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Community Grants

The PARC Foundation has awarded over $200,000 to projects and programs throughout Thurston County since 2004. The number of grants awarded and the amount of funding available varies from year to year, according to the growth of the fund or partner donations. We are proud of the foundation’s ability to make a definitive, positive, significant difference through fiscal support to the communities we serve — it’s what we do!

2016 Community Grants

  • City of Lacey Parks & Recreation – $1,000 Grant to support a Summer Feeding and Play Pal Program, from Nisqually Indian Tribe Charitable Award
  • City of Lacey Parks & Recreation – $4,000 Grant to support a Summer Feeding and Play Pal Program, from Alter Urban, Inc.
  • City of Olympia Parks & Recreation -- $20,000 Grant to support Park development of a replacement Trail to the beach in Priest Point Park, from the REI, Inc.
  • City of Olympia Parks & Recreation -- $1,000 Grant to support the 2016 Artesian commons summer music program, from Olympia Federal Savings
  • Thurston County, Specialize Recreation -- $2,500 Grant to support the Specialized Recreation Program, from the Washington State Employees Combined Fund
  • Thurston County, specialize Recreation -- $480 Grant to support purchasing purchase of two-way radio and two GPS map direction units to use in vans when traveling, from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
  • City of Tenino Quarry Pool -- $9,000 Grant to support the summer operation of the pool, from the 2016 Tenino “Splash Bash” Committee Fund Raiser
  • McLane Elementary School -- $500 Grant to the PTS fund, from the 2016 Earth Day Student Challenge Event sponsored by the PARC Foundation of Thurston County
  • PARC Foundation of Thurston County – Donation to the PARC Endowment Fund, from the Sound Hounds Dog Association
  • City of Olympia Parks & Recreation -- $1,000 Grant to support the “Kids Canopy” program, from the Nisqually Indian Tribe Charitable Award
  • Tumwater Senior Choir Association -- $1,500 Grant to support the senior choir practices and then performances at retirement living facilities, from the Olympia Federal Savings
  • Tumwater Senior Choir Association -- $1,000 Grant to support the Senior Choir in the purchase a used electric keyboard, from the Nisqually Indian Tribe Charitable Award
  • Olympia Choral Society, $2,000 Grant in support of choral concert in 2015, from the PARC Foundation, Jocelyn Dohm Fund
  • Master Works Ensemble, $1,100 Grant in support of a choral concert in 2016, from the PARC Foundation, Jocelyn Dohm Fund
  • Olympia Symphony Orchestra, $3,000 Grant in support of an Orchestra and youth choral concert in 2016, from the PARC Foundation, Jocelyn Dohm Fund

2015 Community Grants

  • City of Lacey Parks & Recreation – $5,000 Grant to support a Summer Feeding and Play Pal Program, from Nisqually Indian Tribe Charitable Award
  • City of Olympia Parks & Recreation -- $5,000 Grant to support the building of the Bike “Pump Track” Facility at Yauger Park, from the Nisqually Indian Tribe Charitable Award
  • Thurston County, Specialize Recreation -- $3,000 Grant to support the Specialized Recreation Program, from the Washington State Employees Combined Fund
  • Thurston County, Specialize Recreation -- $1,000 Grant to support the Specialized Recreation Program, from the Olympia Federal Savings
  • Thurston County, specialize Recreation -- $500 Grant to support purchasing a bowling ramp to assist at bowling events, from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
  • City of Tenino Quarry Pool -- $8,000 Grant to support the summer operation of the pool, from the 2014 Tenino “Splash Bash” Committee Fund Raiser
  • City of Tenino Quarry Pool -- $600 Grant to support of life guard training for individuals employed at the Tenino Quarry Pool, from the 2014 Tenino “Splash Bash” Committee Fund Raiser
  • North Thurston High School -- $300 Grant to the ASB fund, from the 2015 Earth Day Student Challenge Event sponsored by the PARC Foundation of Thurston County
  • Olympia High School -- $300 Grant to the ASB fund, from the 2015 Earth Day Student Challenge Event sponsored by the PARC Foundation of Thurston County
  • City of Olympia Parks & Recreation -- $8,000 Grant to support Park Stewardship and Trail work in Priest Point Park, from the REI, Inc.
  • Tenino Oregon Trail Day Event -- $5,950 Grant to support the Oregon Trails Day Event, from the Thurston County, LTAC Funding
  • Olympia Choral Society, $5,000 Grant in support of a choral and Orchestra concert in 2015, from the PARC Foundation, Jocelyn Dohm Fund

