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The submission deadline for project-funding grant proposals to the Viking Foundation of Lincoln is Oct. 1.

The foundation will provide charitable grants again this year, on behalf of specific projects, to other 501(c)(3) organizations in Lancaster County. The funded grants will be directed to those who are challenged with education, poverty, housing, gender, mental and physical health, and other issues. A minimum of $75,000 in funds will be awarded, with preference given to proposals in the $5,000 to $10,000 range.

The following hypothetical examples demonstrate the myriad funding possibilities available from the foundation:

• helping to purchase a delivery van for a local food bank;

• developing a child care program for high school-age parents in a public school system;

• supporting an occupational training program for mentally or physically challenged youths;

• stocking new children’s books in a library branch; or

• employing a summer intern to manage an organization’s “Learn to Fish” program.

The foundation was created by Lincolnite Dr. Steven Eggland to help improve and enrich the lives of individuals—especially children—who are less fortunate. To submit a proposal or for more information, visit http://vikingfoundation.webs.com.

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