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Spring grants totalling $3600 support missions of grassroots groups

Thurston Community Sustaining Fund

Those who “round up for CSF” at the Olympia Food Co-op are “walking the walk.” Generous donations totaling $3600 meant that this Spring, the community provided grants to strengthen the fabric of people, environments, and habitats throughout our Thurston County. 100% of contributions go directly into the fund’s twice-yearly grant cycles.

Black Power Initiative (BPI)

CSF provided $600 to assist the Black Power Initiative in strengthening the financial safety net for black community members through the allotment of small low-barrier cash grants and by offering connections to other community resources.

Love Abounds (LA)

CSF provided $600 to help Love Abounds purchase supplies and provide laundry services to people experiencing homelessness in Yelm.

Our Ark (OA)

CSF awarded $600 toward the purchase of food to be distributed by Our Ark through street outreach to young people experiencing homelessness.

Restoring Earth Connections (REC)

CSF awarded $600 in order tohelp Restoring Earth Connection expand their presence in the community with the goal of raising awareness about the symbiotic relationship between people, trees and the Earth.

Thurston Housing Land Trust (THLT)

CSF was able to provide $600 to facilitate educational events that allow the housing land trust to affirm the role of affordable housing in community well-being.

Treble Voices for Peace (TVP)

CSF awarded $600 so that the Olympia Peace Choir could create a choir that focuses on music written by and for women and gender minorities, and that welcomes women and gender minorities into a safe, creative space.

Every spring and fall board members at the fund have the pleasure of helping to turn spare change into action. Consider joining our leadership team.

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September 25 – Grant round opens

November 6 – Grant applications due by midnight

November 18 – Grant application interviews

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