2014 Community Grants

  • Tenino Quarry Pool, Tenino, Washington -- $9,000 Grant to support the operation of the Quarry Swimming Pool.
  • Thurston County Public Health Department, Recreation Services -- $4,000 Grant to support Specialized Recreation for programs/activities designed for persons with developmental physical disabilities.
  • Cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and the Thurston County Recreation Departments -- $5,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and Centro) with $1,250 going to each department to support Youth and Outdoor activities.
  • Tenino Yellow Bicycle Project -- $5,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe) to purchase new bicycles for the Tenino Yellow Bicycle loaner bike program.

2013 Community Grants

  • City of Olympia, Parks and Recreation Department -- $5,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe) to purchase replacement kayaks for the department's kayaking program.
  • Cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and the Thurston County Recreation Departments -- $4,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and The Alpine Experience) with $1,000 going to each department to support Youth and Outdoor activities.
  • City of Olympia, Parks and Recreation Department -- $10,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and REI, Inc.) to support the department's park stewardship and volunteer program in Olympia's parks.
  • Thurston County Public Health Department, Recreation Services -- $4,000 Grant to support Specialized Recreation for programs/activities designed for persons with developmental physical disabilities.
  • Olympia High School Associated Student Body -- $500 Grant as part of the National Trails Days clean up efforts in June of 2013
  • Tenino Quarry Pool, Tenino, Washington -- $3,400 Grant to support the operation of the Quarry Swimming Pool.
  • Thurston County Public Health Department, Recreation Services -- $15,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe) to fund week long residential summer Camp of the Specialized Recreation program designed for persons with developmental physical disabilities.

2012 Community Grants

  • Cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and the Thurston County Recreation Departments -- $4,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and The Alpine Experience) with $1,000 going to each department to support Youth and Outdoor activities.
  • Thurston County Public Health Department, Recreation Services -- $3,600 Grant to support Specialized Recreation for programs/activities designed for persons with developmental physical disabilities.
  • Adam Craig Foundation -- $250 Grant in support of the operation of the Tenino Quarry Pool.
  • City of Olympia, Parks and Recreation Department -- $10,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and REI, Inc.) to support the department's park stewardship and volunteer program in Olympia's parks.

2011 Community Grants

  • Cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and the Thurston County Recreation Departments -- $4,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and The Alpine Experience) with $1,000 going to each department to support Youth and Outdoor activities.
  • City of Olympia, Parks and Recreation Department -- $865 Grant (memorial funding) for a park bench on East Bay Drive.
  • South Sound Estuary Association --  $10,722 Grant in support the establishment of a Marine Education/Interpretative Center in the South Puget Sound Area.
  • City of Olympia, Parks and Recreation Department -- $15,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and REI, Inc.) to support the department's park stewardship and volunteer program in Olympia's parks.
  • City of Lacey, Parks and Recreation Department -- $500 Grant in support of a summer concert in the park event.

2008 Community Grants

  • Cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and the Thurston County Recreation Departments -- $27,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and The Alpine Experience) with $6,750 going to each department to support Youth and Outdoor activities.
  • City of Olympia, Parks and Recreation Department -- $288 Grant (memorial funding) for trees in the median on East Bay Drive.

2007 Community Grants

  • City of Olympia, Parks and Recreation Department -- $200 Grant (memorial funding) for trees in the median on East Bay Drive.
  • Cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and the Thurston County Recreation Departments -- $400 Grant with $100 going to each department to support program scholarship fund.
  • Cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and the Thurston County Recreation Departments -- $22,000 Grant (partnership PARC Foundation and The Alpine Experience) with $5,500 going to each department to support Youth and Outdoor activities.