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Local Charities Get $15,000 in Grants

The Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center awarded $300,000 to local organizations, including the Foothill Unity Center and Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills.

The and were awarded a total of $15,000 in grant funding from the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center in a ceremony last week.

The hospital gave out a total of $300,000 to 32 organizations last Wednesday, doling out $10,000 to Foothill Unity and $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club.

"Kaiser Permanente is committed to our social mission to improve the health and well-being of the communities in which we serve," said Maggie Pierce, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center's executive director, in a statement. "This is realized in many ways, most notably, through our work with local agencies and our community benefit grant program that enables us to address some of the health and social issues facing our communities."

The money is part of the hospital's Community Benefit grant program, which funds local programs that improve access to health care, reduce obesity, aid at-risk youth, provide workforce development, or cater to the underserved.

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