Recent Grants

FH Elementary School – Primary Intervention Program

20 Aug 2018, written by

The Friday Harbor Elementary School was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for the Primary Intervention Program. The Primary Intervention Program is a one-on-one play classroom that serves Kindergarten to 3rd grade students at FHES who need to work through school adjustment issues, gain social emotional skills and/or overcome trauma.

UW Friday Harbor Labs – Science Outreach Program

20 Aug 2018, written by

The University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs was awarded a grant to support the Science Outreach Program. Funds will be used to purchase a collapsible imagine catcher (allows students to visualize and take photos of stained DNA images) and other equipment used for school Science Outreach programs as well as 1 school-year worth of copying/printing costs for program materials.

Archipelago Collective – 2018 SJI Chamber Music Festival

20 Aug 2018, written by

The Archipelago Collective was awarded a grant to fund the 2018 SJI Chamber Music Festival. They will be organizing an ensemble of nine world-class musicians and providing them the opportunity to delve into their creative process and present music to the community through concerts and school programs. Grant funding will be used to cover housing and transportation costs.

San Juan Island Library – Middle School Book Club

20 Aug 2018, written by

The San Juan Island Library was awarded a grant to fund the Middle School Book Club. Designed for students in 6th-8th grades, the Middle Grade Book Club is held monthly during the school year. Each participant receives a paperback copy of a selected book title, then meets together one Saturday evening for a discussion and to watch the film adaptation of the story. In addition to discussing books, participants learn to be part of a social group with shared goals and interests.

WA Vocational Services – Middle School Dream Builders

20 Aug 2018, written by

WA Vocational Services was awarded a grant  to fund the Middle School Dream Builders program. This program is designed to help young adults with disabilities and their parents to gain independence and transition smoothly into adulthood. Students learn to communicate and understand their own dreams and goals and how to be self-advocates who interact successfully with family, potential employers and their community.

SJI Family Resource Center – Household Critical Needs

20 Aug 2018, written by

The San Juan Island Family Resource Center received a grant to fund the Household Critical Needs Assistance program. Funds will be used to provide local low-income community members with one-time emergency assistance in the form of rental assistance, prescription assistance and help with ferry tickets for critical off-island travel.

SJI Community Theatre – Facilities and Up Close Projects

20 Aug 2018, written by

The San Juan Island Community Theatre was awarded a grant for facilities improvements and the Up Close project.  This includes HVAC and kitchen updates for facilities. The Up Close project pairs local artists with elders in the community. The artists gather stories and engage their elder-partners directly in the creation of original creative work. Funding is for the performances that will take place at the Theatre September 13-16, 2018.

Friends of Lime Kiln (FOLKS) – Updated Multimedia Display

20 Aug 2018, written by

Friends of Lime Kiln (FOLKS) received a grant to build and updated multimedia display for their interpretive center. This project will update educational displays with modern media and accurate, compelling content to support the most visited destination on San Juan Island.

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood – Friday Harbor Center

20 Aug 2018, written by

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood received a grant to fund advertising and to purchase equipment for the Friday Harbor Center. This funding would support a desktop computer station, portable heater for the client reception area, compact refrigerator, office chairs and monthly online and print ads in the Journal to more effectively reach and serve local clients.

Wolf Hollow – Upgrade Diagnostic Imaging System

19 Aug 2018, written by

Wolf Hollow was awarded a grant to help fund an upgrade to its diagnostic imaging system. This upgrade to a digital system will vastly improve the quality of images for quickly diagnosing illness and injury to wildlife while eliminating harmful chemicals, which pose a risk to staff and the environment.