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The City of Danville was among the recipients of grants announced Tuesday by the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.
The Police Department was awarded $12,800 to replace an aging child fingerprinting system and to revamp the program with new partnerships and offerings to the citizens of the Dan River Region. The grant is from the James Russell & Zora Carter Anderson Fund.
In addition, the Ballou Park Recreation Center will receive $10,000 to purchase transportation service from Danville Transit to and from the Fresenius Medical Center (dialysis clinic) for residents under the age of 60 who are unable to transport themselves. The grant is from the James Russell & Zora Carter Anderson Fund.
The foundation announced a total of $617,000 in new grants to 49 non-profit community agencies at a reception at the Danville Life Saving Crew Center. The Community Foundation was incorporated in 1996 and has already returned more than $18 million in community grants and scholarships.
This year’s grants contain $250,000 in funding made available by a grant from the Danville Regional Foundation.