About RE/MAX® Community Grant Chest
The RE/MAX® Community Grant Chest was created in 2018 to provide funding to local nonprofit organizations doing vital work in the Stanwood-Camano Community. The first community event held to raise funds was “Evening with the Hidden Stars,” a fun-filled evening of local musical talent combined with a lively auction.
The “Evening with the Hidden Stars” event, held in January, resulted in close to $30,000 raised for community grants in both 2018 and 2019 and over $50,000 in 2020.
Evening With The Hidden Stars
From the very beginning, ‘’Evening with the Hidden Stars” has been a hugely popular event, selling out all years and raising funds for the Stanwood-Camano RE/MAX® Community Chest Grant Fund that will benefit multiple local non-profit organizations.
Community grants are extremely important for our local non-profits as a resource for funding special projects and supporting ongoing initiatives. With United Way changing the focus of its grants to a single cause, funding for many critical local programs is no longer available.
The RE/MAX® Community Grant Chest Fund will help fill that gap in the Stanwood, Camano Island area. The fund will be administered by the Stanwood Camano Area Foundation (SCAF) and accepts grant applications yearly.
Just some of the types of programs that can be funded through a community chest grant fund are:
- School supplies and programming support for low-income children
- Senior informative educational classes
- Medical assistance for uninsured
- Support therapy for the disabled
- Economic development to bring business to the area
Through this fund, a selection committee will consider applications that support any non-profit organizations in the Stanwood and Camano Island geographic footprint that need our help.