Madrona Institute Awards Stewardship Grants
The Madrona Institute has awarded $22,500 in grants to local nonprofit organizations in its first year of grant making based on revenues received from sales of the San Juan Islands Special License Plate.
This year’s grantees include:
- San Juan Islands Conservation District for their San Juan Islands Youth Conservation Corps ($6,000),
- Friends of the San Juans for their Youth Environmental Mentoring Program ($5,000)
- Alchemy Art Center for their Young Environmentalists Art Intensive & Exhibit Program ($5,000)
- Coast Salish Youth Stewardship Corps operated by The Madrona Institute ($4,000)
- Indigenous Education Institute for their Indigenous Speaker Series – A Sense of Place in the Pacific Northwest: Indigenous Perspectives on Land, Water, and Sky ($2,500).
Awards are made on an annual basis for local projects and programs that support the conservation and stewardship of agricultural, cultural, historic, and natural resources in the islands, with emphasis on youth engagement. It is expected that grant making will increase each year as plate sales increase across the county, region, and state.