News & Events

SSIS – Summer Marine Science Program

22 Jan 2016, written by

Spring Street International School was awarded a grant to fund startup costs for a Summer Marine Science Program.  This program will be an immersive 8-week long summer program devoted to marine sciences and maritime ecology pursued in conjunction with scientists and educators affiliated with the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs, SeaDoc Society, National Parks […]

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SJI EMT Association – Wilderness Training

22 Jan 2016, written by

The EMT Association was awarded a grant which will be used for Wilderness Training. This training provides local EMT with supplemental skills to handle medical situations in more remote island areas. This will positively affect outcomes for community members in need of EMS services.

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Leadership San Juan Islands Expanded Access to TedX

09 Oct 2015, written by

Leadership San Juan Islands was awarded a grant to broadcast the TEDx San Juan Island speaker presentation to a broader community audience through an internet simulcast. The videographer and live streaming allowed greater access to the speaker presentations. An additional 150 people who might not have otherwise have had an opportunity to attend, watched the […]

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Mullis Senior Center-Unpaid Caregiver Support

09 Oct 2015, written by

The Mullis Senior Center was awarded a grant which will be used to bridge funding sources for the Unpaid Caregiver Support program which enables the continued support for unpaid caregivers. This program provides support with a group facilitator, education materials and on-site respite caregivers for those attending the support group.

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SJI Family Resources-Discount Ferry Program

09 Oct 2015, written by

San Juan Island Family Resources has been awarded a $1,000 grant to provide ferry tickets to low-income individuals and families for one time or short-term critical ferry transportation needs.

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Intro to Watersheds, San Juan Nature Institute

30 Sep 2015, written by

San Juan Nature Institute was awarded a grant of $4,800 for their Introduction to Watersheds program. This SJNI program will develop a strong sense of responsibility and stewardship for kids in Grades 1-6 through thematic lessons about watersheds, soil and water conservation. This project is a part of the San Juan Island school program “Partners […]

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2015 Community Needs Task Force Report

21 Aug 2015, written by

Through the recent efforts of hundreds of islanders and Foundation staff and Board members, current community needs in several categories were identified, discussed, and prioritized. The results and potential solutions are available for your review. Click the title to the left or the photo above to read the report.

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$46,000 Raised at the County Fair for Nonprofit Projects

21 Aug 2015, written by

The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2015 San Juan County Fair when over $32,000 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 […]

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SJICF Awards $189,500 in College Scholarships for 2015-16

11 Jun 2015, written by

Sixteen graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2015 were awarded scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

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Wilderness First Aid Training for SJI Conservation Corps

01 Jun 2015, written by

The Madrona Institute has received funding to provide Wilderness First Aid training offered through the local San Juan Island EMS to the SJI Conservation Corps high school crew and its team leaders. Local youth crews work on local lands for two months over the summer learning environmental stewardship, leadership and job skills. Certification in WFA […]

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