The city of Roseville, Calif., has awarded more than $270,000 in grants to 21 local nonprofit organizations.
The grants came from the city's Citizens' Benefit Fund and the Roseville Employees Annual Charitable Hearts Fund, KCRA reports.
The funds were established in 1993 after the sale of the city's hospital to Sutter Health for $14.8 million, according to a press release.
Since 1994, more than $16.5 million has been awarded from the trust.
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