Recent Grants

SJ Preservation Trust – “Book of Birds”

27 Jun 2016, written by

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.

SJI Family Resource Center – Island Neighbors

27 Jun 2016, written by

The San Juan Island Family Resource Center was awarded a grant for a new project called Island Neighbors. Its purpose is to provide much needed support to older and physically challenged adult neighbors to keep them active and well within their own homes and community. This program will provide an array of helpful services to be delivered by a cadre of volunteer community members.

SJI Family Resource Center – Emergency Rental Assistance

27 Jun 2016, written by

The San Juan Island Family Resource Center was awarded a grant to provide one-time emergency rental assistance to local households at risk of eviction due to non-payment of rent. The funds will be used specifically to help families and/or individuals who live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

SJI Library – Digital Projector and equipment

27 Jun 2016, written by

The San Juan Island Library was awarded a grant to purchase a laptop, digital projector, portable screen, speaker, camera, cables, adaptors, and jacks that will be available to loan to resident Library card holders.

SJ Nature Institute- Science at Camp Eagle Rock

16 Feb 2016, written by

The San Juan Nature Institute was awarded a grant to provide funding for science activities for K-1st graders during Island Rec’s Summer Program, Camp Eagle Rock. Science activities are provided to two groups, one day a week for ten weeks. Areas of study include salmon, marine invertebrates, solar power, island watersheds, soils, botany, and PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids).

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 Service and Northwest Maritime Center. After initial startup costs, Spring Street expects this to be an ongoing and self-sustaining program

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.

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 live event and participated in community conversations.

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.

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.