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Tourism Cares Grant Recipients Announced

January 9, 2012

Tourism Cares has recently awarded a second group of 2011 grants, totaling $60,000, to six nonprofit organizations as part of its Worldwide Grant Program. All recipients will receive full matching funds from other organizations for a total ofTourism Cares $120,000. The grants were presented to the organizations for projects in the areas of historic preservation or educational programs at cultural and maritime heritage sites or natural sites. Collette Vacations and Trip Mate have generously made contributions to this group of Worldwide Grants.

The following organizations make up the second group of 2011 Worldwide Grant recipients:

"Tourism Cares has long been an advocate of preservation, restoration and education of exceptional cultural heritage and natural sites," said Bruce Beckham, the organization’s executive director. "The worthy recipients of the Tourism Cares Worldwide Grants have demonstrated goals that are in line with our mission."

Supporting nonprofits around the world with grant funding is vital to the mission of Tourism Cares. To date, Tourism Cares has awarded funding to 178 organizations in 32 countries and 42 states (including a dozen U.S. national parks). These grants, when combined with matching funds, total more than $2 million. For more information, visit the Tourism Cares Web site.

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