Haller makes his mark again

Sequim Gazette staff

The Albert Haller Foundation announced last month grants totaling $220,000 to more than 40 nonprofit agencies and school districts serving residents of Clallam County during a grant awards ceremony held at Sequim High School on Oct. 27.


More than $130,000 worth of grants go directly to Sequim or countywide organizations and groups.


The Albert Haller Foundation annually allocates earnings to organizations in Clallam County that serve low-income individuals and families, support education, and to the food banks and Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.


It also grants annual scholarships to Clallam County students, including a scholarship program through Peninsula College.  


Albert Haller, the program’s namesake, was born in Clallam County in 1903 and worked in the logging industry during the era of horses and steam donkeys. He is described as a very competent, careful logger who out-conserved the conservation policies of that era.


He and his wife, Helen, were equally thoughtful about investments, saving and investing wisely in land, enabling them to leave an ongoing legacy to the people of Clallam County.


Below are the 2011 Haller Foundation grants, by organization:

Port Angeles Education Foundation    mental health    $8,500
Port Angeles Education Foundation    medical, dental, services    $2,000
Port Angeles Education Foundation    Basic Needs Fund    $10,000
Joyce Education Foundation        $3,000
Cape Flattery School District    Clallam Bay School    $1,000
Crescent School District    Jump Start for Success    $3,000
Quillayute Valley School District    Readiness to Learn    $3,000
Quillayute Valley School District    POSSE    $4,000
Sequim Middle School    Haller Grant Fund    $600
Sequim High School    Haller Grant Fund    $1,500
Sequim Education Foundation    Engineering Challenge, etc.    $2,500
The Caring Place        $4,000
Clallam Bay Food Bank        $1,000
Clallam Bay/Sekiu Crisis Center        $4,000
Clallam County Juvenile Detention Center         $1,200
First Step Family Support Center        $5,800
First United Methodist Church        $3,000
Forks Food Bank        $10,000
Makah Food Bank        $6,000
MANNA         $8,000
Master Gardener Foundation
   of Clallam County    Robin Hill Garden    $900
Port Angeles Food Bank        $3,000
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul    Queen of Angels Conf.    $8,000
St. Vincent de Paul Society        $7,000
Sequim Community Aid    Emergency Aid    $4,000
Sequim Food Bank        $10,000
Serenity House    Housing Resource Centers    $4,000
Serenity House    Single Adult Shelter    $7,000
Soroptimists of Olympic Rain Forest    backpack food    $3,000
Soroptimists of Olympic Rain Forest    mammograms    $2,000
Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic        $4,500
St. Vincent de Paul Queen of Angels Conf.    Emergency Medical Fund    $2,000
Vision Loss Center        $3,500
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County    upgrade computers    $10,000
Volunteers in Medicine
   of the Olympics Clinic    medical    $4,500
Volunteers in Medicine
   of the Olympics Clinic    dental    $6,000
Boys & Girls Clubs
   of the Olympic Peninsula    clothing, school supplies    $4,000
First Step Family Support Center    Family Enrichment Project    $6,000
Forks Abuse Program        $3,000
Healthy Families    Hope House/Rose House    $7,000
Lutheran Community Services NW    Play and Learn    $2,500
Olympic Community Action Programs    Encore     $2,000
Olympic Community Action Programs    Meals on Wheels    $8,000
Peninsula Community Mental Health Center        $3,000
Special Needs Advocacy Program        $4,000
United Way of Clallam County        $19,000
Total        $220,000

Additional grants to be made before year’s end (totals approx.):
Clallam Bay/Sekiu Crisis Center        $3,500
New Hope Food Bank (Clallam Bay)        $3,500
First United Methodist Church (Friendship Dinner)    $5,500
Forks Food Bank         $2,000
Makah Food Bank        $2,000
Port Angeles Food Bank        $6,000
Sequim Food Bank        $4,000
Puget Sound Anglers-North Olympic Peninsula Chapter/
        Kids Fishing Day at Carrie Blake Park        $1,500

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