Grant giving is currently suspended while other larger Foundation projects are being supported.
The APF has awarded more than $26,000 in grants for community projects on Fidalgo and Guemes islands. The grants are funded by the Puget Sound Energy leasing agreement with the Kiwanis Noon Club for use of land on Mount Erie.
Past Grant Award Recipients:
• Anacortes Senior Center for enhancement of the courtyard;
• Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center District, to train two "Big and Healthy" course instructors;
• Mt. Erie Elementary School bird sanctuary;
• Anacortes High School for new chairs for home and visiting teams;
• Anacortes Community Forest Lands educational equipment;
• Anacortes Baseball Club toward expenses of the 2003 American Legion Baseball State Tournament;
• Skagit County Parks for signs and landscaping at Youngs Park on Guemes Island;
• W.T. Preston historic site landscaping;
• Commercial Avenue tree planting project; The Depot Arts Center landscaping; and
• Ben Root Skate Park to partially replace an advance from the APF for initial construction.
• The Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center District to provide free admission to the Kids-R-Best swim kickoff party for families;
• Anacortes Park and Recreation to train tennis instructors;
• Skagit County Historical Society for roof restoration at Rosario School;
• Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve to begin building a trail and stairs;
• Causland Memorial Park Restoration Project Committee for continued restoration;
• Anacortes Historic Preservation Board for an event in Causland Park celebrating National Historic Preservation Week;
• Fidalgo Activity Network and Anacortes Parks and Recreation for Frisbee golf equipment for use at the Kids-R-Best Fest;
• Anacortes Parks for birch trees to plant at Volunteer Park;
• "Fidalgo Learning about the Intertidal Project" (FLIP), a new project sponsored by Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center; and
• A contribution to the efforts of the Keith Shugarts Memorial Playground Restoration Volunteers to relocate to the new library the former children's park.
To encourage private or public donations of land or money for the acquisition, development, and enhancement of park and recreation facilities in and around Anacortes. We also manage park-related projects and administer charitable contributions for local programs.