Community News

2018 Grant Application Deadline Dates

27 Sep 2017, written by

2018 Grant Application Deadline Dates: January 15, May 14 and September 17 by 5pm.

Our process requires a Pre-Application Meeting.  Please call us at (360) 378-1001 to schedule a meeting.  We would be happy to help you through the process.  Thank you!

Thank You County Fair Donors!

12 Sep 2017, written by

This week, the Foundation has the pleasure of mailing out 180 thank you letters to donors who contributed at this year’s Community Foundation County Fair Matching Grant Program. Look at this stack! This just shows how dedicated and invested islanders are in helping continue to improve and enrich the quality of life on San Juan Island. Thank you to each and every one of you who donated at our Fair booth this year!

 

$31,757 Raised at the County Fair!

07 Sep 2017, written by

You did it again! Thank you!

The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2017 San Juan County Fair when $31,757 was donated to nine different projects featured in the matching program.  This amount was raised in just the four days of the Fair!

The Foundation, in turn, will match those donations 50 cents on every dollar raised until each project goal is met, thereby allowing over $46,000 to be granted to the following projects:

  • Animal Protection Society’s New Shelter Medical Supplies
  • SJICF Women’s Fund Membership Drive
  • Family Resource Center’s Our Island Neighbors
  • Friday Harbor Athletic Association’s Let’s Finish the Ballfields
  • Hospice of San Juan’s Help Sustain Hospice
  • PADs for Parkinson’s Expanding PADs Training
  • Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center’s Raptor Habitat & Food Storage
  • Island Stage Left’s Housing for the Stars
  • SJICF’s Voc-Tech Education Scholarships

At the conclusion of the 2017 San Juan County Fair, eleven-year-old, Moose Kinsey from Orcas Island, reached into the glass jar that held names of all 120 contributors at the Community Foundation’s booth – and drew out the name of Travis Ayers.  That gave Travis the opportunity to select the nonprofit beneficiary of a bonus $1,000 from the Foundation.  He chose the Friday Harbor Athletic Association’s Let’s Finish the Ballfields Project to be the lucky recipient.

The Community Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to all who made this annual event so enjoyable – and so successful. Thank you!

2017 County Fair Match!

03 Aug 2017, written by

All Fair-goers are invited to visit the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Fair booth next week in the main hall to learn about and boost support of nine special community projects.  The Community Foundation is pleased to match 50 cents on every dollar raised until each project goal has been reached!

The community projects featured are:

  • New Shelter Medical Supplies, Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society
  • Membership Drive, SJICF Women’s Fund
  • Our Island Neighbors, Family Resource Center
  • Let’s Finish the Ballfields, Friday Harbor Athletic Association
  • Help Sustain Hospice, Hospice of San Juan
  • Broadening PADs Training, PADs for Parkinson’s
  • Habitat Repairs & Food Storage, Wolf Hollow
  • House the Stars, Island Stage Left
  • Voc-Tech Education Scholarships, SJICF

You can contribute by cash, check, or credit card or online at www.sjicf.org during the four days of the Fair.  Nonprofit representatives and Community Foundation staff and Board members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

BONUS!  Names of all donors will be entered in a drawing that will be held on the last day of the Fair.  The winning person will be invited to designate an additional $1,000 to be awarded to any one of the nine featured projects.

Stop by the Community Foundation booth to say hello, make a donation, or learn about the many services they provide.

SJICF Awards $164,000 in College Scholarships for 2017-2018

15 Jun 2017, written by

L to R: Isabella Brown, Nayaleah Tucker-Belt, Andrew Stromberg, Hayden Mayer, Alexa Mora, Beatrice Grauman-Boss, Corbin Williams (Not pictured: Joseph Stewart, Kai Herko, Eli Cooper-West, Griffin Cuomo)

Twelve graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and one graduating senior from Spring Street International School were awarded scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year from two different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund

Isabella Brown, Santa Clara University, $3,000

Eli Cooper-West, University of Washington, $3,000

Griffin Cuomo, Chapman University, $7,000

Beatrice Grauman-Boss , Wellesley College, $3,000

Kai Herko, Clark University, $5,000

Hayden Mayer, Western Washington University, $4,000

Alexa Mora, Central Washington University, $4,000

Joseph Stewart, Gonzaga University, $3,000

Andrew Stromberg, University of Dayton, $4,000

Nayaleah Tucker-Belt, University of Hawaii, $5,000

Corbin Williams, University of Washington, $3,000

Total New Inskeep Applicants: $44,000

The Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund was established by a generous donation made by the late Jerry Inskeep, who deeply appreciated the helping hand that he received enabling him to attend college.  He left a legacy through the San Juan Island Community Foundation that will provide a permanent source of funds for the education of our island’s students.

