Grays Harbor Community Foundation invests $228,150 back into our community through Community Building Grants Program

Grays Harbor Community Foundation invests $228,150 back into our community through Community Building Grants Program

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to invest $228,150 into the community through our second cycle Community Building Grants program. This cycle marks the most applicants ever received during a single grant cycle with twenty-nine applications.

The organizations that were funded through our September Community Building Grants Program include:

  • 7th Street Theatre – roof and wall repair
  • Aberdeen Lions Club – Bicycles from Heaven
  • Aberdeen Municipal Court – Aberdeen Community Court
  • Beyond Survival – Thrive Housing Community
  • Central Park Elementary – Pioneer Farms field trip
  • Chaplains on the Harbor – Westport Emergency Shelter
  • Child Care Action Council – Early Learning & Literacy Program
  • City of Hoquiam – Hoquiam Farmers Market roof repair
  • Community Youth Services – Supplemental Education Transition Planning Program (SETup)
  • Driftwood Players – repair leaking porthole windows
  • Family Promise of Grays Harbor – transition homeless children and their families’ into stable housing
  • Friends of Olympic Stadium – Olympic Stadium Renovation Project
  • GHOST: GH Opportunities for Successful Transitions – Pathways to Opportunity
  • Gravity Grays Harbor – Project Hope
  • Grays Harbor CASA – Breaking Barriers for Birth Parents
  • Grays Harbor College Foundation – Student Success 2017-2018
  • Grays Harbor Youth Works – Career Pathway Program
  • Olympic Area Agency on Aging – Grays Harbor Senior Emergency Fund
  • Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services – Grays Harbor Legal Advice Clinics
  • Westport South Beach Historical Society – Grays Harbor Lighthouse Restoration Phase 2

Executive Director, Eric Potts commented: “The Foundation is proud to partner with so many great organizations providing important services to our community. During this grant cycle we were able to award funding to organizations that cover a broad range of services from providing quality early learning and literacy programs to our youngest residents to caring for our seniors. It is a privilege for the Foundation to connect our donors to causes they are a passionate about and that make a difference in our community.”

You may find out more by checking the Foundation website at or you may contact the Foundation staff at 532-1600 or by e-mail at Our next Community Building Grants deadline is February 1st at 5PM.  We have also implemented a Small Grants Program with the next deadline on November 1st at 5 PM.