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Posted October 6, 2005
Heim, Center Coordinator
MAVIN FOUNDATION AND AMEA'S MIXED HERITAGE CENTER RECEIVES $98,000 PLEDGE
FROM K&F BAXTER FAMILY FOUNDATION
(Seattle) The Mixed
Heritage Center (MHC), a joint project between MAVIN Foundation
and the Los Angeles-based Association
for MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA), has received an initial award
of $44,000 from the K&F Baxter Family Foundation to operate and
launch a series of exciting initiatives scheduled between October 2005
and June 2006. Pending sufficient progress, Baxter has pledged an additional
$44,000 to be granted in April 2006, as well as a $10,000 matching challenge
grant to encourage support from other funders.
"The K&F Baxter Family Foundation provided the original seed
money to launch this historic project. Their recent gift will allow
the Center to leap onto our feet just when we are ready to take the
center to the next level," says Joshua Heim, Center Coordinator.
Envisioned to be the central clearinghouse of information on mixed heritage
and transracial adoptee issues, the Mixed
Heritage Center first opened its virtual doors this past summer
via a beta website (www.mixedheritagecenter.org),
and has already researched a first-ever "Best Cities for Multiracial
Families" report and established a 20-member Community Advisory
Committee. MHC also plans to support existing professionals and organizations
through training and coordinated research projects, like the Mixed Heritage
Community Survey, an online survey currently being administered by MHC.
The K&F Baxter Family Foundation grant will be used to fund several
programs such as a Mixed Heritage Community Summit, tentatively scheduled
for Summer 2006.
For more information, contact Joshua
or call 206 622 7101.
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