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Funded Projects: 2008

The GPK Foundation made its first charitable contributions in 2008, to the Central Asia Institute, the NPR Foundation, and Solid Ground's Lettuce Link program.

"Mailing out our first award checks is an important milestone in the growth of the GPK Foundation," said Peter V. Meyers, the foundation's President. "It has been less than a year since we officially elected our present board and formed our operating committees. I am very pleased with the professionalism, idealism and dedication that [the board members] displayed as we lay the operational groundwork for our Foundation."

A total of $5,000.00 was disbursed in December. The Board elected to send $2,000.00 to the Central Asia Institute, $2,000.00 to the NPR Foundation, and $1,000.00 to Lettuce Link.

Central Asia Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. CAI also has programs that provide potable water, provide eye-care and provide training for porters.

National Public Radio, Inc. (NPR) is a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose purposes are to produce, acquire, and distribute noncommercial educational programming to the nation's public broadcasting stations, represent its member public radio stations in matters of national interest and assist and support these stations pursuant to the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.

Lettuce Link (an innovative food and gardening program growing and giving since 1988) creates access to fresh, nutritious and organic produce, seeds, and gardening information for low-income families in Seattle. They work to educate the community about food security and sustainable food production.

A total of five organizations were sent solicitation letters. One organization's proposal was considered by the board, but a decision was reached not to fund their activities this year. Another organization failed to respond to the solicitation letter.