Rayonier awarded $65,200 to 32 local nonprofit organizations to help address key community needs across Oregon and Washington. Recipients of the award were recognized individually this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual special awards breakfasts were canceled.
The recipients will use the funds to help meet a range of needs in communities in Oregon and Washington, including civic, cultural, educational, environmental, natural resources, health and human services programs.
Pacific Education Institute, one of the grant recipients, plans to use their grant to provide professional learning opportunities and ongoing support for K-12 teachers in Grays Harbor and Kitsap Counties to implement their FieldSTEM framework with local students.
“I am very proud to support these organizations that provide vital support to kids, families and those in need across our communities,” said Bill Monahan, Director, Western Forest Resources for Rayonier.
Rayonier awarded, through the Rayonier Community Fund, grants for a total of $271,000 in 2021 across the United States. Approximately, 25% of those funds will be distributed to the following organizations:
Forks Community Food Bank
North Olympic History Center
The Caring Place of West Clallam Co.
United Way of Clallam County
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County
Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation
Appelo Archives Center
Camp Victory for Children
Dispute Resolution Center of Grays Harbor & Pacific Co.
Family Promise of Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor Youth Works
Grays River Grange
Hoquiam Association for Kids
Pacific Education Institute
Polson Park & Museum Historical Society
United Way of Grays Harbor
YMCA of Grays Harbor
Chimacum Backpacks for Kids
Friends of Swansonville
Martha & Mary Lutheran Services
North Kitsap Fishline
North Kitsap Schools Foundation
West Sound STEM Network
United Way of Kitsap County
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Oregon Women in Timber
Coos Watershed Association
South Coast Food Share