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Spring 2012 grant round benefits 17 organizations (August, 2012)

April 22, 2016

(August 2012 Archive)

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound awarded $80,600 in grants from its unrestricted funds to 17 nonprofit organizations during its Spring 2012 grant round.

The variety of grantees demonstrates the fact that The Community Foundation funds a wide range of causes within its three-county service area—Thurston, Mason and Lewis.  The awardees and their respective projects are:

A Gift for Special Children, (Mason County), $1,500 to support the needs of families with special needs children.

Capital Clubhouse (Thurston and Mason County), $3,000.00 to serve adults in recovery with laundry and shower vouchers available through the agency’s community outreach program.  This is part of Capital Clubhouse’s holistic approach to client recovery.

Centro Integral Educative Latino de Olympia, CIELO, (Thurston County), $4,000 to fund the summer 2012 literacy program in Olympia.  CIELO offers essential literacy instruction to enhance self-sufficiency for non-English speaking residents.

Family Support Center, (Thurston and Mason), $7,500 to expand child care options for low-income, at-risk children whose families are in crisis.

Faith in Action West Sound, (Mason County), $5,000 to provide assistance for low-income seniors in need of basics such as heat, water, electricity and food.

Hands On Children’s Museum, (all counties), $10,000 to support  a community classroom that will inspire lifelong love of learning among the more than 200,000 children and families in the Puget Sound region each year.

Harmony Hill Retreat Center, (all counties), $2,500 to be used to support the 2012 cancer program providing guests with opportunities for renewal, reflection and inspiration as they journey toward personal wellness while facing the challenges of cancer.

Intercommunity Mercy Housing, (Thurston County), $5,000 to provide support services for approximately 180 low-income and homeless families at the Evergreen Vista Apartments in Olympia.

Interfaith Works, (Thurston County), $5,000 to provide centralized case management to coordinate “rapid rehousing” for an estimated 150 single, homeless adults.

Nisqually Land Trust, (Thurston County), $3,000 to increase the capacity of their volunteer-stewardship program which engages 250 people annually in hands-on conservation and planting.

Parent to Parent, (Thurston County), $2,000 to help the agency increase their program of social outings offered to families with children with special needs and adults with disabilities.

Safe Kids Thurston County, (Thurston County), $2,500 to fund car seats and bike helmets for low-income parents in order to reduce accidental injuries to young children.

Thurston County Food Bank (Thurston County), $ 10,000 to support the summer school meal program that attempts to bridge the gap for kids dependent on free and reduced lunch programs during the regular school year.

Washington Center for the Performing Arts, (all counties), $5,000 to provide operating support for both the Washington Center and the Minnaert Center during a financially challenging time.

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, (Thurston, Lewis and Mason), $2,100 to provide three scholarships (one per county) to attend the National Preservation Conference to be held in Spokane in October, 2012.

YWCA of Olympia, (Thurston County), $13,000 to provide services at “The Other Bank” which supplies low-income families, youth and seniors with personal hygiene and household cleaning supplies.  Funds will also support scholarships for seven girls to attend the “Technically Speaking” summer camp educational experience focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

April 22, 2016

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