Thirty-five non-profits benefit from the club’s 2016 auction proceeds.
There’s a community grant for almost everyone and everything among this year’s Bainbridge Island Rotary Club Community Grants Awards.
” We had a very successful Auction and Rummage sale last June and it’s great to be able to give this much back to our community,” Community Grants Chairman Mike Lewars said. “It is always difficult to select our grant recipients from the long list of worthy applicants”.
The grants, which will benefit 35 local nonprofits, fund everything from youth programs, special needs, recreation and the environment, Lewars said. In addition, the Rotary Club funds many capital projects on the Island such as Waypoint and Rotary Field, scholarships for continuing education and international humanitarian projects.
Grant awards will be presented to the nonprofits at club meetings throughout this spring.
Bainbridge Island Rotary Club – 2017 Community Grants
These non-profit organizations will receive matching, partial or complete funding for numerous projects:
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School
Bainbridge Football Boosters
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation (2)
Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation
Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation
Bainbridge Performing Arts
Bainbridge Schools Foundation
Bainbridge Youth Services
Friends of BHS Sailing
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Harrison Medical Center Foundation
Horse Harbor Foundation
Island Time Activities
Kitsap Children’s Musical Theater
Kitsap County Coroner
Kitsap Humane Society
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center
Kitsap Regional Library Foundation
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center
Marge Williams Center
Montessori Country School
Olympic Performance Group
PAWS of Bainbridge and North Kitsap
West Sound Wildlife Shelter