Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, museums receive grants
November 22, 2011
Countywide Community Forums of King County announced the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Issaquah History Museums as grant recipients Nov. 14.
The food bank received $500 and the museums received $100 after encouraging people to complete a survey about the King County budget. The more respondents completing the survey on behalf of each organization increased the grant amount.
Overall, the process generated more than 1,800 survey responses — a record for Countywide Community Forums, a nonprofit organization in partnership with King County government.“This is the first time Countywide Community Forums has provided a grant incentive program for nonprofit organizations in our community,” John Spady, citizen coordinator for the program, said in a statement. “We are very pleased with the strong participation levels, and thanks to the hard work of our partners, we have awarded $7,700 in grants and more than doubled survey responses from CCF’s best round in October 2010.”
The food bank intends to use the grant to upgrade service for clients.
“The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will be using our $500 grant for technology improvements,” Executive Director Cori Kauk said in a statement. “We are improving our technology so that we can be more efficient, track data, work smarter and improve our communications. All of which helps us do business better, which helps us better serve our clients and community in the long run.”