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BALTIMORE (AP) Philanthropist George Soros has given $2.6 million in matching grants to ten Baltimore organizations. The money is intended to help the groups fund programs intended to help people through the economic downturn.

The grants were announced by the Open Society Institute's Baltimore chapter. Soros created a special fund to help people affected by the recession. He allocated a total of $5 million for the OSI's Baltimore office. The rest of the money will be handed out next year.

The Family League of Baltimore is getting $1 million to create 200 jobs for young people. Among those who will benefit are 50 teens leaving foster care, who will learn farm skills in a program run by the city school system.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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