First Federal awards grants

The First Federal Community Foundation announces the following grant awards to local nonprofits that are making a difference in their communities:

• Joyce Fire Department Auxiliary: Awarded $5,000 Community Support Grant for the Joyce Emergency Planning and Preparation Group’s emergency preparedness initiative.

• New Dungeness Light Station Association: Awarded $5,000 Community Support Grant for improvements to interior and exterior signage and interpretive panels at the Dungeness Lighthouse in Sequim.

• Peninsula Housing Authority: Awarded $45,000 Community Development Grant for construction of a new playground for the Mt. Angeles View campus in Port Angeles.

• Sequim School District No. 323 — Helen Haller Elementary School: Awarded $11,000 Community Support Grant for the 2017 Summer Reading Program.

• Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics: Awarded $30,000 Community Development Grant for expansion of the agency’s medical clinic in Port Angeles.

• Washington Nonprofits: Awarded $5,000 Community Support Grant for nonprofit training programs that build capacity in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties.

“First Federal Community Foundation recognizes the positive impact these organizations have within our communities,” said foundation board chairman David Flodstrom.

“We are proud to help them reach their goals, strengthening our communities and improving the quality of life for all of us.”

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