Community News

2013 County Fair Match Success!

04 Sep 2013, written by

Fincher-Pulls-Winning-Name At the conclusion of the 2013 San Juan County Fair, volunteer Zach Fincher reached into the glass jar that held names of all contributors at the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s booth – and drew out the name of  Read More

Susan Matthews Appointed as First Executive Director

15 Jul 2013, written by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Matthews as its new — and first — executive director.  Susan has served the community as the Foundation’s Read More

$155,000 Scholarships Awarded to Friday Harbor students for 2013/’14

08 Jun 2013, written by
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The San Juan Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce the distribution of scholarship awards totaling over $155,000  for the 2013/2014 academic year to former and present San Juan Island students.  Awards were made to both continuing college students, high school students graduating this year, and individuals pursuing career training.

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Foundation gears up for 2013-14 Scholarship Season

25 Apr 2013, written by

April is the time to apply for scholarships administered by the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Scholarships may be applied for at accredited colleges and universities, community and two-year colleges, and in accredited career and vocational training programs. Read More

SJI County Fair Match! A Startling Success

18 Aug 2012, written by

As the 2012 County Fair draws to a close, the San Juan Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce that with the help of hundreds of citizens, our on-line Giving Center Match! Program was a huge success with all of the featured projects receiving support and two exceeding their Match! goal. Read More

Over $130,000 Scholarships Awarded to Friday Harbor students for 2012/’13

13 Jun 2012, written by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce its award of scholarships for the 2012/2013 academic year to former and present San Juan Island high school students.  Awards were made to both continuing college students and high school students graduating this year. Read More

Foundation Scholarships Announced : Friday Harbor: April 24, 2012

25 Apr 2012, written by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a variety of scholarship programs to assist high school graduates and adults wishing to continue their education at accredited colleges and universities, community and two-year colleges, and in accredited career and vocational training programs. Read More

Women’s Fund Grants Enrich Our Community

12 Dec 2011, written by

The Women’s Fund (WF) of the San Juan Island Community Foundation announced its 2011 grant program after counting the ballots. The recipients are  Read More

High Speed Broadband Internet Exploration

14 Nov 2011, written by

High speed digital technology is a fundamental component to future economic health and community infrastructure for our Island community. Read More

County Fair Booth Showcases Nonprofits and Their Projects

11 Nov 2011, written by

The Foundation booth at the 2011 County Fair invited nonprofits to showcase their projects and raise funds at the same time. The Foundation provided a 1:1 challenge grant for dollars raised at the Fair. After four days, over $5,000 had been raised. A few of the featured projects included an interactive website for Dollars for Scholars; a program initiated by the Island Museum of Art to retain threatened art education classes in the elementary and middle schools; and ongoing support for our local Food Bank.  Fundraising continues for some of these projects.

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