Community Support and Partnerships

Funding Secret Harbor Kids and Families

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 Microsoft Word - UW Logo.docUnited 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 Kaelen Morris or call (360) 755-5700 x448.

Celebrating Recent Grants

We are grateful to once again be awarded a grant through the NW Children’s Fund, one of our long-time supporters. Being able to continue to support our programs has been made possible through their continued years of support.

The Youth Philanthropy Committee has selected Secret Harbor as one of their grantees for 2018. A grant for $2,500 will be made towards our Summer WET program. Thank you for your support as we continue to offer this program for the 26th year!

The JERRY H. WALTON FOUNDATION has approved a year-end matching grant for the fourth year in a row. Donations up to of $10,000 made between November 15th, 2017 and January 31st, 2018 will be matched dollar-for dollar up to $15,000. We raised a total of $16,262,50!



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 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.

United-Way-of-Skagit-CountySecret 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 2017 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 logoPUYALLUP TRIBE’S CHARITY TRUST BOARD made another generous and marvelous grant to Secret Harbor in 2017. 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_tribes_logoTULALIP 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.

mountainpacificbank4621Additionally, 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.

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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.

skagit valley coop logorSecret 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 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.

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.

lummi nationWe 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

Lions Club logo-BellinghamIt was enjoyable visiting the Bellingham Central Lions Club to receive a nice check for our KIDS FUND. The Club hopes the funds will be used for day and summer camps for our kids.

Secret Harbor was recently recipient of a major capital grant from ecf_logo-200x200EMPLOYEES 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.

Rotary-International-LogoOur sincere thanks goes to the ROTARY CLUB OF BURLINGTON for their recent grant and continued support of our programs.


Soroptimist logoSecret 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.