GIVE JEFFERSON | NOVEMBER 1ST - DECEMBER 31ST


THANK YOU FOR HELPING THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST IN OUR COMMUNITY! Your gifts make it possible for these small, local organizations to provide nutritious food for kids, medical supplies for the elderly, and housing for those who struggle to handle the expenses of daily life.

BELOW YOU CAN GIVE DIRECTLY TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING BASIC HUMAN SERVICESAll of these organizations have been visited by a community member serving on the UGN Community Outreach Team so that you can be assured that every dollar you give will have real impact. 

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY! Now more than ever, the working families of Jefferson County need our support. Thank you!

HERE IS HOW TO DONATE: Find the organizations you would like to support below. Click on the each one’s donate button and enter the amount you want to give to that organization. You will start a shopping cart so that you can hit “donate” for all of them at close out. You will also have the opportunity to add the credit card fee in your donation so that 100% of your donation goes to the nonprofits you support!

YOU WILL RECEIVE A DONATION RECEIPT: An email confirmation of your gift and a detailed tax-receipt will be sent to you after your donation. Please note that these will be from Jefferson Community Foundation, UGN’s administrative partner. 

WANT TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS? Generally, we send your donation information to the organizations you support so they can send you a special thanks. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can choose that option when you donate and we'll keep your information private.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR!

Grant Requests

UNITED GOOD NEIGHBORS GENERAL FUND

United Good Neighbors General Fund
The UGN team will make sure your gifts to the general fund get to where they are needed most. Your gifts will help fill gaps in services for folks like the veterans living in their cars in the Tri-Area, the children in our public schools that qualify for the free or reduced meal program, the working families that need access to low-cost medical services, and others. Every day of the year, the UGN team is out in our community working alongside our partner organizations so we know where your dollars can have greatest impact.
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2019 UGN PARTNERS!

Backpacks for Kids Port Townsend
Providing weekend backpacks of food for Port Townsend's most need.
 
Children at Salish Coast Elementary School and Blue Heron Middle School in grades K-8, who participate in the Free and Reduced lunch program, and have been selected by teachers who have the most knowledge of their needs, receive food for weekends throughout the year. Volunteers from Kiwanis Club, Elks Club, High School Interact Club and Key Club pack the food. The program maintains the privacy of the children.
Requested
6,000.00
Funded
339.54
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Bayside Housing & Services
Supportive transitional housing and services in Jefferson County.
 
BHS employs a unique partnership with the Old Alcohol Plant to lease hotel rooms offered on an extended-stay basis to low-income individuals and families facing homelessness while seeking permanent housing. We prioritize seniors, veterans, and low wage/underemployed individuals or families, who need housing to retain employment. BHS strengthens community by providing transitional housing and services, moving people toward independence.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,017.78
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Catholic Community Services -- Volunteer Chore
Provides services to low-income seniors and disabled adults.
 
Dedicated volunteers assist low-income elderly and disabled adults with transportation, housekeeping, household repairs, install wheelchair ramps and other safety devices. In partnership with Boeing’s Bluebells, ramps are being built for disabled seniors in southern Jefferson County.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
807.25
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Clallam Jefferson Pro Bono Law
CJCPBL provides civil legal assistance and representation.
 
CCJCPBL provides civil legal assistance and representation in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. There is no right to an attorney in civil cases. Civil legal matters have a direct effect basic human needs and the cost of legal representation is beyond what most people can afford. CJCPBL legal assistance and advocacy resolves issues such as loss of housing or health care, foreclosure, collections, custody issues, domestic violence or sexual assault and other issues. Justice should not be limited to those who can afford it.
Requested
6,500.00
Funded
279.80
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Clemente Course (The Jefferson Clemente Foundation)
Free college-level humanities course for low-income adults.
 
Provides humanities-based programs to under-served communities with the goal of increasing access and equity in education and culture. The Jefferson Clemente Course in the Humanities offers barrier-free college to low-income adults, with reimbursements for transportation and childcare. By fostering local collaborations and partnerships, we strive to empower critical reflection and civic engagement in Jefferson County.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
20.00
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Community Boat Project
Youth Job and Life Skills through adult mentorship.
 
A diverse pool of mentors help students find their passion for learning. Programs include Shelter from the Storm - internships for 18 - 25-year olds, Felicity Ann - a women's empowerment program, voyaging, on-the-water seamanship, environmental, and leadership. CBP also hosts an open shop time. These programs are always free and accredited. In boatbuilding, students learn to build virtually anything.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
241.81
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Community Wellness Project
CWP supports wellness through food & farm programs at Chimacum SD
 
Delivers programs in Chimacum Schools that teach students about healthy choices, good nutrition, and food systems with the goal of increasing wellness. Our programs include implementation of Farm to School and Teaching Gardens across the grades, and Career and Technical Education at the high school.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
155.44
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DASH
Improve accessibility of community facilities and services
 
DASH, an all-volunteer organization, evaluates accessibility of community facilities and services and consults with public and private entities to improve access. We provide print and online guides to accessibility at local community facilities including public and private venues and provide information to people with disabilities about their options. We advocate for improved access in community life and build greater understanding of obstacles faced by people with disabilities.
Requested
1,340.00
Funded
20.00
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Dove House Advocacy Services
Dove House is Jefferson County's crime victim services center
 
