Community Foundation Raises $31,000 at the County Fair!
The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2017 San Juan County Fair when over $31,000 was donated to nine different projects featured in the matching program. This amount was raised in just the four days of the Fair!
The Foundation, in turn, will match those donations 50 cents on every dollar raised until each project goal is met, thereby allowing over $46,000 to be granted to the following projects:
- Animal Protection Society’s New Shelter Medical Supplies
- SJICF Women’s Fund Membership Drive
- Family Resource Center’s Our Island Neighbors
- Friday Harbor Athletic Association’s Let’s Finish the Ballfields
- Hospice of San Juan’s Help Sustain Hospice
- PADs for Parkinson’s Expanding PADs Training
- Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center’s Raptor Habitat & Food Storage
- Island Stage Left’s Housing for the Stars
- SJICF’s Voc-Tech Education Scholarships
At the conclusion of the 2017 San Juan County Fair, eleven-year-old, Moose Kinsey from Orcas Island, reached into the glass jar that held names of all 120 contributors at the Community Foundation’s booth – and drew out the name of Travis Ayers. That gave Travis the opportunity to select the nonprofit beneficiary of a bonus $1,000 from the Foundation. He chose the Friday Harbor Athletic Association’s Let’s Finish the Ballfields Project to be the lucky recipient.
The Community Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to all who made this annual event so enjoyable – and so successful. Thank you!
The San Juan Island Community Foundation serves as a non-profit philanthropic umbrella organization helping donors, non-profits and public organizations to achieve their goals through direct grants, organizational assistance and philanthropic resource management. For further information about the Community Foundation, call 378-1001, write to PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or, visit the office located at 640 Mullis St., Suite 104, Friday Harbor, WA.