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CANYON COUNTY — Three Canyon County businesswomen took home $3,000 Smart Women grants from Zions Bank on Thursday for work in their communities.
Lynn Marie Adams, Rheanna Allen and Trinity Jackson were selected at the fourth annual Smart Women Smart Money conference from 144 applicants from around Idaho and Utah.
“We developed the new Smart Women Grants to help bolster the efforts of everyday heroines who strengthen our communities in so many ways through their various talents,” Sharon Dollinger, vice president of the Women’s Financial Group in Boise, said. “As Idaho’s financial center for women, the Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group created the grants as an extension of our ongoing commitment to empower women in achieving financial independence.”
Adams won recognition for her Nampa-based project Navajo Art and Culture. The program strives to introduce young people to Navajo art and culture by creating and marketing curriculum and activities-based lessons to schools and other youth-focused organizations.
Allen’s award came for a collaborative project between Peppershock Media Productions and Nampa Family Justice Center to create a video to generate awareness and funds for NFJC’s victims’ services.
NFJC is a not-for-profit group of 15 agencies that provide consolidated and coordinated legal, social and health services to victims of violence and their families. Jackson will use her grant to start a yearround therapeutic riding facility in Parma at which children with disabilities and their siblings can learn to ride mules. The grant will help to purchase land, develop an arena and keep the cost affordable to participating families.