The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to be able to invest $41,672 into the community through its fourth quarter discretionary grants cycle. The Foundation has been a resource to Grays Harbor County non-profits by offering a quarterly discretionary grants cycle, and this quarter, the Foundation awarded 8 grants that totaled $41,672 in discretionary funding. “We were pleased our first cycle of using an online Grants system worked so well” Program Officer Cassie Lentz said, “We have heard positive things from our applicants about the system.”
The organizations that were funded through this discretionary grants cycle include: Citizens for Children Fund for Christmas for Kids 2013, Grays Harbor Youth Works for a Student Internship Program, North Beach School District for the Lighthouse Mentoring Project, Children’s Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor for Security Upgrades, Ocosta School District for the Parenting STEP Program, 4-H Ocosta Wild Robotocats for Expanding the Robotocats Program, and Hoquiam School District for their “Bridging the Digital and Academic Divide for Low Income Students” program.
Dr. Dave Westby, chair of the Grants Committee noted the wide-array of causes the applications represented. “There are many areas of need in our community. We learn about many of the great programs that are targeting those needs through our Grants Program. I always learn something I didn’t know about our area when I review these requests and that is a positive thing”
Grays Harbor Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission “to improve the quality of life in the communities throughout Grays Harbor County.” This is accomplished through many projects and processes that work through or in support of other non-profit organizations, including a quarterly discretionary grants cycle with applications accepted on the first business day of January, April, July and October.