The year 2020 was, for most of us, overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as it wreaked havoc on individuals, families, and communities worldwide. The regions that First Federal Community Foundation supports were not exempt. Our healthcare systems, schools, businesses, community institutions, and community members were stressed as never before.
Yet, as the pandemic tightened its grip on every aspect of our daily lives, the organizations featured in this annual report responded swiftly to mitigate its impact. These nonprofits were creative, agile, resourceful and resilient in assessing and addressing immediate and critical community needs and working to rebuild lives and economies. They served as a lifeline to keep our communities afloat during this troubled time.
We at First Federal Community Foundation are honored to have provided grants to these organizations in 2020-more than 40, with total contributions of $765,000-to support them in fulfilling their critical mission and furthering our shared commitment of strengthening our communities.
“We dedicate this Annual Report to the nonprofits that helped our friends and neighbors in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Whatcom Counties weather the storm that was 2020. We extend our appreciation for the positive and significant difference they make. Together, we are strengthening our communities.”
– Norman J. Tonina, Jr., President of the Board