Dove House Advocacy Services has provided free and confidential services since 1983. We support members of our community recovering from trauma through education, advocacy, and crisis intervention. Our newest program is Recovery Café: a safe, warm, drug-and-alcohol-free community where everyone experiences love, belonging, healing, and the joy of contributing. Here you’ll find free meals & coffee, support groups, classes, and the message “you matter!” We hope to open by the end of 2019.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,638.08
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ECHHO
Volunteer-based transportation and medical equipment lending orga
 
ECHHO serves the needs of seniors, handicapped, disabled, and low-income individuals in East Jefferson County with a volunteer, no-cost transportation program for medical and therapy appointments, and essential errands. Door-to-door transportation is provided to facilities within Jefferson County as well as Kitsap, Clallam and Pierce Counties, and Seattle. ECHHO also provides no-cost loans of medical equipment for short or long-term use, including mobility devices and equipment for sick room and bathroom use.
Requested
6,000.00
Funded
1,366.32
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Food Bank Farm Gardens of Jefferson County
FBFG needs a way to prevent waste of fresh produce.
 
FBFG would like to purchase two freeze dryers for a pilot project to preserve produce, one in Port Townsend and one in the Tri-Area. Thousands of pounds of fresh produce is donated every year during harvest season. Unfortunately, most of this produce arrives within a short time period, and some had to be given to pigs or composted. Freeze dryers can minimize the food waste. In addition, any freeze-dried food that is stored can be a valuable emergency supply.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
77.72
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Housing Solutions Network
Generating new solutions to Jefferson County’s workforce housing crisis.
 
Over 45% of Jefferson County’s workforce now commutes from other counties primarily because housing prices are so high here. The Housing Solutions Network works to increase the availability of local affordable workforce housing by engaging community members – their leadership, time and talent – in the development of solutions like new construction, making existing rooms more available as rentals, offering seller-financing of homes or swapping rent for services. Our goal is to initiate new strategies for 350 affordable workforce housing units in the next five years.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
680.67
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JC Mash
JC MASH offers Jefferson County free medical & advocacy services.
 
JC MASH provides health & advocacy services for Jefferson County's marginalized residents including the underemployed, those without insurance, the homeless, those with behavioral health issues, & those who feel excluded from the mainstream healthcare system. JC MASH offers pro bono appointments with medical providers, health education & connects clients with other health & community services.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,225.39
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Jefferson County Association of Food Banks
JCBFA feeds the hungry with dignity.
 
Jefferson County Food Bank Association serves county residents by providing food to those in need, in an equitable manner, without discrimination, while maintaining an atmosphere that recognizes the dignity of each individual. JCFBA serves our community through four food banks: Brinnon, Quilcene, Tri-Area and Port Townsend.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
20.00
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Jefferson County Farmers Markets
Bring farm food to our community through food access programs.
 
The Jefferson County Farmers Markets support nutritious, farm-direct food access for people of all incomes. We host 3 vibrant farmers market with 80+ farm, artisan food and arts vendors. We make these accessible to people with low incomes by offering SNAP/EBT and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program voucher matching, as well as a fruit and vegetable prescription program.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
213.99
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Jefferson County Pride
Safe places for LGBTQ youth and their allies.
 
Jefferson County Pride offers a dedicated LGBTQ gathering space of for youth. LGBTQ youth are disproportionately affected by homelessness, access to healthcare, and bullying. A safe space to provide community and resources is crucial. County is geographically isolated, and it is challenging for youth to get to the nearest LGBTQ gathering space. Jefferson County Pride will operate such a space at the Port Townsend Community Center, to support LGBTQ youth in Jefferson County.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
466.32
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Jefferson County Shelter (COAST)
Year-round shelter for single, homeless adults
 
COAST offers 33 beds per night to single adults, providing a safe place to sleep, with priority given for military veterans, seniors, persons with disabilities and those escaping domestic abuse. Most have little to no income and could not rent a room. Hot dinners, simple breakfasts and sack lunch are provided to guests by faith-based and community groups. Hot showers and hygiene supplies are available. COAST partners with OlyCAP to offer transitional help with income, jobs and housing.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
1,186.18
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Jefferson Teen Center
After School Program Serving Tri-Area Teens since 1992
 
Providing a fun, safe place after-school for our tri-area teens to feel accepted, creative, and supported. The JTC is open daily after school, offering free healthy snacks, and enrichment activities. Our facility offers a structured environment for the teenagers to do homework with the help of professional staff & volunteers as well as fun games, arts & crafts, music, computers, and much more!
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
290.16
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JIAC (Jefferson Interfaith Action Coalition)
People of Faith for Justice
 
JIAC (Jefferson Interfaith Action Coalition) provides daytime shelter and supportive space to the homeless during the cold winter months. Jefferson Interfaith Action Coalition seeks to mobilize people of faith of any spiritual walk to action. We are a gathering of individuals from different faiths joined together to nurture positive awareness and change. Drawing on the resources of our faith traditions, learning from each other, inspired by and in partnership with the broader community, we work to support justice, peace and human worth.
Requested
4,000.00
Funded
466.32
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Kaleidoscope Play and Learn - First Step Family Support Center
First Step promotes health development of children and families.
 
