NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., January 27, 2016 – Project Access has received a $5,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation, having been nominated and supported by votes from community members in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest. Of many nonprofits considered for recognition, only three in Orange County were nominated to participate in the grant contest, which awarded $10,000 total to local nonprofits.
The Gives Local grant contest encouraged community members in 75 U.S. cities to vote for the organizations they wanted to support with grants and drew more than 160,000 votes. Each winning nonprofit aligns with an area of the Yelp Foundation’s mission to address the needs of local communities including: access to information, education, local economic development, and freedom of expression. The contest awarded $750,000 total in grants in January 2016.
“We are delighted to receive this generous donation from the Yelp Foundation which will help support our programs and services,” said Project Access CEO & President Kathy McCarrell.
Project Access directly serves more than 13,000 low-income individuals at over 60 properties in California, Colorado and Arizona where it fosters a culture of change by assisting residents from a broad range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds to improve their lives through education, employment, wellness, and financial capability, among other programs.