News & Events

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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Replacement Boat for the FHHS Sailing Team

01 Jun 2015, written by

Due to changes by the NW Interscholastic Sailing Association, the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation is seeking to replace their current sailing fleet of Vanguard 15s with Flying Juniors (FJs) dinghies. These new boats will provide the San Juan Island high school sailing team with the opportunity to competitively practice their sailing skills. In addition, […]

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Our Common Bond – PIMC Cancer Care Support Group

12 Feb 2015, written by

The Peace Island Medical Center Cancer Care Center has received funding to launch a support group for cancer patients and survivors on San Juan Island. The “Our Common Bond” program addresses the needs of cancer patients and survivors, giving them the opportunity to gather in a supportive and caring environment over shared meals. It is […]

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Friday Harbor Film Festival Launches Film Society

12 Feb 2015, written by

Launched in 2013, the Friday Harbor Film Festival has presented both island residents and tourists with documentary films that entertain, enlighten, and inspire. This year, the Friday Harbor Film Festival will be establishing the FHFF Film Society, a membership-based program to enable self-sustainability of the annual festival and its programs into the future. This grant […]

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