Media Release: March 13, 2019
Community grants for Collaboration awarded by Olympic View Community Foundation
At the March 7th Leadership Conference in Port Angeles “Collaborating for Community Change”, the Olympic View Community Foundation recently awarded $3,000 in grants to six Olympic Peninsula organizations for excellence in collaborative efforts which have included stakeholders from the public, private, governmental and nonprofit sectors:
Jefferson Land Trust: the Jefferson Landworks Collaborative is a network of nonprofit partners focused on making “working lands” productive and profitable, thus ensuring their long-term viability. This revitalization effort in Chimacum has created over 100 jobs, maintained the area’s open space and agricultural heritage, and built the community into a tourism destination.
Port Angeles Waterfront Center, Feiro Marine Life Center, and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe: These partners have worked to plan and create a vibrant, welcoming destination on the Port Angeles waterfront, which will celebrate people, history, and natural environments – the core of arts, science, and culture on the Olympic Peninsula.
Olympic Peninsula Healthy Communities Coalition (OPHCC): Since 2015, over 40 community partners have worked together to promote healthy eating and lifestyle initiatives in schools, workplaces, and public venues in efforts to reduce chronic diseases and unhealthy habits among our citizens.
North Olympic Peninsula Development Council: As the Economic Development District for Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the Council promotes collaborative, innovative efforts among member government, educational, and community organizations to advance economic, environmental and quality of life initiatives in the region.