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Polish Home Foundation is
a Seattle based non-profit organization that promotes Polish heritage in the Pacific Northwest by sponsoring local events involving Polish culture and arts, by taking part in events important to the Polish-American community and by assisting Polish - American organizations in the area. PHF is a public 501(c)(3) charity.

 
Grants
 
Summary of grants

 

2010

Summary of 2010 grants

 Dec 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$5,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle towards the debt from the Expansion Project at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

 Nov 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$5,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle towards the debt from the Expansion Project at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

 Oct 2010: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn.

$1,000 to the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn. to support the Seattle Polish Film Festival

 Oct 2010: Polish Soccer Club

$2,000 to the Polish Soccer Club in Seattle for the new season

Sep 2010: Polish Book Club

$350 to the Polish Book Club in Seattle to support meeting with author Inga Iwasiow

 Jul 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$5,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle towards the debt from the Expansion Project at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

 Jul 2010: Salon of Poetry

$300 to the Salon of Poetry in Seattle to support promotion of Polish poetry in Seattle

 June 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$5,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle towards the debt from the Expansion Project at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

Jun 2010: Polish School in Seattle

$500 to the Polish School in Seattle for the awards for the students and educational materials

Jun 2010: Polish School in Bellevue

$500 to the Polish School in Bellevue for the awards for the students and educational materials

 Jun 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$200 to the Polish Home Assn. to support International Dance event in Seattle

 May 2010: Aparat Films

$5,000 to Aparat Films to support the Sybiracy project and the animation movie The Trip To Nowhere

 May 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$500 to the Polish Home Association towards new folk costumes for the children troupe Mlodzi Polanie  

 May 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$5,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle towards the debt from the Expansion Project at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

 Apr 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$5,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle towards the debt from the Expansion Project at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

 Mar 2010: Polish Home Assn.

$15,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle towards the debt from the Expansion Project at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home

Feb 2010: JP II Foundation in Seattle

$500 towards creating a monument in Seattle to honor John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla).

2009

Summary of 2009 grants

 Dec 2009: Aparat Films

$4,000 to Aparat Films to support the Sybiracy project and the animation movie The Trip To Nowhere

 Nov 2009: Polish Soccer Club

$2,000 to the Polish Soccer Club in Seattle for the new season

 Nov 2009: Polish Film Festival in America

$500 to the Society for Arts towards the Polish Film Festival in America in Seattle

 Nov 2009: Aparat Films

$2,000 to Aparat Films to support the Sybiracy project lecture, exhibition and the animation movie The Trip To Nowhere

 Nov 2009: Aparat Films

$4,000 to Aparat Films to support the Sybiracy project lecture, exhibition and the animation movie The Trip To Nowhere

Mar 2009: Polish Home Assn.

Total of $50,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle for the Expansion Project at the Polish Home

 Oct 2009: Polish Home Assn.

$400 to the Polish Home Association towards new folk costumes for the children troupe Mlodzi Polanie  

Jun 2009: Polish School in Seattle

$1,000 to the Polish School in Seattle for the awards for the students and educational materials

Jun 2009: Polish School in Bellevue

$500 to the Polish School in Bellevue for the awards for the students and educational materials

Jun 2009: Polish Home Assn.

$20,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle for the Expansion Project at the Polish Home

May 2009: Ms. Anna Ferens

$400 stipend to director Anna Ferens to support screening of the movie Three Buddies at the Polish Home in Seattle

 Apr 2009: Polish Soccer Club

$2,000 to the Polish Soccer Club in Seattle for the new season

Apr 2009: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn.

$1,000 to the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn to support the Seattle Polish Film Festival

Mar 2009: Polish Home Assn.

$35,00 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle for the Expansion Project at the Polish Home

Feb 2009: Polish Home Assn.

$2,000 to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle towards the cost of renovation of the historical Wilkeson flag

Feb 2009: Polish Home Assn.

