Community Grants

The PARC Foundation is proud to partner with and support local community organizations whose mission is to preserve the quality of life in Thurston County through enhancing parks, arts, recreation, and cultural activities. Are you interested in applying for funds or partnering with us? If yes, we'd love to hear from you! Send an email to [email protected]

Our fantastic board is currently developing a formal grant request process, so stay tuned for more information!

Community Grants and Partnerships

The PARC Foundation has awarded approximately $800,000 to projects and programs throughout Thurston County since 2004. The number of grants awarded and the amount of funding available varies from year to year, according to the growth of the funds available or partnership donations. PARC is proud of the foundation’s ability to make a definitive, positive, significant difference through fiscal support to the communities that PARC serves — it’s what PARC does!  Below are the grants that the PARC Foundation has contributed back to the local parks and recreation departments and other organizations in the last three years.

2023 Community Grants

  • Roosevelt Elementary Enhancements - $1,000
  • Capital City Chorus - $2,500 (PARC Foundation Dohm Fund)
  • Harlequin Productions - $12,000 (Arts Resiliency Fund)
  • Olympia Peace Choir - $1,000
  • Olympia Jazz Central - $2,000
  • South Sound Roller Derby - $500
  • Olympia Symphony Orchestra - $2,000
  • Senior Services - Music Mending Minds - $1,100
  • City of Lacey Scholarship Fund - $6,000
  • City of Tenino Scholarship Fund - $1,000
  • City of Tumwater Scholarship Fund - $5,000
  • Local Schools Earth Day Awards - $2,800

2022 Community Grants

  • Capital City Chorus - $4,000 (PARC Foundation Dohm Fund)
  • City of Olympia, Oly On Ice - $5,000 (PARC Foundation and Albertson Companies Foundation)
  • City of Olympia, Scholarship Fund - $1,000 (PARC Foundation and Capital City Marathon)
  • City of Lacey, Scholarship Fund - $5,000 (PARC Foundation Fund)
  • City of Tumwater, Scholarship Fund - $5,000 (PARC Foundation Fund)
  • Harlequin Theater $12,000 (PARC Foundation Dohm Fund)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation – $500 (PARC Foundation and St. Mark Lutheran Church Endowment)
  • Earth Day 2022 Volunteer and Student Challenge Awards at four parks - $2,900 awarded to eight participating schools (Partnership with the Lions Clubs of Lacey & Olympia)
  • City of Olympia Armory January 19, 2022 Event Support – $550 (PARC Foundation)
  • Tenino Veterans Project - $3,633 (PARC Foundation and Tenino Honor Roll Association)


2021 Community Grants

  • Harlequin Theater $5,000 (PARC Foundation and anonymous donor)
  • City of Tenino Caboose Project - $5,000 (Partnership PARC Foundation and BNSF Foundation)
  • Olympia Film Society Facility Support – $4,000 (PARC Foundation Jocelyn Dohm Fund)
  • Oregon Trails Day Fund Raiser – $10,057 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Tenino Chamber of Commerce)
  • Harlequin Theater Facility Support - $5,000 (PARC Foundation Jocelyn Dohm Fund)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Scholarship Fund - $500 (Partnership PARC Foundation and St. Mark Lutheran Church)
  • Thurston County Specialized Recreation Scholarship Support - $700 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church)
  • Olympia Symphony Orchestra Support - $5000 (PARC Foundation Jocelyn Dohm Fund)


2020 Community Grants

  • Woodland Trail Greenway Association - $4,000 (PARC Foundation and anonymous donor)
  • Harlequin Theater - $5,000 (PARC Foundation and anonymous donor)
  • City of Tumwater Summer Camp Cascadia Program - $5,000 (Partnership PARC Foundation and anonymous donor)
  • City of Olympia Summer SKKP program - $5,000 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • City of Lacey Summer Feeding and Play Pal Program – $10,000 (Partnership PARC Foundation and Dawkins Charitable Trust)
  • Lacey July 3rd, 2020 Fireworks Spectacular – $5,000 (Partnership PARC Foundation and anonymous donors) Note: carried over to 2021
  • City of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater Scholarship Fund Support - $4,800 ($1,600 each, Partnership PARC Foundation and Nisqually Indian Tribe)
  • City of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater Scholarship Fund Support - $2,100 ($700 each, (Partnership PARC Foundation)
  • Northwest Play Wrights – Hotel Olympia performance support – $1,000 (PARC Foundation Jocelyn Dohm Fund)
  • Olympia Symphony Orchestra Youth Program - $2,000 (PARC Foundation Jocelyn Dohm Fund)
  • Contact

    Contact Us

    The PARC Foundation loves to hear from the community. Let us know what interests you!