Girls happily reading their books - at Orchard Place Des Moines

Yelp Foundation Awards $2,000 Grant to Orchard Place

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Orchard Place has received a $2,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation, having been nominated and supported by votes from community members in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest. Of many nonprofits considered for recognition, only three in the Des Moines area were nominated to participate in the grant contest, which awarded $10,000 total to local nonprofits.

The Gives Local grant contest encouraged community members in 75 U.S. cities to vote for the organizations they wanted to support with grants and drew more than 160,000 votes. Each winning nonprofit aligns with an area of the Yelp Foundation’s mission to address the needs of local communities including: access to information, education, local economic development, and freedom of expression. The contest awarded $750,000 total in grants in January 2016.

More info:
- See the full list of grant winners on the Yelp Blog
- Learn more about the Yelp Foundation at
- Questions about the Yelp Foundation and media requests can be directed to

About Orchard Place:
Orchard Place is Des Moines’ oldest charity providing mental health treatment and expertise serving Iowa’s kids. Our inpatient, outpatient and community programs annually serve more than 10,000 children each year from birth to age 22. Four operating divisions are included in the Orchard Place umbrella of services: Child Guidance Center, Orchard Place Campus, PACE Juvenile Center and the Integrated Health Program. More information can be found at