Total of $66,00 to the Polish Home Association in Seattle for the Expansion Project at the Polish Home

2008

Summary of 2008 grants

 Dec 2008: Northwest Film Forum

$500 to the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle to support Polish movies at the Animation Festival in January 2009

Dec 2008: Polish Home Assn.

$100,345 to the Polish Home Association in Seattle for the construction of the new wing at the Polish Home

 Nov 2008: Polish Home Assn.

$44,991 to the Polish Home Association in Seattle for the construction of the new wing at the Polish Home

 Oct 2008: Polish Home Assn.

$53,844 to the Polish Home Association in Seattle for the construction of the new wing at the Polish Home

 Aug 2008: Polish Home Assn.

$2,319 to the Polish Home Association in Seattle for the construction permits for the Expansion Project of the Polish Home

 Aug 2008: Scholarship

$500 in a scholarship grant to Ms. Laura Degerness to support her college education at the Western Washington University

 Aug 2008: Polish Soccer Club

$2,500 to the Polish Soccer Club in Seattle for the Nations Cup and start of the new season

Aug 2008: Polish Home Assn.

90 shares of the Polish Home share certificates donated to the PHF for the benefit of the Polish Home Association in Seattle

Jun 2008: Polish School in Seattle

$400 to the Polish School in Seattle for the awards for the students and educational materials

Jun 2008: Polish School in Bellevue

$400 to the Polish School in Bellevue for the awards for the students and educational materials

May 2008: MUN at the Univ. of Washington

$500 to the Model United Nations of the University of Washington in Seattle to support the trip to the MUN finals in Washington, DC, representing Poland

Apr 2008: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn.

$1000 to the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn to support the Seattle Polish Film Festival

Jan 2008: Polish Soccer Club

$2,500 to the Polish Soccer Club in Seattle for the spring season

Jan 2008: Medical assistance

$300 to Mr. Grzegorz Kozak to support his returning to Poland after medical emergency

2007 Summary of 2007 grants
Dec 2007: Polish Home Association $8,745 to the Polish Home Association in Seattle for the cost of parking lot improvements in the summer 2007
Nov 2007: Polish Home Association A GlobeCast satellite dish, decoder, remote and cables from Ryszard & Maria Kott of Redmond to the Polish Home Association to support Polish language TV at the Polish Home.
Nov 2007: Polish Film Festival in America $500 to the Society for Arts towards the Polish Film Festival in America in Seattle
Oct 2007: Polish Home Association $400 to the Polish Home Association towards new folk costumes for the children troupe Mlodzi Polanie
Oct 2007: Polish Home Association Three museum quality Polish folk costumes and two display cases from Ms. Sylvia Skratek of Seattle to the Polish Home Association for preservation and future exhibitions
Sep 2007: Polish Home Association $1,000 to the Polish Home Association towards supporting the Cathedral Choir Cantate Deo from Koszalin, Poland, during its visit to Seattle and the Puget Sound.
Aug 2007: Polish Soccer Club $1,500 to the Polish Soccer Club in Seattle for the Nations Cup and start of the new season
Jun 2007: Polish Home Remodeling Fund $4,300 profit from the PHF Pierogi Fest to the Polish Home Remodeling Fund to support the Expansion Project at the Polish Home
Jun 2007: Polish School in Bellevue $500 to the Polish School in Bellevue for the student awards
May 2007: Polish School in Seattle $500 to the Polish School in Seattle for the student awards
May 2007: Polish Home Association Computer software (Microsoft Office & One LiveCare) for the new computer at the PHA office at the Polish Home.
Apr 2007: Seattle Polish Film Festival $1,000 to the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn to support 2007 Seattle Polish Film Festival
Apr 2007: Polish Soccer Club in Seattle $1,500 to the Polish Soccer Club PKS of Seattle for the League registration cost and equipment

Jan 2007: Polish School in Seattle

Grant of $450 to the Polish School in Seattle towards student awards.

