Hearst Foundations awards 75,000 grant to Renton, Washington HealthPoint

HealthPoint Renton received 75,000 Tuesday from Hearst Foundations. The philanthropic grant will be used to support the Family First Community Center fundraising campaign.

The foundations awarded $ 3 million to six Seattle-area organizations: Northwest Harvest, Pacific Northwest Ballet Association, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, University of Washington Medicine, and Virginia Mason, and $ 100,000 to Puget University. Tacoma Sound. He also donated $ 100,000 to the Woodland Park Zoo to support the Living Northwest Trail exhibit and $ 75,000 to YouthCare to support the education and employment program.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the Hearst Foundation Inc. are independent private philanthropic organizations created in the 1940s by William Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst Corporation, owner of SeattlePI. The two foundations act as a unified national philanthropic resource for non-profit organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social services. The two foundations award the grants together.

In addition to grant making, two unique programs are administered and funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation: the United States Senate Youth Program for High School and Seniors and the Journalism Awards Program for Undergraduates. undergraduate in accredited journalism schools.

The Hearst Foundations have awarded more than 21,500 grants to nearly 6,000 organizations since their inception. Last year, the Hearst Foundation awarded 429 grants worth a total of $ 104 million to 125 organizations. Of that total, $ 55.5 million came from grants related to COVID-19, officials said.