To launch our 2017 Campaign, United Good Neighbors (UGN) has committed $170,000 in funding to 20 local nonprofits.  The funding will support programs that address essential health and human service needs to members of the community here in Jefferson County.

UGN is able to grant $170,000 in funding  thanks to the generosity of community members, business and workplace employees during the Fall UGN Campaign.

To ensure fair allocation of the $170,000 in funding, a small group of community members –  including representatives from the business community, schools, nonprofits and the County – were were brought together in March of this year to make recommendations on how the funds would be allocated.

I was struck by the high quality of the grant requests we received and the challenge that represented to the Allocations Committee.  I great appreciated our many service providers for the work they do and regret that we were unable to fully fund all of the requests.  I hope our community will continue to provide for these necessary and worthy services.”  David Engle, UGN Allocations Committee Member.

The Allocations Committee (from left to right in the photo): Gordon Hamilton, David Sullivan, Kris Nelson, David Engle, Eric Delma, Karen Obermeyer, Doug Van Allen, Janeen Armstrong, Melanie Bozak, Paul Heins. Not pictured: Mitch Brennan

“We are grateful for the generosity and continued support of the people of Jefferson County and for the time and thoughtfulness the Allocations Committee invested in the grant allocation process.”  Claudia Edmondson, UGN Steering Committee Chair

Organizations receiving UGN funding in 2017 include:

  • Bayside Housing
  • The Boiler Room
  • COAST Men and Women’s Shelters
  • Camp Beausite Northwest
  • Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers
  • Community Boat Project
  • Concerned Citizens- Birth to 3 Program
  • Dove House
  • ECHHO
  • JC MASH Free Medical Clinic
  • Discovery Behavioral Health Services
  • Jefferson Teen Center
  • Jumping Mouse Children’s Center
  • National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
  • OlyCAP
  • Olympic Neighbors Group Home
  • Port Townsend Farmer’s Market -“Gimme 5” Program
  • St. Vincent DePaul
  • The ReCyclery
  • YMCA

These grant funds augment the $30,000 in donor designated funds distributed earlier this year.

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