Jan 2007: Polish Home Association Grant of two Polish folk costumes for women (a Cracovian one and a Tatra mountaineer one, complete with a pair of original kierpce shoes) donated by Ms. Jennifer Tucci of Seattle for the benefit of the Polish Home pool of Polish folk costumes.
2006 Summary of 2006 grants
Dec 2006: Polish Home Expansion Project Grant of $23,588 to the Polish Home Association to cover the cost of the parking lot extension at the Polish Home in Seattle. This is part of the PH Expansion Project
Nov 2006: Radio Wisla Grant of $340 for audio editing software packages to be used at Radio Wisla.

Nov 2006: Polish Home Expansion Project

Grant of $2300 profit from the Pierogi Fest to the Expansion Project fund.

Sep 2006: Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Grant of $500 to support a NFF film retrospective for director Krzysztof Kieslowski.

May 2006: Gazetka Polonijna Grant of $500 to Gazetka Polonijna to support Polish language publishing in Seattle
May 2006: Polish School on Eastside Grant of $250 to the Polish School on Eastside towards student awards
May 2006: Polish School in Seattle Grant of $350 to the Polish School in Seattle towards students awards
May 2006: Polish Choir in Seattle

Grant of $500 to the Polish Choir Vivat Musica in Seattle towards supporting the trip to the Polonia Choir Festival in Kolobrzeg, Poland, in July

