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U.S. Bank, through its U.S. Bancorp Foundation, is presenting more than $75,000 in grants to 20 nonprofit organizations in the Salt Lake area.

The grants are being awarded for organizations that support arts and culture, economic opportunity and education.

"These nonprofits make our community healthier, stronger and more vibrant," said Damon Miller, president of U.S. Bank in Utah.

Artistic and cultural enrichment grants are awarded to organizations and programs that build audiences for the arts, especially among underserved populations. Economic opportunity grants support organizations that provide affordable housing, encourage self-sufficiency and assist economic development. Educational grants are provided to innovative programs that help low-income and at-risk students succeed in school and prepare for post-secondary education.

The organizations that received grants are:

AAA Fair Credit Foundation • economic opportunity

Ballet West • arts and culture

Boys & Girls Club of Salt Lake • education

Chadbad of Utah • education

Children's Center • education

Community Development Corporation • economic opportunity

David Eccles School of Business • education

Discovery Gateway • education

Guadalupe Center • education

KUED • education

NeighborWorks Provo • education

Ogden Symphony Ballet Association • arts and culture

People Helping People • economic opportunity

Ririe Woodbury Dance Foundation • arts and culture

South Valley Sanctuary • economic opportunity

SPLORE • education

U. of U. Pioneer Theater Company • arts and culture

United Way • education

Utah Food Bank • education

Utah Symphony • education

U.S. Bank employs more than 350 people in the Salt Lake City area, and its employees volunteered nearly 700 hours at nonprofit organizations in 2011.

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