You can donate to any of these funds online by clicking the fund name below. If you have any questions, please contact us at 360-378-1001 or by email at We can also take donations by phone, or you can mail payment to SJICF, PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Please be sure to note the fund name with your mailed donation. Thank you!

Donate To A Fund

Fund Name Description
Other Grant Funds
SJICF Emergency Response Fund A fund established to address the emerging critical needs in the San Juan Island community during an emergency or crisis affecting San Juan Islanders (currently related to COVID-19 response). Note: All fees will be covered by SJICF, including online donation fees. 100% of your donation will go to the nonprofits serving our most vulnerable community members.
Pass Through This fund can be used to donate to any nonprofit you choose (for a list of vetted and eligible local nonprofits, click Nonprofit Directory at the top of this page). SJICF will send your donation along to your chosen organization. This fund is especially useful if you wish to remain anonymous or if you want to contribute to multiple nonprofits in one simple transaction.
SJICF Youth Philanthopy Grant fund established to engage San Juan Island youth in philanthropy.
SJICF General Endowment Funds
General Endowment Fund - Grants The SJICF General Endowment Fund is used for general granting to nonprofits. As an endowed fund, it is subject to our spending policy to ensure longevity.
General Endowment Fund - SJICF Operations The SJICF Operating General Endowment supports SJICF operations. As an endowed fund, it is subject to the SJICF spending policy to ensure longevity.
Healthy Community Grant Funds
Fund for Youth Athletics This fund is devoted to the development & maintenance of high-quality athletic facilities for kids of all ages.
SJICF Board of Directors Memorial Fund Originally established to honor the memory of Eric Parsons, beloved SJICF Board Chair, this fund is to honor those who served as board members of SJICF.
Arts & Culture Grant fund established to support arts & cultural preservation programs on San Juan Island.
Community Infrastructure Grant fund established to improve community and nonprofit infrastructure on San Juan Island.
Education Grant fund established to support education programs on San Juan Island.
Environment Grant fund established to support programs geared toward addressing environmental health on San Juan Island.
Housing Grant fund established to support programs addressing housing challenges on San Juan Island.
Our Food Supply Grant fund established to support programs geared toward improvement and increased access to a steady food supply on San Juan Island.
Philosophy for Children Grant fund established to support youth philosophy programs on San Juan Island.
Senior Programs Grant fund established to support senior programs/elder care programs on San Juan Island.
Social Needs Grant fund established to support programs addressing general social needs on San Juan Island.
SJICF Healthy Community Grant Fund - Any Needs Area The Healthy Community Grant Fund provides grant funding for a wide variety of nonprofits throughout the year. Contributions to this fund may be for general use or designated to a specific interest area fund, listed below. If you have an idea for a new area of interest, please contact us at 360-378-1001.
Nonprofit Funds
Friends of SJ Library Building Fund Created in 2019 to hold funds received for new San Juan Library facility.
Family Umbrella Group Established to support the ongoing programs of the Family Umbrella Group on San Juan Island.
Friends of San Juan Library Fund - General Established to support the ongoing programs of the San Juan Island Library.
4th of July Fireworks Fund Created to help fund the annual Friday Harbor 4th of July fireworks display.
PADs for Parkinson's Established to support the mission of PADs for Parkinson's on San Juan Island.
San Juan Center Head Start Fund Established to support the expansion project for San Juan Center Head Start building and playground.
SJIFRC "Changing Lives" Fund In early 2018, the San Juan Island Family Resource Center launched a campaign to expand their current building in order to provide much-needed capacity for safety and client confidentiality, offices, restrooms, storage and program space critical to their mission. Donations to this fund helps support the building expansion.
Pooled Donor Advised Fund
Women's Fund of SJICF The Women’s Fund of the San Juan Island Community Foundation was established in 2003 and meets the desire of many island women to provide an effective way to support important island needs. Membership fees are pooled into a Donor Advised Fund managed by the Community Foundation. The minimum annual donation is $100. Members vote to allocate the collective funds to nonprofits three times each year using the Foundation’s grant process.
Nonprofit Endowments
Music Fund This endowed fund makes annual distributions to the San Juan Public Schools to support the music program.
SJ Public Schools Foundation Fund This endowed fund makes an annual distribution to the San Juan Public Schools Foundation in support of public education.
SJICF Cornerstone Society
SJICF Cornerstone Society - 100% Operations Annual donation of $1,000 or more to SJICF in support of our operating expenses.
SJICF Cornerstone Society - 50% Healthy Community Grant Fund/50% SJICF Operations Cornerstone members may opt to donate 50% of their annual $1,000 contribution to our Healthy Community Grant Fund (50% to support SJICF Operations/50% to support Grants).
SJICF Operating Funds
SJICF Operating Fund The SJICF Operating Fund supports SJICF programs and operations to help us fulfill our mission of building a healthy community for all San Juan islanders.
Nonprofit Project Designated Funds
PIMC Nurses Training/Education Supports all forms of training for nursing staff at PIMC (initial certifications as well as continuing professional development).
PIMC Unrestricted Fund Created to support general needs of the PeaceHealth/Peace Island Medical Center on San Juan Island.
PIMC Cancer Care Center Created to support the Cancer Care Center at PIMC in efforts to help patients feel more at ease during cancer treatment.
Scholarship Funds
John Volk Memorial Fund Established by the SJI Pilots Association in 2007 to honor John’s memory by encouraging others to follow his example, and by giving them the tools to do so. This fund provides financial assistance to students pursuing a career in an aviation related field. The scholarship program seeks to encourage and reward the sort of friendship, leadership, and service that typified John Volk’s presence in our community.
SJICF General Scholarship Fund The SJICF General Scholarship Fund provides grants for a wide variety of opportunities, including college tuition and vocational training scholarships. The fund is managed by the SJICF Scholarship Committee.
Joanie Komen Scholarship Fund Established in memory of Joanie Komen.
Marcia Zakarison MD Fund This scholarship is provided in the name of Dr. Marcia Zakarison, who believed that every young person should have an equal opportunity to receive the best education possible. Dr. Zakarison was a healer of body and soul. She was an accomplished physician using her skills in medicine and her empathy and passion for the human spirit to promote healing.
Other Funds