BendBroadband hands out more than 40 community grants


Bicycle Re-Source of Bend was one of more than 30 Central Oregon nonprofits to receive a 2016 BendBroadband in-kind service grant.

Earlier this month BendBroadband proudly awarded 43 in-kind service grants to nonprofits across Central Oregon. The grants, which include High Speed Internet and a business-specific cable TV plan, are worth $1,161.48 annually. All told, the 34 different nonprofits – groups with multiple locations received multiple awards – will combined save almost $50,000 this year.

“We are very thankful for the in-kind grant,” said Eric Haynie, program manager for KIDS in the GAME, a organization that financially helps children from low-income families play sports. KIDS in the GAME is a first-time recipient of BendBroadband’s in-kind grant. “This will help us lower administrative costs so that more of our funding is directly impacting youth in Central Oregon.”

Over the past three years, BendBroadband has donated approximately $128,000 in services to local nonprofits.

“BendBroadband has been a wonderful partner and friend,” said Oregon Adaptive Sports executive director Suzanne Lafky. OAS provides outdoor recreation experiences – skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, biking – for athletes with physical disabilities.

A complete list of BendBroadband’s 2016 in-kind grant winners with links to each of their websites is below.

Bend Senior CenterAbilitreeSMARTOregon Adaptive SportsSaving GraceBend’s, Community CenterJ Bar J Youth ServicesThelma’s PlaceVolunteers in Medicine: Clinic of the CascadesCircle of FriendsBoys & Girls Clubs of BendHumane Society of Central OregonKemple Memorial Children’s Dental ClinicHigh Desert Chamber MusicCity Club of, Central OregonSparrow Clubs U.S.A., Bend Area Habitat for HumanityKIDS CenterBicycle Re-Source of BendCentral Oregon Council on AgingKIDS in the GAMERonald McDonald, House Charities of Central OregonUnited Way of Deschutes CountyHealing Reins Therapeutic Riding CenterRosie Bareis Community Campus – Deschutes Children’s FoundationFull Access, High Desert chapterCamp Fire Central OregonYounitySisters Outdoor Quilt ShowArts Central’s Art StationBendFilmEast Bend Campus – Deschutes Children’s FoundationBecky Johnson Community Center – Deschutes Children’s FoundationTower Theatre FoundationHeart of Oregon Corps.Heart of Oregon Corps. Thrift Store

Below: The Kemple Memorial Children’s Clinic, a 2016 BendBroadband in-kind service grant award winner, provides free dental care to kids across Central Oregon.

BendBroadband hands out more than 40 community grants

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