Community Grants

The PARC Foundation has awarded over $700,000 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 funds available or partnership donations. The PARC is proud of the foundation’s ability to make a definitive, positive, significant difference through fiscal support to the communities the PARC serves — it’s what PARC does! Below are the grants that the PARC Foundation has contributed back to the local parks and recreation departments and other organizations in the last several years.

  • Tumwater Senior Choir -- $1,000 PARC Foundation Dohm Award
  • Tumwater Senior Choir -- $500 (Partnership with PARC Foundation and the Capital City Chorus)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Scholarship Support -- $5,224.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound)
  • The Olympia Peace Choir -- $1,000 PARC Foundation Dohm Award
  • Capital City Chorus -- $6,000.00 PARC Foundation Dohm Award
  • City of Lacey Summer Feeding and Play Pal Program – $10,000.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • City of Lacey Replica Train Depot -- $5,000.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and BNSF Foundation)
  • Harlequin Theater -- $4,000.00 (PARC Foundation and anonymous donor)
  • Harlequin Theater -- $8,000.00 (PARC Foundation and anonymous donor)
  • Harlequin Theater Puddle Jump 5k/10k for the Arts -- $2,600.00 PARC Foundation Sponsorship)
  • Sustainable South Sound -- $4,000 (PARC Foundation and anonymous donor)
  • Tenino Oregon Trails Days -- $3,096.00 (PARC Foundation and the Tenino Chamber of Commerce)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Scholarship Fund -- $400.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and St. Mark Lutheran Church)
  • Thurston county Specialized Recreation Scholarship Fund -- $1,500.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Olympia Federal Savings)
  • Lacey July 3 rd , 2019 Fireworks Spectacular – $20,000.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and anonymous donors) Community Grants: Tenino Quarry Pool, Tenino, Washington — $9,000 Grant to support the operation of the Quarry Swimming Pool by the Tenino Splash Committee
  • Earth Day 2019 Volunteer and Student Challenge Awards at four parks (one each Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Tenino, eight schools received challenge award funds for their PSTA or SBA fund -- $3,300 (Partnership with the Lions Clubs of
    Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Tenino and Steamboat Island)
  • National Trails Day 2019 – $1,600 PARC Foundation of Thurston County for shirts
  • OLY ON ICE 2019 – $5,000 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Capital City Marathon)
  • City of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater Scholarship Fund Support -- $4,500.00 ($1,500 each, Partnership PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe)
  • City of Olympia Kaiser Wood Mountain Bike Development -- $5,000 Grant (Partnership PARC Foundation and REI, Inc.)
  • City of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater Scholarship Fund Support -- $6,000.00 ($2,000 each, Partnership PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe)
  • City of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater Scholarship Fund Support -- $6,000.00 ($2,000 each, Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • City of Lacey Winter Teen Program -- $5,000.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • City of Olympia Summer Teen Adventure Program – $5,000.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • City of Tumwater Summer Camp Cascadia Program -- $5,000.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • City of Tumwater and Tumwater School District Fresh Summer Youth Gardening Program -- $15,000 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Scholarship Fund -- $1,500.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Olympia Federal Savings)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Scholarship Fund -- $800.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Scholarship Fund -- $500.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and St. Mark Lutheran Church)
  • Tumwater Senior Choir -- $1,500.00 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Olympia Federal Savings)
  • Lacey Loves To Read and North Thurston School District -- $2,000.00 (Partnership with PARC Foundation and TIDE Foundation)
  • Tenino Oregon Trail Days – $4,600.00 (Partnership with the PARC Foundation and the Tenino Chamber of Commerce)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Scholarship Fund -- $1,500.00 (PARC Foundation and WA State Employees)
  • City of Lacey Summer Lunch and Playground Pals Program -- $5,000.00 (Partnership with PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • City of Lacey Summer Lunch and Playground Pals Program -- $500.00 (Partnership with PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe)
  • Earth Day 2018 Volunteer and Student Challenge Awards at four parks (one each Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Tenino, eight schools received challenge award funds for their PSTA or SBA fund -- $2,800 (Partnership with the Lions Clubs of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Tenino and Steamboat Island)
  • Earth Day 2018 and National Trail Day 2018, Environmental Support Children, Families, and youth volunteering -- $2,000. (Partnership with PARC Foundation and Anonymous Donor)
  • Earth Day 2018 Volunteer Shirts for 360 individuals -- $2,200 (Partnership with PARC Foundation and PSE, O’Bee Credit Union, and Jensen Law)
  • City of Olympia Priest Point Park Trail Development -- $10,000 Grant (Partnership PARC Foundation and REI, Inc.)
  • Capital City Chorus October 2018 -- $3,000 PARC – Jocelyn Dohm Fund for the benefit of Choral Music
  • Community Grants: Tenino Quarry Pool, Tenino, Washington — $9,000 Grant to support the operation of the Quarry Swimming Pool by the Tenino Splash Committee
  • North Thurston High School ($200), Timberline High School ($500), Olympia High School ($500), Black Hills High School ($200), Marshall Middle School ($100), Lincoln Elementary School ($100), Tumwater Middle Schools ($100) -- Student Volunteer Earth Day 2017 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater Lion Club Awards Grants
  • City of Lacey Summer Feeding and Playground Pal (schools vacation) -- $500 Grant (Partnership PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe).
  • City of Lacey Summer Feeding and Playground Pal (schools vacation) -- $5,000 Grant (Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust).
  • City of Olympia Priest Point Park Trail Development -- $15,000 Grant (Partnership PARC Foundation and REI, Inc.)
  • City of Olympia Artesian Commons Summer Program -- $1,000 Grant (Partnership PARC Foundation and Olympia Federal Savings)
  • Tenino Quarry Pool, Tenino, Washington — $9,000 Grant to support the operation of the Quarry Swimming Pool by the Tenino Splash Committee
  • Tumwater Senior Choir -- $1,000 Grant (Partnership PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Program – $7,800 Grant (PARC Foundation and Olympia Choral Society)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Program – $4,000 Grant (PARC Foundation and Washington State Employees Combined Fund Drive)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Program – $4,000 Grant (PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe)
  • Tumwater Senior Choir -- $1,000 Grant (Partnership PARC Foundation and Olympia Federal Savings)
  • Master Work Ensemble October 2017 Concert Performance -- $1,400 Grant PARC – Jocelyn Dohm Fund for the benefit of Classical Choral Music
  • Olympia Choral Society December 2017 Concert Performance -- $6,250 Grant PARC – Jocelyn Dom Fund for the benefit of Classical Choral
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.