‘Thank You!’ to the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Brian and Marya Griffin Community Fund

Jansen Art Center, as recipient of Whatcom Community Foundation’s Brian and Marya Griffin Community Fund

Youth Initiative: Ceramics Studio Upgrade

Awarded $3,823 to add a new potters’ wheel and a slab roller in response to increased interest participation by youth. The addition of high quality, child-friendly equipment will increase studio opportunities for everyone, especially young artists.

Lynden, WA July 31, 2019 – Jansen Art Center today announced …

Jansen Art Center is pleased to announce themselves as a recipient of Whatcom Community Foundation’s Brian and Marya Griffin Community Fund. This grant was awarded to Jansen Art Center – a non-profit Art Center whose vision is to be a vibrant place in our region where the arts flourish, where artists mentor others to find their creative expression, and where the community supports the arts for future generations. Received from Whatcom Community Foundation’s Brian and Marya Griffin Community Fund; supports capital projects benefiting the Arts, Culture and Community Advancement in Whatcom County (Non-Endowed), in the amount of $3,823 for the addition of a new potters’ wheel and a slab roller to upgrade the Ceramics Studio.

“Thanks to the Griffin Community Fund, we now have a kid friendly, easy to operate slab roller for our ongoing kid and adult classes. The additional pottery wheel has helped to increase our user experience and engage more youth in our pottery classes. Contributions like this help to further the ceramic medium by engaging more individuals at a young age.” Jesse Rasmussen – Ceramics Studio Program Director.

Whatcom Community Foundation’s Brian and Marya Griffin Community Fund

With the help of several community members working with their Board of Directors, the Whatcom Community Foundation distributes grants based on community needs, opportunities and, in the case of donor-advised and designated funds, donor goals.

Thanks to a growing pool of unrestricted endowed funds, they are able to make a variety of grants from the endowment’s income to improve Whatcom County’s quality of life through literacy programs, health, environmental education, service learning projects, youth and family services, community arts programs and much more.

The Brian & Marya Griffin Community Fund supports capital projects benefiting the Arts, Culture and Community Advancement in Whatcom County (Non-Endowed).