First Federal Community Foundation announces grant awards

Housing Resources Bainbridge has been awarded a $60,000 affordable housing grant by the First Federal Community Foundation.

The grant will be used to rehabilitate 10 units of affordable housing for low income individuals and families on Bainbridge Island.

Last week, First Federal Community Foundation announced grant awards to local nonprofits “that are making a difference in their communities.” The HRB grant was one of 16 grants totaling $500,000 that were given to nonprofits by the foundation.

Kids Discovery Museum also received a community support grant from the First Federal Community Foundation, and the $5,000 gift will be used to provide free and subsidized admission for low-income children in Kitsap County.

“With these gifts, First Federal Community Foundation demonstrates its commitment to enriching our communities, creating new opportunities, and expanding the capacity of our local nonprofit agencies,” said foundation board chairman Norman Tonina Jr. “We are committed to our leadership role in giving back to our communities, and we are proud to be making a difference through these investments in the people and places we call home.”

Since it was funded in January 2015, First Federal Community Foundation has given more than $2.8 million in grant awards to qualified organizations in Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson and Whatcom counties.

“Last year First Federal and its foundation were ranked No. 2 of the top 25 mid-sized corporate philanthropists in the Pacific Northwest region by the Puget Sound Business Journal,” said First Federal president and CEO Larry Hueth. “We are proud to continue to provide meaningful gifts that will improve the quality of life for all of us.”