Bainbridge Rotary awards $119,390 in Community Grants in 2017

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 Chorale

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

Coffee Oasis

EMPACT Northwest

Friends of BHS Sailing

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Harrison Medical Center Foundation

Horse Harbor Foundation

Island Neighbors

Island Time Activities

Island Wood

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