Womens’ Fund awards $9,500 in grants to island organizations

The Women’s Fund of the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s 2011 grant program awarded Friday Harbor Food

Bank $2,000 for immediate funding for operational needs; Senior Services Council $1,500 to cover a shortfall for the In-Home Assistance Registered Nurse Coordinator’s salary; SJI Family Resource Center $1,000 for the Read to Your Child 20 Minutes a Day program; SJI EMT

Injury Prevention $1,200 for participation of the Air Lift and Medical Center organizations for

Every 15 Minutes education; SJICF Scholarship Fund $1,200 for three San Juan Island people

for Certified Nurse’s Assistants career training scholarships; STEAM Arts Initiative $1,200 for art supplies; Dollars for Scholars $100, for website development; and SJI Community Foundation $1,300 for their General Operation Fund.

The WF is comprised of more than 80 individual women, each of who donate at least $100 per year, and reviews grant proposals from nonprofit organizations before voting to award money.

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