The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to invest $342,000.00 into our community through our Community Building Grants program. This is our biggest grant cycle to date with twenty organizations awarded. The projects range from helping families transition into permanent housing, to repairs on local historical buildings, as well as a high school sports complex.

This cycle we also partnered with The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound to leverage funding for South Beach area nonprofits. They hold a fund that was created in honor of Neddie Farrington many years ago in honor of her legacy in the South Beach area.

The organizations that were funded through our 2019 Second Cycle Community Building Grants program include:

Chaplains on the Harbor – Emergency Shelter
Child Care Action Council – Strengthening Family, Friends & Neighbors Programming
Family Promise of Grays Harbor – Operations
Gravity – Gravity Project Hope Grant
Grays Harbor College Foundation – 2019-2020 Student Success Grant to Assist with Childcare
Grays Harbor Youth Works – Community Building Project
Hands on Children’s Museum – Sponsored Field Trips, School-Based Programming & Support for Grays Harbor Students & Teachers
Hoquiam Elks Lodge – Lodge Room Floor Refinishing and Carpet Replacement
Hoquiam School District – Grizzly Sports Complex
Morningside – General Operating Support
Nonprofit Leaders Conference for Coastal & SW WA – 2020 and 2021 Nonprofit Leaders Conference support
Oakville School District – Elementary Playground
Olympic Area Agency on Aging – Grays Harbor Senior Emergency Fund
Polson Park & Museum Historical Society – Polson Museum Fire Alarm Systems
South Beach Christian Outreach –Building Improvements and Repairs
South Sound Parent to Parent – Early Learning – Connecting Families with Individualized Early Intervention
Special Olympics Washington – Sports & Health Program for the ID Community
The Bridge Music Project – Songwriting Workshops for At-Risk and Incarcerated Youth
The Horse Prayer – Therapeutic Children’s Special Needs Learning Opportunity Fund

Grays Harbor Community Foundation Senior Program Officer Jessica Hoover commented: “We are reaching more communities within Grays Harbor every grant cycle and we are proud to offer both necessary services for our residents in need while also supporting fun programs and activities for our local youth. The Foundation is only as strong as the great work being done by our nonprofit community and we are proud to partner with each of these organizations during this grant cycle.”

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 February 1, 2020 at 5PM. We are also offering our next Small Grants Cycle with a deadline of November 1, 2019 at 5PM.