SJICF Scholarship Fund

Blythe Parker, Midwives College of Utah, $4,000

 The SJICF Scholarship Fund was established through generous donations to the San Juan Island Community Foundation to provide San Juan Island residents with scholarships for community college, two-year college, four-year college or university, graduate school programs, or vocational/career programs.

John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund Renewals:

Levi Demaris, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, $3,500

Grace Willows, Georgia Tech, $3,000

The John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund was established and is administered by the San Juan Island Pilots Association and honors one of our finest citizens who served us all through his tireless volunteer service, both on the ground and in the air.

Marcia L. Zakarison M.D. Scholarship Fund

Isabella Brown, Santa Clara University, $500

Morgan Timmons, Washington State University, $500

This scholarship is provided in the name of Dr. Marcia Zakarison, a local physician, who believed that every young person should have an equal opportunity to receive the best education possible. This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors, on San Juan Island, pursuing a career in human medicine.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Renewals

The following students were previous recipients of Inskeep Legacy Scholarships and have been awarded another one-year scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Emma Brand, University of Washington, $2,000

Amanda Brast, Seattle Pacific University, $10,000

Otis Cooper-West, University of Washington, $2,000

Melanie Cope, University of Washington, $5,000

Sophia Dillery, Seattle University, $5,000

Kate Fenley, University of Washington, $10,000

Isabel Gabriel, University of Washington, $5,000

Emily Guard, Baylor University, $5,000

Sammantha Hopkins, Linfield College, $4,000

Madeline Marinkovich, Western Washington University, $5,000

Sophia Marinkovich, Western Washington University, $5,000

Samantha Pluff, University of Washington, $5,000

Alaina Scheffer, Western Washington University, $5,000

Madeline Schroeder, Seattle University, $5,000

Madden Shanks, Central Washington University, $6,000

Matthew Stepita, Western Washington University, $4,000

Sam Stewart, Gonzaga University, $4,000

Luke Stromberg, University of Dayton, $5,000

Thomas Synoground, Washington State University, $8,000

Ellery Von Dassow, Western Washington University, $4,000

Echo Wood, University of Washington, $4,000

Total Inskeep Re applicants: $108,000    

 

If you would like information about the Foundation’s scholarship funds or would like to contribute, call Carrie Unpingco, Executive Director, at 360-378-1001.

The San Juan Island Community Foundation serves as a non-profit philanthropic umbrella organization helping donors, non-profits and public organizations to achieve their goals through direct grants, organizational assistance and philanthropic resource management.  For further information about the Community Foundation, call 378-1001, visit www.sjicf.org, write to PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or, visit the office located at 640 Mullis St. Suite 104.

2017 Inskeep Scholarship Application Deadline

15 Feb 2017, written by

Inskeep Scholarship Application Deadline Date: May 10, 2017 by 5pm.

Please call us at (360) 378-1001 with questions.  Thank you!

2017 Grant Application Deadline Dates

11 Jan 2017, written by

2017 Grant Application Deadline Dates: March 13, June 12, and September 11.

Our process requires a Pre-Application Meeting.  Please call us at (360) 378-1001 to schedule a meeting.  We would be happy to help you through the process.  Thank you!

$28,891 Raised at the County Fair

30 Aug 2016, written by

The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2016 San Juan County Fair when over $28,000 was donated to eight different projects featured in the matching program.  This amount was raised in just the four days of the Fair!

