December 12, 2001 11:00 pm

Wallowa County Business Facilitation is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Northeast Oregon Heritage Fund and the Oregon Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.

The purpose of Wallowa County Business Facilitation is to provide free and confidential management coaching to assist people in transforming their ideas into viable new or expanding businesses.

The grant will be used to help pay for the services of Myron Kirkpatrick, WCBFs full-time Business Facilitator, who is available to anyone in Wallowa County who is serious about starting or strengthening a business. Myron may be reached at 432-0176.

The Oregon Community Foundation, established in 1973, manages charitable funds donated by individuals, families and businesses to enhance and support the quality of life in their communities.

Today, the foundations endowment consists of more than 720 funds with combined assets of $400 million. the foundation makes grants through an application process that involves local citizens in the review and evaluation of requests for funds.

Application materials are available through the foundations Portland office at 1221 SW Yamhill, Suite 100, Portland 97205; phone 503-227-6846.