Eight projects ranging from a lesbian education program to a training program for Spanish-speaking women have received grants from the Iowa Women’s Foundation. Foundation executive director Regenia says the Lesbian Outreach Project in Sioux City that’s sponsored by the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence received a nearly three thousand dollar grant.A Y-W-C-A project in Waterloo that helps Spanish-speaking women is getting five thousand dollars.The program provides English as a Second Language classes, and health programs for Hispanic mothers.Victory Temple Minority Women’s Health Initiative based in Iowa City received a three thousand-dollar grant.Project COPE, a five-county anti-domestic violence program headquartered in Creston, received 15-hundred dollars. Graffit Theater in Iowa City received six thousand dollars to help launch the performing arts organization. The Foundation’s also financing a retreat in Burlington for mothers and their daughters. The Girls Scout Conestoga Council of Waterloo and Quakerdale are getting money for outdoor activities at a camp. And the Iowa Women’s Foundation is bankrolling a national survey of teenage women that’ll be conducted by Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa. The grants were handed out yesterday during a luncheon in Iowa City.
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