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn is a free organized playgroup open to all children ages 0-5 with their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and other family and friends who take care of them. Parents and children come together to hear stories, have snacks, do crafts, and participate in circle time and supportive discussions. This is a great place to have FUN with your children, to interact with other families in playtime, and enhance the bond with your family and the community. Sessions are free and open to everyone.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
336.79
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NAMI
NAMI offers mental illness support, education, and advocacy.
 
NAMI Jefferson County is an all-volunteer organization that provides regular support groups for those affected by mental illness and for their families, and provides free education workshops to the community. NAMI also advocates at the local, state and federal levels for improved mental health legislation and services. NAMI works to create awareness of mental health issues, and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Requested
2,500.00
Funded
20.00
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North Olympic Salmon Coalition
When you invest in youth, you invest in our future.
 
The Real Learning, Real Work program takes students out to restoration sites to apply and develop STEM and problem-solving skills. These programs plant future forests, and the seeds for a new generation of environmental stewards. We partner with the community teaching salmon ecology, riparian processes, restoration, watershed health, pollution prevention, interconnectivity, and much more. When you invest in youth, you invest in our future.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
51.81
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Olympic Angels
Love Local. We all can do something to improve foster care.
 
Olympic Angels wraps community around children and families in the foster care system. By matching committed volunteers with families and children in foster care, we give everyone a chance to ask themselves what they can do to improve the lives of a local family in our foster community. Through meals, phone calls, visits, and general support, connections are made between volunteers and families and lives are forever changed. We are ready to change both the experience and the story of foster care in Jefferson County!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,874.32
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Olympic Neighbors
Home and community for people with developmental disabilities
 
Olympic Neighbors is dedicated to ensuring that people with developmental disabilities can live good, meaningful and inclusive lives in the community. As parents age and can no longer care for their adult children they need safe, affordable options for housing in the community. Olympic Neighbors is committed to providing supportive housing services and community inclusion for our friends and neighbors with special needs.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,794.53
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PHLUSH
PHLUSH champions the human right to sustainable toilet systems.
 
PHLUSH believes that toilet availability is a human right and that well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils. Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for infrastructure-destroying seismic events with appropriate ecological toilet systems.
Requested
1,500.00
Funded
207.25
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Strongertowns - Skillmation
Skillmation: Mentoring Connections for Jefferson County
 
Skillmation integrates the talents and skill of individuals, non-profits and businesses throughout our Jefferson County community. We build bridges between people and organizations with specific areas of expertise, and those with the enthusiasm and desire to learn. Profiled on our website are over 165 local mentors and 40 plus businesses & non-profits ready to share their knowledge. Your donation will build success from the ground up by helping us outreach for our ever expanding mentoring and tutoring needs and requests.
Requested
2,500.00
Funded
50.00
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St. Vincent de Paul
SVdP provides emergency help for those with nowhere else to turn.
 
The Society of St Vincent DePaul responds to the emergency needs of individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn. SVdP is a passionate, all-volunteer organization. We work in teams, meeting face-to-face to offer emergency financial assistance and referrals. Most often we give aid for food, gas, utilities, rent, bus passes, emergency shelter, prescriptions, medical/dental expenses, repairs, insurance, clothing and laundry.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
735.75
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Sunfield Land for Learning
Sunfield Farm-to-Food Bank Program
 
Sunfield Education Association seeks to address local food insecurity by providing fresh produce, eggs, and meat to local food banks in Jefferson County. Sunfield farm-to-foodbank will offer food bank customers free experiences on the farm at our U-Pick berry and flower patches. Providing this service and experience to vulnerable families will support their need for food and will also allow them to experience the Sunfield Biodynamic Farm in a meaningful way.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
330.88
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The Recyclery
Promoting bicycle use for a healthy & sustainable community.
 
Through our education programs and bicycle recycling services, we inform the public about the social, environmental and health benefits of cycling. We strive to increase bicycle ridership in Jefferson County by empowering and motivating people to live active and healthy lifestyles. Our vision is to see a world empowered, fulfilled and engaged in communities that foster the health of people and our planet through bicycling.
Requested
1,500.00
Funded
103.62
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Weekend Nutrition Program
Take home food program serving Quilcene and Brinnon students.
 
Weekend Nutrition Programs offers nutritious meals for the weekend, when students do not have access to school meals. The meals are shelf stable and packed in a discreet backpack for the kids to bring home. We partner with Quilcene and Brinnon Schools to identify the children in need of weekend food assistance.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
383.42
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YMCA
The Y: Nurturing our kids healthy minds, bodies and spirits!
 
Our Summer Meals and Literacy program offers meals and enrichment activities to school-aged youth. We have forged strong and lasting partnerships with Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene, and Brinnon Schools, locating food sites at schools and identifying the literacy and enrichments needs of kids. We believe that there is no excuse for kids going hungry or falling behind in school in our community.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
759.07
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