From CBS Local 2:
The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation will award $300,000 in grants to twelve Coachella Valley area nonprofit organizations. Applications are available through September 10, 2018 for the 2019 Coachella Valley Spotlight awards. Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations and tax-exempt schools that serve people in the Coachella Valley are eligible to apply. Organizations that received the award between 2009-2017 are also eligible to reapply. Since the program began ten years ago, nearly $3 million in grants have been awarded to more than 100 local nonprofit organizations.
Recipients are selected by the CBS Local 2 Community Advisory Board, which includes representatives from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and members of the community. Twelve organizations are chosen from applications received by the deadline. Throughout 2019, each recipient is recognized in stories and interviews on CBS Local 2’s Eye on the Desert, as well as in public service announcements, social media and on the station’s website, www.cbslocal2.com.