Community Action Partnership receives large grant from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

LEWISTON, ID - A local support center is getting a $150,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

Community Action Partnership announced Friday, the Seattle based foundation is supporting the local community outreach program.
Sue Coliton of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation said they try to give back to groups that focus on ridding smaller communities of poverty.

The grant is supporting the on-going work of the 'Bridges to Work' project for two more years. It aims to help local people find economic stability and climb out of poverty.

"What we were really interested in is their focus on soft skills," said Coliton. "But what we liked about this program is they were training these folks on how to do things like punctuality and presentation."

The grant is part of a $6.28 million investment in local communities around the Pacific Northwest. Since 1998 the foundation has awarded nearly half-a-billion-dollars in funding to non-profit organizations.