The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to invest over $206,000 in our local schools through their Annual Education Grants and After School Grant Programs. The Annual Education Grants program was designed specifically for districts to prioritize tops needs that will provide the most district-wide impact. This program was created last year by the Foundation in order to help streamline funding requests for districts.

The districts that were funded through the Annual Education Grants program include:

Aberdeen School District– Multi-Tiered System of Support for Social-Emotional Learning, Behavior and Academics

Elma School District
–  After School Program

Grays Harbor College– Wide Belt Sander

Harbor High School- COPE Connections

Lake Quinault School District– Fine Arts Program

McCleary School District– Summer School Program

Montesano School District– Chromebooks to Engage Students Through Technology

North Beach School District
– STEAM Summer Youth Program

St. Mary School- Kitchen Upgrades

Twin Harbor Skill Center – Medical Assistant Program

In addition to their Annual Education Grant opportunities, the Foundation also provided over $70,000 to several after-school programs through their After-School Program Fund. The After-School Program Fund was formed 11 years ago to provide an extra boost to existing programs throughout Grays Harbor.

The schools that were funded include:

Aberdeen High School

Central Park Elementary School

Harbor After School

Montesano Community Outreach

Oakville School District

Program Officer, Jessica Hoover commented: “This grant cycle was a lot of fun for us because we were able to let the districts prioritize projects based on their highest needs. The goal was for every district who applied to receive funding based on their organizational budgets. There were so many great projects that were proposed and we were happy to see most of the districts throughout Grays Harbor take advantage of this funding opportunity.”

You may find out more about their grants program by checking the Foundation website or contacting the office at (360) 532-1600 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Their next Community Building Grants deadline is September 5th at 5PM.