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Grays Harbor Community Foundation Launches Small Grants Program

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation (GHCF) operates a highly impactful Community Building Grants program twice annually. These opportunities are targeted towards organizations looking to address larger scale projects in our community. However, to truly be responsive and meet the needs of our community, the GHCF has implemented a Small Grants Program. This program targets organizations […]

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation awards over $700,000 in scholarships

Thanks to our kind and generous donors, this year the Grays Harbor Community Foundation awarded over $700,000 to students throughout Grays Harbor County for their post-secondary education. Students are able to attend any school or program of their choice and all scholarships are renewable at variable amounts for an additional three years. Rich Vroman, Chairman […]

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy in South Beach

Arnold and Marianna Perttula, lifetime Grays Harbor residents, recently gifted the Foundation a significant donation to support Ocosta High School graduates. Before their passing, the Perttula’s  designated in their will that their estate be given to the Grays Harbor Community Foundation to support Ocosta High School graduates achieve their post-secondary education. In 1955, Arnold and […]

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation Announces New Grant Structure

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation addresses community needs by supporting nonprofit organizations throughout Grays Harbor County. The Foundation recognizes that the needs of our community are many. We support organizations in arts and culture, education, health and human services. Grant applications from all nonprofit organizations that meet our priorities and that are serving local residents […]

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Great Beginnings in Grays Harbor

Last year, the Foundation decided to make a big investment in the future of Grays Harbor – our children. With a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as a significant investment of our own funds, we sought out community partnerships with our local Health Department, YMCA, school districts, the Early Learning Coalition, Grays Harbor […]

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarships

This year the Grays Harbor Community Foundation had a record number 450 students apply for scholarships. We awarded $639,000 to students throughout Grays Harbor County for their post-secondary education. Rich Vroman, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee said, “This year we saw students from all communities throughout Grays Harbor apply for scholarships. It is deeply gratifying […]

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