connection of Ventura County - $25,000

Verizon works closely with a variety of advisory groups and nonprofit organizations to identify local needs and to develop and nurture programs that address those needs through the philanthropic support of the Verizon Foundation. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis following a review of online applications. For more details, go to

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