Secret Harbor seeks grants from a variety of organizations including private and family foundations, corporations, civic organizations and some church groups. Secret Harbor also receives multi-year grant funding from United Way of Snohomish County for two programs and is the recipient of two grants from United Way of Skagit County. Grant funding plays a key role in our ability to provide comprehensive services to children with extraordinary needs.
Private and Family Foundations and Donor Advised Funds. Many corporations, individuals or families have set up private and family foundations. Others may have donor advised funds with their financial advisors or local Community Foundations that provide grants on an annual or occasional basis. Secret Harbor welcomes inquiries from foundation trustees or administrators with an interest in having positive, lasting impact on the lives of children who have experienced serious trauma and family disruption. We hope you will learn more about Secret Harbor, share your guidelines and invite us to apply for funding.
Community and Church Organizations. Many people join organizations that raise funds for charitable causes and then distribute them as a group.
- Secret Harbor welcomes invitations to speak before groups of all kinds and sizes – or to make an application for funding. Word-of-mouth is the most effective way to recruit foster parents and spread the word in the community about the great work of Secret Harbor.
- If your group might consider hosting a collection or a small benefit for Secret Harbor, we would love to work with you.
Contact Emily Manke or call (360) 755-5700 x448.
Celebrating Recent Grants
Bank of America recently awarded Secret Harbor’s summer WET Program $2,500! The money from Bank of America will help fund our kid’s outdoor work and life experience. The WET program is a work training and experience program our kids participate in at Larrabee State Park and Deception Pass State Park. They learn work skills, and an appreciation for nature. Thanks Bank of America!
Our warmest thanks to the Anonymous Fund that substantially underwrites our Summer Environmental Work Experience Training Program. Because of their ongoing support, we’ve been able to offer the youth at Secret Harbor an amazing opportunity to learn social and work skills in the great out-of-doors while providing a wonderful service to Washington State Parks Department.
Secret Harbor has been selected by the SKAGIT VALLEY FOOD COOP‘s 4% Friday program for the month of August in 2017. 4% of all purchases on August 25th will be donated to Secret Harbor’s Kids Fund to support the Welcome Pantry. We’re thrilled by this opportunity, and will post additional information on our Event’s page closer to August.
Secret Harbor happily announces a grant from the MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN TRIBE for skilled mental health services. The Muckleshoot Tribe has generously supported Secret Harbor since 2009, and we are pleased to be a recipient again in 2017.
Secret Harbor is absolutely delighted to have the support of UNITED WAY OF SKAGIT COUNTY. The Board of Directors is funding both Secret Harbor’s Residential Treatment Program and Foster Care Resources in 2016 with Community Impact Grants.
KIWANIS NOON CLUB OF ANACORTES made a wonderful grant for our KIDS FUND, which provides for the special needs of individual children throughout the year. Thank you so much!
PUYALLUP TRIBE’S CHARITY TRUST BOARD made another generous and marvelous grant to Secret Harbor in 2016. The grant will provide much needed specialized counseling, summer camps, tutoring, recreational activities, and psych evaluations. Our warmest thanks to the Puyallup Tribe which has supported Secret Harbor kids and families very generously for many years!
TULALIP CARES has once again generously gifted Secret Harbor with a grant for 2016! Many thanks to the Tulalip Tribe for their kind and thoughtful gifts to Secret Harbor kids and families.
Secret Harbor would like to celebrate a recent and generous grant for Mental Health Services from the COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK’S EMPLOYEE GIVING FUND through the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY. Big thanks to the Coastal Bank Employee Giving Fund and the Community Foundation of Snohomish County.
Additionally, in late 2016 we received another generous grant for Mental Health Services through the the Community Foundation of Snohomish County from the MOUNTAIN PACIFIC BANK Employee & Director’s Giving Fund.
SOROPTIMISTS INTERNATIONAL OF SEDRO WOOLLEY made a generous gift to Secret Harbor’s Welcome Pantry. Two years ago, the Club helped Secret Harbor create the pantry, and we appreciate their ongoing support for what the pantry provides for young people who are just coming to Secret Harbor.
Secret Harbor is most pleased to announce a major grant from the THOMAS V. GIDDENS, JR CHARITABLE FOUNDATION to support the agency’s general operations. The Giddens Foundation is a significant advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect and we are grateful for their investment in their health and their futures.
The JERRY H. WALTON FOUNDATION has approved a year-end matching grant for the third year in a row. Donations up to of $10,000 made between November 1st, 2016 and January 31st, 2017 will be matched dollar-for dollar up to $15,000. Secret Harbor will send out more information about the match in the Fall. The Walton Foundation is designating their match to skilled mental health services.
We’d like to thank BURLINGTON-EDISON KIWANIS CLUB for their recent (and regular) support of our KIDS FUND. The gift came just in time to help our kids go to summer camp.
We would like to thank the LUMMI NATION and their Business Council for supporting Secret Harbor’s KIDS FUND. The Council hosted a celebration for their grant recipients, and Secret Harbor was honored to be included in the celebration
WHATCOM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION just announced a generous grant to Secret Harbor’s Foster Care Resources for crucial support services to children. Thank you!
Secret Harbor was recently recipient of a major capital grant from EMPLOYEES COMMUNITY FUND OF BOEING PUGET SOUND for renovations at Fleming Home. We are grateful to the Fund and all Boeing employees who support small capital projects that have difficulty getting funded.
Secret Harbor is grateful for the continued partnership of NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S FUND, who made a major grant for 2016 general operations of our foster care program. A big thank you for your dedication to vulnerable children!
Secret Harbor is grateful for the grant support of HERITAGE BANK NORTHWEST. The Bank recently merged with Whidbey Island Bank, who had been a long time corporate sponsor, and we are grateful for the continued support.
Our sincere thanks goes to the ROTARY CLUB OF BURLINGTON for their recent grant. Jon Rylaarsdam, Director of Foster Care Resources, recently visited their club for a presentation.
Secret Harbor would like to thank the SOROPTIMISTS OF ANACORTES for a generous grant that will help pay for skilled mental health services for girls in Secret Harbor programs.
Secret Harbor is grateful to the EHRLICH DONNAN FOUNDATION for another generous gift in December. This Foundation has funded Secret Harbor annually since 1999. Thank you!
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SEDRO WOOLLEY sent a generous grant to help Secret Harbor meet the matching donation from the Walton Foundation. Funding will be used to provide skilled mental health services to youth in Secret Harbor programs.