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Suncadia Fund For Community Enhancement

Mission 

The mission of the Fund is to provide a source of funding and organization for activities and investments that will create and enhance a dynamic and vital community experience for the Owners. The Fund will have the ability to participate in a broad range of activities intended to improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental conditions of Suncadia and its immediate environs, including the Town of Roslyn, the City of Cle Elum and the City of South Cle Elum. The nature of the Fund’s investments will inevitably change as the community that it supports grows and evolves over time; it will, however, remain focused on enhancing the lives of the members of the community through its potentially far-reaching endeavors.

 

 Current Board Members
Marne Schwartz – President; Jim Becker – 1st Vice President; Liz Thomas – 2nd Vice President; Roger Beck –Secretary; Gary Madonna -Treasurer

 

 

2021 Grant Awards = $276,858 (as of 09-14-2021)

  • Upper Kittitas County homeless outreach office van motor vehicle = $20,000
  • Upper Kittitas County Rotary COAL 2021 Weekend Nutrition program = $3,500
  • Roslyn Cemetery Beneficial Association Washington State History online learning = $7,550
  • SCC Trails Renovation Phase 2 Projects (Nelson Farm and adjacent areas) = $35,000
  • Community Builders Teen Clubhouse project = $40,000
  • Rotary Club of Upper Kittitas County Cle Elum2021 City Park playground project = $50,000
  • 2021 Cle ElumDowntown Public Market funding = $8,000
  • Roslyn / Suncadia Summer 2021 Market Program at Nelson Farm= $15,000
  • Friends In Service to Humanity Kitchen Flash Freezer Grant=$8,400
  • Economic Development Group of Kittitas County Business Development Center = $10,000
  • Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #649 Heat Pump project partial funding = $7,500
  • Mountains to Sound Greenaway Trust Trails Easement Agreements = $20,000
  • Upper Kittitas County Youth Baseball Softball Association Cle Elum Fields Improvement=$7,454
  • Boy Scout Troop 488 Fireman’s Park Fence Project = $5,000
  • Roslyn Historical Cemetery – Cle Elum Heritage Club Cemetery Restoration Project = $10,000
  • Roslyn Fire Department / Cle Elum River Watershed Priority Landscape Fuels Reduction Project = $20,775
  • Roslyn Library outdoor seating bench projects = $3,679
  • Cle Elum City Park Mural Project = $5,000

2020 Projects Funded

  • Thorpe School District “Farm to School” robotics project = $7,000.00
  • Community trail upgrades, enhanced signage and improvements $50,000
  • “Learn from the Masters Music Outreach” = $2,000
  • Kittitas County Conservation District – Cle Elum strategic fire break pilot project = $10,000
  • Community Builders – summer youth program = $3,500
  • Art-to-GO program = $2,388
  • Hope Source food pantry – Cle Elum = $5,000
  • Community Outreach and Life Skills Center (COAL) Lunch Program – Ronald, WA = $3,500
  • Cle Elum River Watershed Priority Landscape fuels reduction program = $12,500
  • Kittitas County Parks and Recreation District # 1 Loop Trail project = $12,000
  • Cle Elum Downtown Association Covid-19 business recovery grant = $10,000
  • Suncadia October Pumpkin Patch Series = $23,000
  • Thorpe Mill Historical Preservation Society = $5,000
  • Cle Elum Kiwanis Park Structure = $7,500
  • Community Holiday Lighting Event = $20,000
  • Suncadia Winterfest Funding = $45,000
  • Cle Elum Eagles Holiday Food Basket Project = $3,000
  • Historic Thorpe Mill ADA deck project = $4,923
  • Easton School District Student Internet Hotspots = $5,000
  • HopeSource Emergency Food Pantry Bulk Food Program = $5,000
  • Hope Source Food Pantry Bulk Food Bank staffing and equipment project = $16,400
  • Kittitas Conservation Trust Upper Yakima River Floodplains Land Acquisition Restoration Project = $20,000

