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Grants totaling more than $75,000 were awarded to 11 nonprofit organizations last year by the Niagara Area Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

The grants, ranging up to $10,000, support the health, human services, arts, civic needs, community development, education and environmental needs of Niagara County.

Recipients of the latest grants in Niagara County are Kids Escaping Drugs; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Niagara County; Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County; Family & Children’s Services of Niagara; Literacy Volunteers of Western New York; St. James United Methodist Church Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center; Niagara County Historical Society; Old Fort Niagara Association; People and Possibilities; Planned Parenthood of Western New York; and the Salvation Army of Lockport.