The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley recently selected twelve community organizations to receive $34,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $5,500.
According to Rotary Club President Steve Weaver, “Every dollar that Supporters and Partners of Snoqualmie Valley Rotary provides goes back to the community. For over 25 years the rotary has been able to make these impactful and sustainable grants to so many great groups in and around the Valley.”
The following organizations were awarded grants:
• Acres of Diamonds: New furnishings for eleven family bedrooms in their community home.
• Athletes for Kids: Mentor training, recruiting and materials to open a new chapter at Mount Si High School to serve children with disabilities and special needs.
• Care Point Clinic: Capacity building
• Hopelink: Aid to mitigate a family’s financial gap due to an unexpected expense. Provides a bridge of support to attain or maintain housing stability.
• Life Enrichment Options: Two refrigerators to serve the residents of the first Snoqualmie Valley Adult Family Home serving adults with developmental disabilities.
• Mt Si Artists Guild: Weekly art and project instruction and support located at Trail Youth Coffee House in North Bend.
• Si View Community Foundation: Purchase, assembly and installation of three benches, dog bag dispensers and garbage cans between the Farmhouse and Snoqualmie Valley Trail.
• Snoqualmie Valley Community Network: Extension of the #BeKindSV project started at Opstad Elementary School to another local elementary school.
• Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank: New printer and new awning.
• Snoqualmie Valley Police Explorers: Purchase of uniform coats and training costs.
• St Vincent de Paul: Increase number of families and individuals assisted with rent & utility payments.
• Trail Youth: Materials and supplies needed for outreach to the students/kids on the trails.
Each year the club raises funds for these grants through its community activities, including Sipfest, Rotary Presidents Cup Golf Tournament and Beer Gardens – as well as generous donations and sponsorships from our members and supporters.
In addition to these fundraising events, the rotary is a very active club of 35 members who meet weekly. Beyond meetings, members are busy in the community doing service projects such as road adoption to keep free
of garbage; lunches for developmentally disabled; keeping local food banks/pantry stocked; working with Snoqualmie Valley School District in recognizing four students per quarter and providing scholarships; and helping homeless youth have adequate supplies when schools are closed. They also help support many international humanitarian efforts such as the eradication of polio
For more information on the rotary’s grant program, sponsorships and how you can get involved, visit www.snoqualmievalleyrotary.org