Kitsap Community Foundation Awards Grants and Scholarships

Twenty six of Kitsap County's nonprofit organizations are recipients of grants awarded by the Kitsap Community Foundation.

According to Kol Medina, the foundation's executive director, there were a total of 84 grant applications.

"Over $300,000 was requested but we were only able to fund about $90,000 worth of grants. It's difficult to have to turn down so many deserving grant applications," stated Medina in a press released.

Following is a list of the grants that were awarded:

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, $5,000

Blue Star Banner Program, $3,000

Bremerton Services Association, Meals on Wheels Kitsap, $1,650

Bremerton Symphony Association, Inc, $5,000

Clear Creek Trail, $1,000

Friends of the Farms, $2,450

Healthy Start Kitsap, $5,000

Holly Ridge Center, $1,450

Kitsap Adult Center for Education, $1,000

Kitsap County, $800

Kitsap Daycare Association, $3,500

Kitsap Humane Society, $5,000

Kitsap Legal Services, $2,565

Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, $60

Martha & Mary, $702

New Life Community Development Agency, $5,000

North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club, $5,000

North Kitsap School District Rolling Reader/STAR College Grant Program, $5,000

Royal Family Kid's Camp (RFKC), $3,000

Salish Sea Expeditions, $2,450

Scarlet Road, $4,000

Stillwaters Environmental Center, $5,000

The Coffee Oasis, $7,800

U.S. Lighthouse Society, $5,000

Walk in the Light International, $5,000

Weaver Foundation-Georgia Mattson Memorial Shelter, $5,000

In addition, six local students were awarded scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year ranging from $800 to $1,000 in amount.

Charles and Dorothy Martell Family Music Scholarship: Sophia Stoyanovich won $980. This scholarship is awarded to a 2014 Kitsap County graduating high school student wishing to continue music education beyond high school. This scholarship was established by the children of Charles and Dorothy Martell to honor their parents.

Fred & Marvel Hill Scholarship: Lauren Wolbaum won $800. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of the North Kitsap School District who is accepted by a college, university, trade or vocational school. This scholarship was created to honor Fred and Marvel Hill.

Nova Group Scholarship: Alexander Derry won $1,000. This scholarship is awarded to a Kitsap County high school senior who intends to pursue a degree in engineering or construction management.

Kitsap Children's Musical Theatre (KCMT) Scholarship: Havilah Criss, Lauren Wolbaum, Sheridan Prince won $1,000 each. This scholarship is awarded to students who have participated in the Kitsap Children's Musical Theatre program. This scholarship was established in memory of Michael Riedel in honor of his dedication and contributions to KCMT.

For more information about the grant or scholarship selection process or the Kitsap Community Foundation, call 360-698-3622 or go to the website at

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