Kitsap Community Foundation approves over $73,000 in grant awards

Grant funds will go toward 17 nonprofit organizations in Kitsap

The Kitsap Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently approved a total of $73,160 in grant awards at their January meeting.

The grants range from $1,000 to $7,000, supporting nonprofit organizations in Kitsap County. Grant eligibility included nonprofit organizations working in Kitsap County and immediately surrounding areas [North Mason County] within the program areas of arts and culture, children and youth development, education, environment, animal welfare, and health and human services.

“Each of the 17 nonprofits receiving funding does commendable work to help Kitsap thrive,” KCF President and CEO Kol Medina said. “It’s a real privilege to be able to invest in the growth of these programs and their missions. Thanks to our generous donors and fund advisors who make our community grants possible.

The 2019 grantees include:

  • Bainbridge Chorale
  • Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center
  • Bloedel Reserve
  • Bremerton Backpack Brigade
  • Great Peninsula Conservancy
  • Holly Ridge Center
  • Kingston Cares
  • Kitsap Humane Society
  • Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center
  • Meals on Wheels Kitsap
  • North Kitsap Fishline
  • Olive Crest
  • OurGEMS
  • PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap (PAWSBINK)
  • Poulsbo Historical Society
  • Village Green Foundation
  • YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

For more information about the Kitsap Community Foundation, call 360-698-3622, or visit kitsapfoundation.org.

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