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San Juan Island Women's Fund awarded $304K to local nonprofits since 2003

The San Juan Island Women's Fund is a pooled donor-advised fund managed by the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Together, the members are making a difference for local nonprofits by awarding grants to support critical projects that enrich our island community.

Since 2003, the Women’s Fund granted $129,000 to Education, $108,000 to Health & Human Services, $25,000 to Visual & Performing Arts and $42,000 to Environment & Animal Welfare projects. Specifically, over the last year, the Women’s Fund granted a total of $13,000 to the following projects:

- Compass Health for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

- New Dive Program for the Whale Museum

- Website Redesign for Wolf Hollow

- Exercise Yard Safety & Hygiene Project for the Animal Protection Society

- Financial Assistance for the visiting Dental Van

- StoryWalk & Aging Mastery Program for the SJI Library

At the San Juan County Fair, the Women’s Fund kicks off their Summer Membership Drive. Their goal is to raise $7,500. The first $1,000 in memberships will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the SJICF.

To be eligible for matching funds from SJICF, contributions to the Women’s Fund must be made during the four days of the 2022 County Fair – Aug. 17–20. Contributions can be made:

- In person at the SJICF fair booth

- Online at www.sjicf.org/fair

- By phone to SJICF at 360-378-1001

- By mailing a check payable to SJICF (dated between Aug. 17–20) with Women’s Fund in the memo line to P.O. Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

The minimum contribution for voting membership is $100 per year.

For more information about the San Juan Island Women’s Fund, visit www.sjiwomensfund.org or stop by the San Juan Island Community Foundation booth on Friday, August 19th from 5:30PM to 7:00PM to speak to a Women’s Fund member.

Last modified onWednesday, 17 August 2022 00:21

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