PARC Foundation of Thurston County

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!

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 —  $10,722Grant 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.

2010 Community Grants:

2009 Community Grants:

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 $5,50 going to each department to support Youth and Outdoor activities.