The Hazel Miller Foundation, during its summer 2022 grant cycle, supports 11 organizations that serve a wide range of community needs, including diversity, poverty reduction, civic and community service, youth and education and the environment.
Among them, Hand in Hand, which supports homeless children; Camp Korey, providing a safe camp experience for children struggling with life-altering conditions; and Cascadia Art Museum, celebrating mid-19th and mid-20th century Pacific Northwest art and design.
“Grants in this cycle…will address some of the most important challenges for Hazel, such as homelessness. Knowing Hazel as I do, it is an honor to serve on this council bearing her name. said Dick Ellis, treasurer of the council.
In 2022, the Hazel Miller Foundation distributed over $1.5 million to over 40 different nonprofit organizations in South Snohomish County.
Here are the summer 2022 winners:
Cascade Bike Club brings together volunteers, collaborative members and community partners to advocate for safe, fair and sustainable cycling through mutual joy and admiration for cycling and the outdoors. They received a $15,000 grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation to support their ongoing community efforts.
Senior Services Tribute received a $10,000 grant for the Senior Meals Program, which will support their ongoing efforts to fight hunger in South Snohomish County.
birthday dreams works with 80 different homeless shelters throughout Snohomish County to host birthday celebrations for children impacted by homelessness. These celebrations allow children not only to socialize among peers in a positive light, but also to remind them that they are an integral part of the community. The Hazel Miller Foundation awarded Birthday Dreams $2,500 to continue its efforts.
Together received $5,000 to support its efforts to help children and families move through the foster care system throughout Snohomish County. They provide basic needs such as rent and utility assistance, emergency food, personal hygiene items and more.
Washington Children in Transition (WAKIT) is dedicated to supporting homeless and low-income students in the Edmonds and Everett school districts. The foundation awarded WAKIT $10,000 to fund its Back to School Backpacks program which will provide 500-600 backpacks filled with essential school supplies.
Camp Korey received a $5,000 grant to support its Family Summer Camp program, which enables children (and their families) who have life-changing medical conditions to have free, specialized and enriching summer camp experiences .
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center has been using horses since 1976 to transform the body, mind, and spirit of people with disabilities since 1976. This organization received a $6,000 grant to help individuals learn skills to maintain independence, improve daily functioning and overcoming physical and emotional health issues through the horse. horse riding.
PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood received a $15,000 grant to support updates to its facility. PAWS sees 4,000 to 5,000 wildlife each year at the Wildlife Center, treating injured and orphaned wildlife while preparing them for re-entry into the wild.
Healthy Salmon Solutions (SSS) was founded in 1990 when the local population of chinook salmon was placed on a federal endangered species list. The foundation has awarded $18,000 to support the organization’s mission of connecting the community to education, habitat restoration and stewardship of future salmon.
Cascadia Art Museum was founded with the belief that the community should have access to arts that are inclusive, equitable and representative of the entire population. The foundation awarded the museum $25,000 to support its 2022/23 program of visual arts exhibitions and educational outreach.
Seattle Repertory Theater has collaborated with artists to create productions and programs that reflect and celebrate the diverse cultures and life experiences of the community. They received a $6,000 grant to support programs such as Black is Light, Next Narrative Monologue, Student Matinee and Residency, and the Youth Works Festival.
For more information about the foundation, visit www.hazelmillerfoundation.org.