Unpaid caregivers are individuals who care for a family member or friend, often 24/7, due to a health condition, disability or age-related need. The Mullis Senior Center was awarded a grant to continue to offer a facilitated, support and resource group for unpaid caregivers. This program has previously been funded by the Foundation and, with the award of this recent grant, can successfully continue for at least two more years.
The San Juan Island School District was awarded a grant to support the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrival (DACA) & Deferred Action of Parents of Americans (DAPA) Update. The district hosted a program at the San Juan Community Theatre to inform community members about the Supreme Court’s decision regarding President Obama’s executive orders protecting non-criminal undocumented immigrants from deportation. Attendees learned the decision of the Supreme Court and how it would impact their family and community.
The WA Vocational Services was awarded a grant to support Dream Builders 7th & 8th Grade. This program; originally designed to help young adults with disabilities, and their parents, gain independence and transition smoothly into adulthood; has been expanded to younger teenagers to help them transition smoothly into high school. Students learn how to communicate and understand their own dreams and goals.
Spring Street International School was awarded a grant to support the professional production of marketing materials for their capital campaign to add a new studio building to the campus.
The Friday Harbor Film Festival was awarded a grant for projection equipment that provides for a quality film viewing experience. Funding this project benefits over 5,000 film showings at the Friday Harbor Film Festival each November.
The Islands Oil Spill Association was awarded a grant to assist with the costs of replacing a 29-year-old motor for one of the primary spill response vessels, which is stationed at the Port of Friday Harbor. This vessel is designated to be one of the two primary boats prepared to meet the state’s required 2 & 3 hour response time-frame for San Juan County.
The University of Washington Foundation was awarded a grant in partnership with the Friday Harbor Labs for the following three items: 30 loupes for a 1st grade Scientific Inquiry/Investigation Loupe Project called EYE SPY-Magnify Your World 5Xs, 18 youth and 3 adult lifejackets for a 3rd grade Diver for a Day Project and 5th grade Friday Harbor Marina Water Quality Monitoring Project and one-year of Xeroxing cost for the entire Science Outreach Program.
The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition was awarded a grant to provide a four day motivational interviewing training for providers of the newly launched SafeCare family support and educational program as well as to other professionals working in the physical and behavioral health fields. 20-30 individuals will receive this training between July and October 2016.
The San Juan Preservation Trust was awarded a grant, in partnership with Spring Street International School, for print production of 1,000 books featuring SSIS student drawings of birds found in the San Juan Islands. Sale proceeds will help support the Mount Grant fundraising campaign.