The Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation was created pursuant to the Last Will and Testament of Paul Lauzier. During his lifetime, Mr. Lauzier made numerous contributions to religious, educational, and community organizations. His legacy of charitable giving continues through annual grants awarded by the Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation in support of community development, youth programs, public health and safety, education, and agriculture. There is no geographical limitation for funding requests. However, the Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation prefers to fund programs and projects geographically located in rural communities in central and eastern Washington, with an emphasis on funding within Grant County. The foundation provides funding on an annual basis, and in the form of long-term pledges disbursed over several years. The foundation will consider funding requests for program support, equipment, and capital projects. All grants are made at the sole discretion of the foundation's trustee. The trustee's decision to award a charitable grant does not constitute any agreement or commitment of future support. Grants are made subject to the condition that a selected organization is a nonprofit tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to which a gift qualifies as a charitable contribution under Section 170(c) and as a charitable deduction under Section 2055(a) and Section 2522(a). Schools, towns, cities, health-care entities, and governmental agencies may also apply. The foundation welcomes collaboration with other grantors and encourages grantees with multiple sources of funding support. The application deadline is Friday, April 30, 2021. Grant applicants will be notified of final decisions in June.