Deadline for Swift grants is this Friday |

Deadline for Swift grants is this Friday

Staff report

A reminder that Friday is the deadline for Garfield County educational nonprofit organizations to apply for Bessie Minor Swift Foundation grants to be announced later this spring. Swift Communications is the Post Independent’s parent company.

According to a press release, grants will be awarded to institutes that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. Grants requests from $500 to $3,000 will be considered.

The Foundation also supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), including programs for adults.

More than $530,000 in grants has been awarded since 2008. More information is available on the website,

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