Recent Grants

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 provides funding for the direct mailing portion of the Film Society program.

Friday Harbor Household Essentials Program

12 Feb 2015, written by

The San Juan Island Family Resource Center has received funding for a pilot project that will provide household cleaning and personal hygiene supplies for 50 vetted low-income families with young children. This new program will also serve as an information gateway to assess the family needs for other services such as free/low cost health insurance, parenting support, and transportation assistance that are provided by the SJI Family Resource Center.

Dream Builders – A Program for Special Needs Students

05 Jan 2015, written by

WA Vocational Services has been providing workforce development services in Washington State since 1976. Dream Builders will offer transition services and career education for Friday Harbor Middle School special needs students and their parents. Students will learn to communicate and understand their own needs and goals, as well as those of others. Parents will also gain support as their child navigates to adulthood.

Prescription Assistance Support

05 Jan 2015, written by

This grant supports a San Juan Island Family Resource Center program to provide emergency funding for prescription medications for uninsured and low-income residents. At the time of assistance, clients are also helped to enroll in low-cost or discount prescription plan for their needed medication, when available.

Emergency Rental Assistance Support

05 Jan 2015, written by

This program, administered by the SJI Family Resource Center, provides low-income island residents with a one-time emergency rental assistance in situations of homelessness or potential eviction. This program receives annual funding from the SJC Housing Bank. In 2015, funds available from the Housing Bank will be diminished by $4,000. This grant will help alleviate that shortfall.

Marine Science Education at Friday Harbor Labs

05 Jan 2015, written by

The UW Friday Harbor Labs has developed a set of hands-on projects specifically designed to complement and enhance the current science, technology, and math curriculum at local schools. This grant provides funding for the support of two marine science education programs for high school students, and one program for fourth graders.

Every 15 Minutes – A Nationally Recognized Program

05 Jan 2015, written by

The San Juan Island EMT Association has received funding for a program to conduct a real-life enactment of a DUI (driving under the influence) motor vehicle accident and involve all high school juniors and seniors. This exercise, patterned after the nationally recognized “Every 15 Minutes” program, challenges the students to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility to make mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, and others in the community. This program is presented every three years to ensure all Friday Harbor High School students participate in such a valuable experience.

Hospice of SJ Increases Training Opportunities

05 Jan 2015, written by

Hospice of San Juan has received funding for monthly education programs about self-care and the care of people with life-limiting illness. The yearlong training is open to hospice volunteers and the at-large community. Hospice leaders believe that ongoing training and education has a positive impact on end-of-life experience and use of the health care system and will best serve this community.

Women’s Fund 2014 Grants Total $25,000

11 Dec 2014, written by

Wow!! What a year for the Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund! This group of over 95 women in our community pool their resources and in 2014 through active grant making, have supported the following community programs with grants totaling $25,000: (more…)

Adult English Language Learning & Children’s Enrichment Program

29 Aug 2014, written by

The San Juan Island Library provides English Language Learning to help students learn to speak, read, and write English as well as meet each student’s individual goals – such as U.S. citizenship, a driver’s license, or a better job. During classes, the Library provides children’s enrichment programs to help children with reading and homework so that their parents are free to focus on English. This grant provides books, interactive materials, and other supplies to support this program.