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  • Wed May 21st, 2008 7:12pm
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The 2008-09 Friday Harbor Power Squadron Bridge was recently sworn in by District Commander Mark Richey. Above from left

Local foundation accepting grants for 2008

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is accepting proposals for its 2008 grant cycle.

The Community Foundation supports San Juan Island non-profits focusing their efforts in the areas of Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, and Community.

Grants are made available through a combination of the Foundation’s General Endowment Fund, the Women’s Fund, and a growing number of Donor Advised Funds. Recipients will be notified in early September and will receive their grants at the annual Breakfast of Champions on Sept. 26.

The grant application forms, process and procedures are available on the foundation’s Web site,

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than June 30 and mailed to the San Juan Island Community Foundation, attn: Grants Committee, PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

County requests salmon project proposals

The San Juan County Lead Entity is requesting local project proposals for the Salmon Recovery Funding Board’s ninth-round grant cycle.

The funding board administers grant programs for protection and/or restoration of salmon habitat. Grants are awarded by the funding board through the local Lead Entity based on a public, competitive process which weighs the merits of proposed projects against established program criteria.

The process is open to private citizens, non-profit organizations, local, state and tribal governments, and special districts.

For application materials, contact San Juan County Lead Entity Coordinator Barbara Rosenkotter at 370-7593, or e-mail