UVa. Philanthropy Class Awards Grant Money

May 7, 2014

One class at the University of Virginia is giving away thousands of dollars to local non-profit organizations.

The philanthropy class on UVa. Grounds announced where this year's $50,000 grant from the Once Upon a Time Foundation would go.

Over the course of the semester they picked five non-profits in Charlottesville to donate to. Students explained it took a lot of compromising.

"A lot of people would've rather done a big grant for one organization, but we really negotiated and decided that these were the top five," said Garrett Gottesman, a 3rd year at UVa.

"It's really interesting seeing it from the other side, where you learn about the people giving the money away and I think that gives you a huge benefit," said Jodie Benjamin, a 2nd year at UVa.

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry received the largest grant of $12,500, followed by The Charlottesville Free Clinic receiving $10,000. The Legal Aid Justice Center, AHIP and the Virginia Supportive Housing all received $7,500.

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