Grays Harbor Community Foundation Awards Over $273,000 in Grants

Grays Harbor Community Foundation
The 7th Street Theater Foundation was the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation in 2016. Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor Community Foundation

Submitted by Grays Harbor Community Foundation

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to invest over $273,000 into our community through our Community Building Grants program.  The projects awarded this cycle range from property renovations to emergency shelters.  We were able to partner with the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound to leverage our funds to add an additional $27,000 to support South Beach area projects. Together, we awarded $300,000 to organizations throughout Grays Harbor County this cycle.

The organizations that were funded through our September Community Building Grants program are:

  • The American Legion Post 5 Aberdeen – Roof Renovation
  • The Chehalis Valley Historical Museum – Roof Replacement
  • Child Care Action Council – Strengthening Family Services Programming
  • City of Westport – City Park Playground Equipment Replacement
  • Chaplains on the Harbor– Cold Weather Shelter
  • Lake Quinault School District – Outdoor Education School Program
  • Friends of the Library of Ocean Shores – Computer Work Stations for Ocean Shores Public Library
  • Gravity Grays Harbor – Project Hope Grant
  • Grays Harbor College Foundation –  Student Success Grant
  • Ocean Shores Elementary Partners in Education – New Playground Equipment
  • Olympic Area Agency on Aging – Grays Harbor Senior Emergency Fund
  • Summit Pacific Medical Center – Community Fitness and Family Activity Park Completion
  • Shiloh Bible Camp – Heat Pump
  • The Bridge Music Project – Songwriting Workshops for At-Risk Youth
  • Washington State University Foundation – Grays Harbor County Diabetes Prevention Program
  • YMCA of Grays Harbor – Camp Bishop – Dining Hall Renovation

Grants Committee member Michelle Morrison commented “As the Foundation continues to grow, we are able to address community needs at a higher level than ever before. Our work is a direct reflection of the great work being done by the nonprofits in our community as well as our donors who are passionate about making a difference. The Foundation is fortunate to be able to connect our donors with their local passions and equally as fortunate to have local organizations dedicated to caring for our community.”

You may find out more about our grants program by checking the Foundation website at or by contacting Jessica Hoover, Senior Program Officer, at or 360-532-1600. Our next Community Building Grants deadline is February 1 at 5:00 p.m. We are also offering our next Small Grants Cycle with a deadline of November 1 at 5:00 p.m.

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