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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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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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. 

Grays Harbor Community Foundation selected as partner in “Building Community Philanthropy” Initiative

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation has announced they have been named a partner of the “Building Community Philanthropy” Initiative by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Building Community Philanthropy is a statewide initiative where 19 communities, most spearheaded by Community Foundations, United Ways or a partnership of both, have been chosen to participate in a learning collaboration and engage their communities to address intergenerational poverty, strengthen nonprofit networks, and expand community philanthropy’s role in building strong communities.

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation was invited to write a proposal on how they could impact the cycle of intergenerational poverty in their community over a four-year period. They were asked to consider supporting Pacific County with this project and the Board of Directors agreed to do so in an administrative capacity.

“Over the next four years the Grays Harbor Community Foundation will begin efforts to engage the community and organizations from all sectors to pose questions, offer ideas, and talk about the assets and opportunities in our area in an attempt to address intergenerational poverty in a way that is meaningful,” said Jim Daly, Executive Director of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation. He continued: “Last week GHCF Board and Staff Members participated in a learning community convening and are looking forward to continued access to our colleagues and their work on this same issue so that we might best serve our community.”

Grays Harbor Community Foundation now offers online grant applications

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Grays Harbor Community Foundation has announced they are officially accepting applications for their Discretionary Grants program online, beginning with the fourth quarter cycle which has a deadline of October 1st, 2013.


“We are excited to announce our continued partnership with Bromelkamp Company, LLC with the investment in their eGrant product to receive and review applications online and move towards becoming paperless,” Program Officer Cassie Lentz said.


The application itself has had few revisions, applicants will just now be able to fill it out and upload necessary supporting documents digitally. The Grants Application is up and running and the Scholarship Application will be available online soon, with the target date being the opening of the Scholarship season in October.