Recent Grants

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.

Islands Oil Spill Drill for San Juan’s West Side

29 Aug 2014, written by

The west side of San Juan Island presents some unique challenges for responding to oil spills. Islands Oil Spill Association will hold a drill to specifically address crucial response training and site-specific concerns such as access points, open water booming, and rock bolt attachments.

Islands Oil Spill Training

29 Aug 2014, written by

Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (Hazwoper) training is mandatory for oil spill responders and our island is potentially at risk for such spills. This training provides Islands Oil Spill Association volunteer responders and staff with the required skills to respond to and address the dangers from an oil spill.

A New Supply Trailer

29 Aug 2014, written by

Several of the supply trailers used by the Islands Oil Spill Association to store critical oil spill response gear have been in service for over 20 years and a new trailer is desperately needed for the Roche Harbor site. Supply trailers keep critical equipment ‘at the ready’ and reduce valuable response time to get oil spills contained and cleaned up safely and quickly.

Increasing Capacity & Efficiency

29 Aug 2014, written by

The Whale Museum’s orca adoptions and memberships have increased significantly since the launch of their new website last year and their membership database is stretched to manage this growth. An additional license will allow for greater efficiency and capacity for the organization.

Banner Year for Caring and Giving at the Fair

28 Aug 2014, written by

The Community Foundation was gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2014 San Juan County Fair when over $31,000 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, (more…)

Brickworks support to sustainability

27 Jun 2014, written by

Finishing touches – flatware, dishes, glasses, tables, chairs – for Brickworks are needed to enable the Ag Guild to rent  the building and provide a sustainable source of income.