Jefferson County Community Foundation

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JCCF LAUNCES A SOCIALLY RESPONSIVE INVESTMENT FUND

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Recognizing that donors may have an interest in allocating charitable dollars in a fashion that is consistent with their ethics and values, Jefferson County Community Foundation has launched a Socially Responsive Investment (SRI) fund that seeks to gain both financial and social benefit.  SRI funds typically focus on investments that also provide an environmental, social, and/or governance [...]

BETTER LIVING THROUGH GIVING CIRCLE AWARDS TWO GRANTS

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Working with kids was the common theme at the May 18 Jefferson County Community Foundation (JCCF) Giving Circle grant award event. The Port Townsend Public Library and Northwest Watershed Institute each received a $10,000 grant from Better Living Through Giving Circle, a group of like-minded people who wanted to pool their charitable resources. Ken Grafham, JCCF [...]

GC3 GIVING CIRCLE MAKES GRANT TO NORTH OLYMPIC SALMON COALITION

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Science education for Jefferson County youths also received a boost with a $20,000 grant from Giving Circle 3, awarded to the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC). Stewardship coordinator Sarah Doyle described NOSC's plans to incorporate climate-change curriculum into the "real learning, real work" middle school science curriculum, through which students provide community education, pot 1,000 [...]

CHIMACUM TEENS PARTICIPATE IN GRANTMAKING PROCESS

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Chimacum students were involved in selecting what Port Hadlock organization would receive funds from the Edgar Morrison grant. “This will encourage kids to develop an interest in philanthropy,” said Carla Caldwell, the former Executive Director of the Jefferson County Community Foundation that is administering the annual grant. “It’s important to involve them in the decision­making [...]

GREAT FOUNDATIONS

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When a man named Edgar Morrison passed away a few years ago, he left money to the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation with a stipulation that directly affects our area. He wanted disbursements from his donation to support young people and/or seniors in the Port Hadlock area. It seems that little is known about Mr. Morrison [...]