SJICF to Repeat Virtual County Fair Matching Grant Program

Posted August 12, 2021 at 5:53 am by

In 2020, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion quick­ly adapt­ed to a “vir­tu­al” San Juan Coun­ty Fair by tak­ing their pop­u­lar annu­al match­ing grant event online. Near­ly $140k was donat­ed by hun­dreds of gen­er­ous com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers dur­ing the 4 days of the fair. After match­ing grants by SJICF were added, more than $170k was grant­ed out to 30 non­prof­its dur­ing this wild­ly suc­cess­ful program!

This year, SJICF is rolling out a brand-new cat­a­log of pro­grams begin­ning at 12:01am on August 18th and clos­ing at mid­night on August 22nd. Anoth­er batch of projects will be fea­tured, includ­ing some local orga­ni­za­tions par­tic­i­pat­ing in last year’s event and sev­er­al new ones.

SJICF will match the first $1,000 raise for each project and will fea­ture bonus games on their Face­book page each day to help par­tic­i­pat­ing non­prof­its receive $500 in addi­tion­al grants. The 2021 fea­tured non­prof­its are:

  • Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Harbor
  • Canoe Island French Camp
  • Com­pass Health
  • Friends of Lime Kiln Society
  • Island Rides
  • Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Center
  • Lead­er­ship San Juan Islands
  • Bak­er Planned Parenthood
  • Mullis Com­mu­ni­ty Senior Center
  • On Sacred Ground
  • PADs for Parkinson’s
  • Safe San Juans
  • San Juan Islands Agri­cul­tur­al Guild
  • San Juan Cen­ter Head Start
  • San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust
  • San Juan His­tor­i­cal Society
  • San Juan Island Library
  • San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Theatre
  • San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art
  • San Juan Island Sail­ing Foundation
  • SJICF Gen­er­al Schol­ar­ship Fund
  • SJICF Healthy Com­mu­ni­ty Grant Fund
  • SJICF Oper­at­ing Fund
  • Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School
  • Sorop­ti­mist of Fri­day Harbor
  • Unit­ed Way of San Juan County
  • Wolf Hol­low Wildlife Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Center
  • Women’s Fund of SJICF

Car­rie Unping­co, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of SJICF com­ment­ed “Last year, the com­mu­ni­ty didn’t hes­i­tate to jump in to help non­prof­its con­tin­ue their essen­tial ser­vices dur­ing the pan­dem­ic. It was a chal­leng­ing year for every­one and con­tin­ues to be for many orga­ni­za­tions keep­ing up with the demand for exist­ing, new, or adjust­ed pro­grams. We were so inspired by the gen­eros­i­ty and com­mu­ni­ty spir­it shown dur­ing last year’s match­ing grant event, and we hope this year’s will be just as suc­cess­ful. Every gift tru­ly makes a dif­fer­ence – from $5 to $500! It’s also a great way to get the whole fam­i­ly involved in phil­an­thropic giving.”

Don’t for­get to vis­it begin­ning 8/18 to sup­port your favorite organizations! 

Estab­lished in 1994, SJICF is cel­e­brat­ing more than 25 years of suc­cess in grant­i­ng funds to local non­prof­its and pro­vid­ing schol­ar­ships to local stu­dents through the gen­eros­i­ty of donors who wish to improve the qual­i­ty of life on San Juan Island. SJICF’s mis­sion is the help the San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty thrive through inspired and informed gen­eros­i­ty and the Foundation’s trust­ed stew­ard­ship. To learn more, vis­it

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