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33 LOCAL GROUPS GET CHASE FOUNDATION GRANTS

Dec. 6, 2001 – Chase Bank's J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation has announced the awarding of grants totaling $57,035 to 33 U.S. Virgin Islands not-for-profit organizations, one British Virgin Islands agency and an educational institution.
"It shows our commitment to the community," said Maria Cooper-Freeman, Chase vice president for public sector, community investment and development. She said that this is the sixth year of the program.
She declined to make public how much each organization received but said the grants ranged from $500 to $2,000.
The territory's not-for-profit groups are receiving a total of $52,000. The money is destined for a diversity of projects including youth programs focusing on smoking, violence and gang activity on the WTJX-TV show "Graffiti Street"; a program at The Village on St. Croix for mothers who are re-entering the community after substance-abuse treatment; and the contracting of a play-writing instructor at Guy Benjamin School on St. John.
Grants were made to 19 organizations on St. Thomas, 10 on St. Croix and four on St. John, in addition to the one in the B.V.I. A territory-wide grant was to the Small Business Development Center at the University of the Virgin Islands.

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Dec. 6, 2001 - Chase Bank's J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation has announced the awarding of grants totaling $57,035 to 33 U.S. Virgin Islands not-for-profit organizations, one British Virgin Islands agency and an educational institution.
"It shows our commitment to the community," said Maria Cooper-Freeman, Chase vice president for public sector, community investment and development. She said that this is the sixth year of the program.
She declined to make public how much each organization received but said the grants ranged from $500 to $2,000.
The territory's not-for-profit groups are receiving a total of $52,000. The money is destined for a diversity of projects including youth programs focusing on smoking, violence and gang activity on the WTJX-TV show "Graffiti Street"; a program at The Village on St. Croix for mothers who are re-entering the community after substance-abuse treatment; and the contracting of a play-writing instructor at Guy Benjamin School on St. John.
Grants were made to 19 organizations on St. Thomas, 10 on St. Croix and four on St. John, in addition to the one in the B.V.I. A territory-wide grant was to the Small Business Development Center at the University of the Virgin Islands.