The social network outlined the grants in a note on the Prineville Data Center page, inviting recipients to a reception and tour at the facility Friday, April 4.
The Local Community Action Grants program was launched in 2011, and Facebook’s donations via the program now total $415,000.
The 2014 recipients are:
- Advantage Smiles for Kids, $3,000: To provide orthodontic treatment for low-income, at-risk children in Crook County. Brace Place of Central Oregon will match the award as in-kind treatment.
- Central Oregon Community College Prineville Campus and Crook County High School, $10,000: To provide a new, 12-week Comp TIA A+ Certification course, the starting point for those seeking careers in IT, in partnership with Crook County High School.
- Children’s Vision Foundation, $5,500: To provide community vision screenings and reports to all Crook County elementary schools and families.
- Christmas in the Pines, $5,000: To provide ice skating rink, bazaars, community crafters, and local vendors.
- Crook County Foundation, $5,000: Funding local high-school bands and family activities for the Picnic in the Park kickoff celebration.
- Crook County High School and Middle School Track and Field, $1,500: To provide a laptop and Hy-Tek for the high-school and middle-school track teams to run larger and more efficient track meets, bringing more teams and business to Prineville.
- Crook County High School Computer Science Department, $8,000: To provide essential tools and supplies to provide student training in programming, video production, and electronics.
- Crook County High School Science Department, $8,000: To further outfit the physics and chemistry lab and life science lab. Purchases include 12 Lab Quest Minis, 12 blood-pressure sensors, 12 EKG sensors, six oxygen sensors, and three Lab Quest 2 Interfaces.
- Crook County High School Senior All Night Party 2014, $2,500: To pay for a venue for the alcohol- and drug-free, senior all-night graduation party. Students and parents raise all funds for this celebration.
- Crook County High School Youth Transition Program, $3,500: To purchase the computer, software, and associated hardware for point-of-sale training in the YTP program and the special education department.
- Crook County Kids Inc., $3,400: To purchase and implement Kidtrax, a Web-based management system to safely account for youth members during club hours and organize and secure sensitive family information.
- Crook County Middle School Science Department KidWind Project, $10,000: To fund the second Prineville KidWind Challenge, a student-driven, wind-turbine design competition, and to further science, technology, engineering, math, and sustainability education.
- Crook County School District Torches n’ Pitchforks Literary Journal, $4,000: To purchase two laptop computers with high-end graphics capabilities plus two software accounts to the Adobe creative cloud, in order to transform Torches n’ Pitchforks into a student-directed endeavor under teacher advisement.
- Crook County School District Dual Language Program, $1,800: To purchase 20 additional hand-held computerized learning devices for disadvantaged youth attending Ochoco Elementary School, to improve letter and sound recognition and phonemic awareness for preschool and kindergarten students.
- Crook County School District Kindergarten Classes, $4,800: To purchase 30 Leap Frog TAG reading pens for four kindergarten classes in the Crook County School District.
- Crook County Speech Language Pathology Department, $1,500: To supply iPads to two speech-language pathology assistants who serve grades K-12, directly impacting 152 students receiving special education services for communication, and extend to children served through the Response to Intervention Model, co-teaching environments, and consultation.
- Crooked River Roundup, $5,000: To provide funding for national-level rodeo acts and athletes.
- Healthy Beginnings, $1,500: To support a health and developmental community-screening clinic in Prineville, allowing Healthy Beginnings to continue offering this critical service to young children in Crook County.
- Heart of Oregon Corps, $9,000: To help fund three crews of local youth for eight weeks of summer employment. In the field, youth gain skills while building trails, preventing wildfires, and connecting with their public lands.
- Humane Society of the Ochocos, $5,000: To promote microchip application throughout Crook County by documenting and registering each pet equipped with a microchip.
- Pioneer High School, $7,000: To purchase 25 laptop computers, providing each classroom with the tools needed for daily research and product development required for students’ online independent study courses, proficiency-based courses, and writing courses.
Facebook said applications for its 2015 Local Community Action Grants open Oct. 1.