2019 Projects Funded

  • Suncadia Kite festival = $5,000
  • Roslyn-Ronald-Cle Elum historical cemetery kiosk = $20,000
  • Roslyn Fire Department primary response aid vehicle = $25,000
  • Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #649 kitchen equipment upgrade = $20,000
  • Cle Elum–Roslyn High School “Future Business Leaders of America” = $890
  • Harvest Festival “Touch a Truck” program netted $3,000 for Fire District 6
  • Suncadia Community Council Holiday Lighting Upgrades = $20,208 00
  • Kittitas Conservation Trust “Thrash the Trash” event = $2,421
  • Suncadia Events = $93,000
  • Cle Elum – Roslyn Schools Music Department = $5,000
  • Roslyn Farmers Market improvements = $5,297
  • Pioneer Days Queen Coronation event = $800
  • Community Builders after school programs = $30,000 over 3 yrs.
  • City of Cle Elum Hanson Park improvement (match) = $6,800
  • Son’s & Daughters of Italy Historic Cemetery monument (match) = $5,000
  • Easton School District classroom emergency kits = $1,800Kittitas County Youth Services Youth Mentoring Program = $30,000 over 3 yrs.
  • Cle Elum Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Crafts Club holiday gift food baskets = $1,000
  • Kittitas County Economic Development “Business Incubator” office = $10,00Kittitas County Fire Dist. 1 – Elk Heights station construction (match) = $15,000
  • Sparrow Clubs USA, Cle Elum Elementary and Middle School “Adopt a Sparrow” – needy child support = $5,000

2018 Projects Funded

  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt- $5,000.00.
  • Harvestfest – $62,000
  • Kite Festival – $5,000
  • 4th of July Events $2,500 Fireworks $2,500
  • 2018 Holiday Lighting. Electrification & Holiday Tree in Dawson Park – $10,000.
  • ArtsCouncil Funding – $85,000
  • Expansion of Hiking and Nordic Trail signage – $44,000
  • Kittitas County Conservation District – Small Landowner Firewise & Fuels Reduction Educational Video Proposal $10,500.00
  • Upper Kittitas County Senior Center – Purchase of 2 computers $2872.32
  • Upper Kittitas County Senior Center – To construct and equip two showers (one in Women’s room and 1 in Men’s room). $4,283.20
  • Youth Services of Kittitas County, Inc. – Hiring a Youth outreach and recruiting specialist to focus on the Upper Kittitas County -$3,000
  • Roslyn Outdoor School – Support three key aspects of our program: Student Safety and Preparedness in a Changing Environment, Tools, Resources and Transportation to Enhance Outdoor Exploration and Student Management and Access. – $5,475.00
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway- To purchase enough equipment to outfit a 30-person volunteer group or trail crew for a variety of maintenance tasks. – $3,900.00
  • Friends of the Roslyn Library – For Book Mobile, Educational Film Night, Computer Lab Equipment – $5154.18
  • Walter Strom Middle School – Fund a full time robotics class $7,918.08
  • Hanson Ponds – To contribute to the reestablishment of the Hanson Ponds trail. The Board will provide a letter of commitment for $10,000 in order to assist with obtaining and RCO grant.
  • DawsonPark Disc golf expansion – Funds to finish the project – $5,000.00.
  • Boo Elum Halloween in Cle Elum
  • Hanson Ponds Trailhead Improvement = $10,000
2017 Projects Funded

  • Community Builders in the amount of $500 approved outside of a regular meeting.
  • Interact Club request for partial funding for Flagpole Park, Cle Elum, Washington = $2,000
  • Youth Services of Kittitas County, Inc. Outreach/coordinator = $10,000
  • Nerdy Girls – Robotics Program for Kittitas County teenage girls. = $5000.
  • Northern Kittitas County Historical Society, Carpenter House Museum Improvement = $16,200
  • Community Builders Summer Program – Providing for field trips for UKC youth = $10,000
  • Towns to Teanaway Corridor Project = $20,000
  • Thorpe Robotics – to support a free after school robotics program = $4,803
  • Upper Kittitas County Senior Center Dishwasher Replacement Project = $17,842
  • Hospice Friends part-time office in Cle Elum support = $10,973
  • Suncadia SkyWatchProgram telescopes = $14,252