Community Partners Education Grant

Local businesses supporting local educators with funds to enrich the student’s learning environment.

Our Community Credit Union- community is in our middle name and working together is part of our mission. Together, local businesses provide classroom grants to local K-12 teachers, supporting their efforts to enhance the learning experience. Since it’s inception in 2014, the Community Partners Education Grant program has distributed over $113,000 to classrooms across Mason and Grays Harbor Counties.

The Community Partner Education Grant (CPEG) committee awarded $25,700 in grants to thirty-nince teachers in both Grays Harbor and Mason Counties in Washington State.

Grants were awarded for a wide range of projects including: the arts, physical fitness, reading, and math.  Several STEM related projects, field trips honoring local history and culture, and outdoor learning also received funding.  The committee approved 89% of the applications received this grant cycle.  A complete list of approved grants is available at cpegwa.wixsite.com/home/grants.

“We are thrilled that the CPEG grants will have an academic impact on over 4,000 students,” said CPEG committee member, Darren Eisele.

For six consecutive years, CPEG has awarded grants of up to $1,000 to local K-12 educators.  The partnership is comprised of nine local businesses, including Belco Forest Products, Elma Family Dental, Green Diamond Resource Company, Hood Canal Communications, Our Community Credit Union, Shelton Dental Center, Sierra Pacific Foundation, Simpson Door Company, and Vaughan Co, Inc.  Since its inception, the annual dollar amount and number of approved grants has doubled.

Founded in 2014, the Community Partners Education Grant (CPEG) has awarded over $113,000 of K-12 grant requests.  This unique program provides funding for educational projects and programs while allowing teachers great flexibility to develop them.  CPEG is local businesses supporting local educators with funds to enrich the student’s learning environment.

For more information please visit cpegwa.wixsite.com/home.

 

CPEG applications are reviewed each year by representatives from each participating business:
Belco Forest Products, Elma Family Dental, Green Diamond Resource Company, Hood Canal Communications, Our Community Credit Union, Shelton Dental Center, Sierra Pacific Foundation, Simpson Door Company and Vaughan Chopper Pumps.