Olympic Nature Experience has been the fortunate recipient of grant funding for the 2021-22 school year. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of local foundations and organizations who share our vision to get more kids outside, more families to connect to the natural world and more caretakers for the land we love.
The Walkling Trust partially funded our tuition assistance program in 2021. Their support helped us make leaps toward our goal of making the Sarah Salazar-Tipton Tuition Assistance Fund self-sustaining, to provide access to our programs for all children regardless of economic status. We still have a long way to go, but we are grateful every day for local partners like the Walkling Trust.
The Walkling Trust provides support for Clallam County, WA, social service and civic groups. College scholarships and vocational grants for Port Angeles High School, WA, graduates; emergency grants awarded to individuals and service agencies in Clallam County, WA, for medical care and housing costs.
Albert Haller Foundation
The Haller Foundation supports many organizations in our region and we are proud to be on their list for 2021. They granted funds to Olympic Nature Experience for our Sarah Salazar-Tipton Tuition Assistance Fund to help us provide an equal opportunity for Clallam County kids to get outside, learn primitive skills, valuable social-emotional learning and caretaking the land.
Albert Haller understood the value of education and community. His entire life was an expression of these values; his legacy is dedicated to their continuance. By establishing his foundation, Albert Haller ensured that his vision would live on to help the places and people he cared about so much, spreading the benefits in the same spirit of giving that he manifested in life.
The Foundation is managed by a board of five volunteer directors including the Superintendents of both Sequim and Port Angeles School districts. Their charge has been to carry out the objectives of Albert Haller’s legacy, which has been done faithfully for 25 years.
Clallam County Economic Development Council
The Clallam County Economic Development Council has been integral to the survival of local nonprofits during the Covid-19 crisis. This generous group provided Olympic Nature Experience with Lifeboat and Paycheck Protection Funds. Our organization survived the pandemic and will continue to thrive thanks to their assistance. We’ll be investing heavily in our people and places in 2022 by providing in-depth training to our staff, expanding our programming, developing new sites and nurturing our current classrooms.
The Economic Development Council partners to make Clallam County a great place for businesses to thrive and people to live. By working collaboratively, they catalyze business leadership, nonpartisan problem-solving and data-driven strategies to get results for Clallam County.