Grays Harbor Community Foundation hires Eric Potts as new Executive Director

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation has announced the hiring of Eric Potts as their new Executive Director.  He is a 1998 graduate of Aberdeen High School and a 2002 graduate of Washington

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Community Foundation awards $128,900 in Discretionary Grants and $40,000 in After School Program Fund Grants

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to be able to invest $128,900 into the community through its third quarter discretionary grants cycle. The Foundation has long been a resource

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation reaches $50 million milestone

As of July 15, 2014, the Grays Harbor Community Foundation has exceeded a threshold of $50 million in assets, through a substantial distribution from the Estate of Ann R. Weatherwax.  This

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation awards $68,779 in Discretionary Grants in 2nd quarter

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to be able to invest $68,779 into the community through its second quarter discretionary grants cycle. The Foundation has been a resource to

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation Announces Scholarships

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation announced the selection of the 2014 Scholarship winners earlier this month.  This year the Community Foundation received 387 applications and awarded

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SERVING GRAYS HARBOR SINCE 1994

While a community foundation can be used to support very specific causes, its core mission is to serve a community as a whole. We strive to make connections between donors

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation takes a step torward addressing Intergenerational Poverty

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to announce that they have officially approved a contract for consulting and data-gathering services with Washington Nonprofits, a state-wide

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation celebrated their 20th Anniversary Friday night, March 28th, at the Aberdeen Museum of History.  The event included a dinner and

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New scholarship from Grays Harbor Community Foundation is biggest ever

Dr. Scott A. Weatherwax Memorial University of Puget Sound Scholarship Established to aid Harbor Students in attending the University of Puget Sound

ABERDEEN, Wash - In the memory of Dr. Scott A. Weatherwax, the Grays Harbor Community Foundation in partnership with the University of Puget Sound has established the Dr. Scott A. Weatherwax Memorial University of Puget Sound Scholarship. This fund has the intent to award an annual $20,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years, for a Grays Harbor student attending University of Puget Sound, starting in 2014.  A preference will be given to students that wish to study science.


“We are pleased to be able to honor Scott’s memory in such a meaningful way.” Said Jim Daly, Executive Director. “In supporting his alma mater, the University of Puget Sound, and providing significant support to a deserving student we believe he would be proud of these efforts.”

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Grays Harbor Community Foundation awards over forty-one thousand in local grants

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to be able to invest $41,672 into the community through its fourth quarter discretionary grants cycle. The Foundation has been a resource to Grays Harbor County non-profits by offering a quarterly discretionary grants cycle, and this quarter, the Foundation awarded 8 grants that totaled $41,672 in discretionary funding. "We were pleased our first cycle of using an online Grants system worked so well" Program Officer Cassie Lentz said, "We have heard positive things from our applicants about the system."

The organizations that were funded through this discretionary grants cycle include: Citizens for Children Fund for Christmas for Kids 2013, Grays Harbor Youth Works for a Student Internship Program, North Beach School District for the Lighthouse Mentoring Project, Children's Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor for Security Upgrades, Ocosta School District for the Parenting STEP Program, 4-H Ocosta Wild Robotocats for Expanding the Robotocats Program, and Hoquiam School District for their "Bridging the Digital and Academic Divide for Low Income Students" program.