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Auburn Indian Community gives $47,500 to local groups

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The United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) announced Tuesday that it’s given more than $47,500 to community-based organizations in Placer County.

The recipients of the funds include the Lincoln Sober Grad Night, Lincoln High School library, Seniors First, Placer Hills Education Foundation and the Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing and Assistance League of Greater Placer.

“The United Auburn Indian Community is proud to have the ability to invest in our local communities,” said David Keyser, chairman of the UAIC in a press release issued Tuesday. “All of the selected organizations were carefully identified by the UAIC Community Giving Fund. The tribe hopes these donations can greatly enhance each organization’s ability to serve Placer County.”

The UAIC Community Giving Committee centers its yearly grants on educational programs and social service organizations whose work impacts struggling and underserved persons and families.

Over the course of eight years, the UAIC Community Giving Program has awarded more than $9 million to nonprofit organizations supporting needs in education, health, arts and humanities, environment, community development and social services. The Community Giving Program is led by a committee of five tribal members and has been active since 2004.