Giving Priorities

Establish Quality Education and Learning Opportunities for all ages

Involve families and communities in student achievement and aspirations by supporting:

  • Programs that fully integrate on-site services of school districts and nonprofit organizations
  • Tutoring and mentoring programs
  • Learning efforts designed to reduce the preparation gap
  • Dropout prevention at critical transition points and reconnect dropouts to school and employment via alternative education programs
  • Efforts to involve parents and families in schools/education

Foster a Strong and Connected Community by supporting:

  • Efforts to promote and enhance positive self-worth within the community

Teach skills for success in life, college, vocational training and career by supporting:

  • Programs that provide high quality career and technical education and training
  • Efforts that teach students financial literacy
  • Support systems for first-generation or returning, low-income college students
  • Programs that promote literacy

Promote Health and Wellness

Promote Healthy Lifestyles by supporting

  • Programs focused on addressing health disparities or disproportionately affected populations
  • Programs that seek to reduce and/or prevent teen pregnancy, Tobacco use, Drugs and Alcohol, child abuse and/or Domestic Violence
  • Treatment programs for substance abuse and mental illness
  • Services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse
  • Organizations and projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles

Provide Broad Access to Arts, Culture and History

Broaden community engagement and access through support for:

  • Programs that encourage participation in the arts through schools and the broader community
  • Programs to connect people to the historical culture of Grays Harbor
  • Efforts to preserve community landmarks

Help Meet the Basic Needs of Residents

Increase access to nutritious food and clean clothing by supporting:

  • Collaboration among food programs in order to better respond to hunger needs
  • The infrastructure needs of food banks who consistently offer nutritious food and access to clean clothing
  • Free, culturally appropriate meal programs for children year-round

Help to Prevent Homelessness by supporting:

  • Efforts to transition people from homelessness by offering support services such as counseling, childcare and job training
  • Organizational efforts to prevent homelessness
  • Nonprofits working to keep housing affordable