First Federal foundation awards $400K to nonprofits

The First Federal Community Foundation announced last week the gifting of $400,000 to nonprofit agencies throughout the region.

The awards include a $25,000 Community Development grant for reconstruction and expansion of the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Sequim, and a $5,000 Community Support grant for construction of the new Sequim Museum & Arts building.

Other Olympic Peninsula-area grants include:

• a $25,000 Community Development grant to equip North Olympic Healthcare Network with a new seven-chair dental clinic serving low-income patients in Port Angeles;

• a $25,000 Economic Development grant to the North Olympic Regional Veteran’s Housing Network for construction of a new retail facility that will employ disabled veterans in Forks;

• a $100,000 Community Development grant to the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation, to renovate the inpatient areas of Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center;

• a $50,000 Community Development grant to KPTZ Radio (Port Townsend), to purchase a transmitter site and develop emergency broadcast center program;

• a $25,000 Affordable Housing grant Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County’s South County Home Repair Program.

• a $5,000 Community Support Grant to Camp Beausite Northwest in Jefferson County to expand programming for camper with disabilities, and,

• a $5,000 Community Support Grant for developmentally disabled adult programs at Olympic Neighbors’ new facility, also in Jefferson County.

First Federal Community Foundation is a private 501(c)3 charitable corporation funded with a gift of cash and stock from First Northwest Bancorp, the parent company of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles.

For more information, contact Jan Simon at 360-417-3112 or jan.simon@firstfedcf.org.

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