The Grays Harbor Community Foundation will award $93,684 to local organizations during its first quarter discretionary grants cycle. The foundation will award a total of seven grants to non-profits all over the county.
“We were pleased to receive a wide variety of requests from all areas of the county” said Program Officer Cassie Lentz. “Outreach is a priority to us to make sure the funding is distributed as equally as possible.”
The organizations that were funded through this discretionary grants cycle include: Aberdeen Little League for a new roof for the Bishop Batting Cage at Pioneer Park, the City of Hoquiam for the Levee Street Boat Launch, Community Arts Create for the rhapsody folk and blues residency, Grays Harbor County Court Appointed Special Advocates for volunteer retention, Lake Quinault School District for a batting cage and homework room, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital for their Tree House program, and NAMI Washington Coast for mental health first aid training for youth and adults.
Dr. Dave Westby, chairman of the grants committee, said he’s pleased that the foundation will be funding some lesser-known projects this quarter.
“There are some areas of our community that are particularly isolated that really benefit from a funding source like us. There are also some programs that are a little under the radar but doing amazing things, we are pleased to be able to support applications for programs that are really making a difference.”
Applications for quarterly discretionary grants are accepted on the first business day of January, April, July and October.