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The Rice Family Foundation Awards 2020 Grants, Distributing $170,000 Across Thirty-Four Local-Area Nonprofits

The Rice Family Foundation announced today it has awarded grant funds to thirty-four local area nonprofits, the organization’s largest ever group of honorees. This news follows on the heels of the Rice and Lissette families’ donation of approximately $10 million to the foundation, significantly increasing the level of annual giving the Foundation is able to award, with $170,000 benefiting this year’s grant recipients.

Formed in 2017 through a contribution from Mike and Jane Rice, The Rice Family Foundation makes grants to organizations in the greater Hanover-area that dedicate their resources to fostering a better community, with past recipients providing services ranging from behavioral health and wellness care to youth organizations and food pantries.

The Foundation receives dozens of applications each year and selects its recipients through a rigorous review process assuring funds go to exceptional organizations and initiatives which will most positively impact the community. The 2020 grants have been awarded to a diverse group of thirty-four organizations with missions ranging from feeding and housing the hungry, to empowering victims of domestic violence and helping people overcome the scourge of addiction.

“In a year in which many …

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