The Foundation, in turn, will match those donations 50 cents on every dollar raised until each project goal is met, thereby allowing $40,000 to be granted to the following projects:

  • Animal Protection Society’s New Animal Shelter
  • SJICF Women’s Fund Membership Drive
  • Family Resource Center’s Emergency Rental Assistance
  • Family Resource Center’s Island Neighbors
  • Friday Harbor Elementary School’s Inquisitive Children Succeed
  • Island Oil Spill Association’s Improved Oil Spill Response Time
  • San Juan Historical Museum’s Protection for Vintage Thresher
  • San Juan County’s Derelict Vessel Prevention

At the conclusion of the 2016 San Juan County Fair, seven-year-old, Ava Bennett from Lopez Island, reached into the glass jar that held names of all 98 contributors at the Community Foundation’s booth – and drew out the name of Louise Dustrude.  That gave Louise the opportunity to select the nonprofit beneficiary of a bonus $1,000 from the Foundation.  She chose the Family Resource Center’s Emergency Rental Assistance Project to be the lucky recipient.

The Community Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to all who made this annual event so enjoyable – and so successful. Thank you!

SJICF Awards $187,500 in College Scholarships for 2016-17

01 Jul 2016, written by

Recipients 2016

Eleven graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2016 were awarded scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund

Uma Hu, University of Victoria, $2,000

Jesse Kolowitz, Pacific Lutheran University, $7,000

Mary McPadden, University of Colorado, $5,000

Madeline Schroeder, Seattle University, $5,000

Luke Stromberg, University of Dayton, $5,000

Thomas Synoground, Washington State University, $8,000

Taylor Turnbull, San Diego State, $5,000

Echo Wood, University of Washington, $4,000

Total New Applicants:          $41,000

The Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund was established by a generous donation made by the late Jerry Inskeep who deeply appreciated the helping hand that he received enabling him to attend college.  He left a legacy through the San Juan Island Community Foundation that will provide a permanent source of funds for the education of our island’s students.

SJICF Scholarship Fund

Janelle Wood, Edmonds Community College, $2,500

Rainah Sandstrom, American College Dublin, $10,000

 The SJICF Scholarship Fund was established through generous donations to the San Juan Island Community Foundation to provide San Juan Island residents scholarships for community college, two-year college, four-year college or university, graduate school programs, or vocational/career programs.

John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nicholas Armstrong, $3,000

Grace Willows, $3,000

The John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund was established and is administered by the San Juan Island Pilots Association and honors one of our finest citizens who served us all through his tireless volunteer service, both on the ground and in the air.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Renewals

In addition to 2016 graduating seniors, the following students were previous recipients of Inskeep Legacy Scholarships and have been awarded another one-year scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Emma Brand, University of Washington, $2,000

Amanda Brast, Seattle Pacific University, $10,000

Otis Cooper-West, University of Washington, $2,000

Melanie Cope, University of Washington, $5,000

Sophia Dillery, Seattle University, $5,000

Kate Fenley, University of Washington, $10,000

Sam Gabler-Brown, Western Washington Univ, $4,000

Isabel Gabriel, University of Washington, $5,000

Genevieve Gislason, Western Washington University, $4,000

Emily Guard, Baylor University, $5,000

Gavin Guard, Whitman College, $5,000

Madeline Marinkovich, University of Washington, $5,000

Sophia Marinkovich, Western Washington University, $5,000

Emma McMain, Pacific University, $4,000

Miranda McPadden, Washington State University, $5,000

Brett Paul, Gonzaga University, $6,000

Isabel Place, University of Washington, $2,000

Samantha Pluff, University of Washington, $5,000

Alaina Scheffer, Western Washington University, $5,000

Madden Shanks, Washington State University, $6,000

Matthew Stepita, Western Washington University, $4,000

Sam Stewart, Gonzaga University, $4,000

Ashton Timmons, Gonzaga University, $4,000

Sierra Truesdale, Western Washington University, $12,000

Ellery Von Dassow, Western Washington University, $4,000

Total Reapplicants:          $128,000

If you would like information about the Foundation’s scholarship funds or would like to contribute to the support of them, you can call the Foundation office at 360-378-1001.

The San Juan Island Community Foundation serves as a non-profit philanthropic umbrella organization helping donors, non-profits and public organizations to achieve their goals through direct grants, organizational assistance and philanthropic resource management.  For further information about the Community Foundation, call 378-1001, log on to www.sjicf.org, write to PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or, visit the office located at 640 Mullis St. Suite 104.

2015 Community Needs Task Force Report

21 Aug 2015, written by

The Community Foundation’s 2015 Community Needs Task Force Report and 2016 Update are now available on our website.

2015 CNTF Report

2016 CNTF Update

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