The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to invest $215,000 into our local schools through our Education Grants and After School Grant Programs.

The Education Grants program was designed specifically for districts to prioritize top needs that will provide the most district-wide impact. This program was created by the Foundation in order to help streamline funding requests for districts. This year, the Foundation awarded nearly $150,000 in Education Grants.

The districts that were funded through our Education Grants program include:

Aberdeen School District– Multi-Tiered System of Support Continuation
Elma School District– After School Programs and PBIS Support
Grays Harbor College– Work Study Program
Harbor High School– COPE Connections
Hoquiam School District– 2019 Bookmobile
Lake Quinault School District– Arts Alive 3!
Montesano School District– Elementary Technology Project and Missoula Children’s Theater
North Beach School District– Technology for the Classroom
Oakville School District- Camp Invention STEM Program
Ocosta School District– Technology for the Classroom
Taholah School District– Credit Recovery Program
Twin Harbor Skill Center – Medical Assistant Program
Wishkah School District– Educational Field Trips

In addition to our Annual Education Grant opportunities, the Foundation also provided over $70,000 to several after school programs through our After-School Program Fund. The After-School Program Fund was formed 12 years ago to provide an extra boost to existing programs throughout Grays Harbor.

The schools that were funded through our After School Program Fund include:

Hoquiam School District
Harbor After School
Montesano Community Outreach
Oakville School District
Ocosta School District
Wishkah School District

Senior Program Officer, Jessica Hoover commented: “Investing in education in Grays Harbor is one of our top giving priorities. We are passionate about funding opportunities that allow our students to have access to high quality education. Through our granting opportunities designed specifically for school districts as well as our focus on the importance of expanding preschool opportunities in Grays Harbor, we feel confident that we support our districts and students throughout their educational careers in Grays Harbor.”

You may find out more about our grants program by checking the Foundation website at or contacting our office at 360-532-1600 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Our next Community Building Grants deadline is September 1st at 5PM.