May 2006: PKS Soccer Club Grant of $600 to the PKS Soccer Club to support the team going to the All Nation Cup competition in July
Mar 2006: Seattle Polish Film Festival Grant of $1000 to the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association to support the Seattle Polish Film Festival.
Mar 2006: Polish Home Grant the USS Casimir Pulaski commemorative plaque donated by Ms. Aldona Swierczewski of Milton to the Polish Home Association.
Jan 2006: PKS Soccer Club Grant of $1000 to the PKS Soccer Club for equipment & support of the team.
2005 Summary of 2005 grants
Dec 2005: Historical flag granted to Polish Home Association A grant of a Polish National Alliance flag from June 18, 1899 belonging to the Kosciuszko Association in the West – PNA Lodge #480 - from Wilkeson, WA, donated for the benefit of the Polish Home by Bert & Jan Pond of Seattle
Oct 2005: A grant to the Polish Home Expansion project A grant of $8,250 to the Polish Home Association in Seattle to pay for the remainder of the Conditional Use Permit fee for the Polish Home construction project to the City.
Oct 2005: A grant towards a Solidarity booklet A grant of $300 to prof. Zb. A. Pietrzyk of Seattle towards printing of his historical booklet about support for the Solidarity movement by the Seattle community in the 1980s.
Sep 2005: A grant to the Polish Home ventilation project A grant of $5,143 to the Polish Home Association to help with the financing of the new ventilation system at the Polish Home.
Jun 2005: A grant to the Polish Museum in Rapperswil A grant of $3,120 to the Polish Museum in Rapperswil, Switzerland. This grant was possible due to multiple donations to the Museum in memory of Ms. Jadwiga Golubiec.
May 2005: A grant to Gazetka Polonijna A grant of $400 to the Society for Polish Culture in Seattle for the quarterly Gazetka Polonijna, to support Polish language publishing in Seattle.
Apr 2005: A grant to Polish Film Festival A grant of $1000 to Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association towards the organization of the Seattle Polish Film Festival, running April 23 – May 1, 2005.
Apr 2005: A grant to Polish Wings in WWII exhibition A grant of $228 to cover the cost of the Polish Wings in WWII exhibition organized by Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski for the lecture Question of Honor about Polish pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain.
Mar 2005: A grant to Radio Wisla A grant of $250 to Radio Wisla of Seattle to support Polish language broadcasting.
Jan 2005: A grant to Polish School A grant of $400 to the Polish School in Seattle for student awards to be given in June 2005 and for manuals for the 2005/2006 school year.
2004 Summary of 2004 grants
Dec 2004: A grant to Polish Home A grant of $611 for improvements of the sound system at the upper floor of the Polish Home.
Oct 2004: A grant towards the  Wesele Poety concert A grant of $300 to support a concert of songs to poems by Polish poets (in Polish) to music by Tomasz Aleksander. Organized by Mr. Aleksander and the Polish Home on Nov 20, 2004.
Oct 2004: A grant to Seattle libraries An in kind grant of several books and movies related to the Warsaw Uprising and the Polish resistance movement in WWII to libraries of the Seattle area. Estimated value about $500.
Sep 2004: A grant to Radio Wisla A cash grant of $500 to support Polish language programming by Radio Wisla.
Sep 2004: A grant towards the Warsaw Uprising anniversary concert A cash grant of $250 to support the concert commemorating 60th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising at the Polish Home in Seattle on Sep 19, 2004.
Aug 2004: A grant to Polish Home An in kind grant of wide-screen 52" Sony TV to the Polish Home Assn. in Seattle to support cultural programs at the Polish Home.
June 2004: Lecture grant to J. & S. Pagacz A cash grant of $250 to Julia and Stanislaw Pagacz towards their lecture at the Polish Home in Seattle about their research on the Lake Baikal and the Buryats people. More.
May 2004: Equipment grant to Radio Wisla A grant of a Lexmark X1150 copier-printer-scanner device to Radio Wisla to support Polish language broadcasting in the Puget Sound region.
April 2004: A grant to the Polish School A cash grant of $350 to the Polish School in Seattle towards the cost of equipment such as a copier for the School.
April 2004: A medical grant for Mariola Blonska A cash grant of $1200 to the Mariola Blonska Benevolent Fund towards her medical bills. This is the result of a fundraiser for the benefit of Ms. Blonska who recently died from an untreatable cancer. More.
March & April 2004: A grant to the Wiktor movie project A cash grant of $2250 to Blue Mountain Pictures towards the Wiktor: the Art of Survival documentary movie project. This was the result of a fundraiser for the project held on Mar 12, 2004 at the Polish Home. More.
2003 Summary of 2003 grants
Dec 2003: A grant to the Warsaw Academic Theatre A cash grant of $500 to the Academic Theatre of the Warsaw University to support Theatre's performance in Seattle featuring poetry by Zb. Herbert to music by St. Radwan. More.
Dec 2003: A grant towards Poles in Middle Asia exhibit A cash grant of $500 to support organization of an exhibit about Poles in Middle Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan etc) in 19th and 20th century in Seattle. The exhibit is organized by PHF in collaboration with Dr. Olga Medvedeva of Vancouver, BC, and based on Dr. Medvedeva's archives. Volunteers needed.
Dec 2003: A grant towards a fundraiser & exhibit for the Wiktor Siminski project  A cash grant of $250 towards initial costs of organizing a fundraiser for the the documentary movie project. The fundraiser will be hosted by PHF and Mr. Julian Siminski, the producer of the movie  and will include an exhibit of photos of Wiktor Siminski's art.
Dec 2003: A grant to the Polish School A cash grant of $250 to the Polish School in Seattle to help with School's operating costs.
Oct 2003: A grant for the Seattle Polish Film Festival A cash grant of $1000 to the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association to support organization of the 12th Seattle Polish Film Festival. More about the SPFF at www.PolishFilms.org.
Oct 2003: A grant towards Wiktor: the Art of Survival doc movie project Mr. Siminski was an artist and a survivor of the Nazi Sachsenhausen camp. A cash grant of $250 goes towards a documentary movie about him and his art that is being made with support of the Film Arts Foundation by Mr. Julian Simiski of Blue Mountain Pictures, all based in California. More info.
Sep 2003: A grant for George Gordon's family reunification A cash grant of $250 towards the George Gordon Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Case fund at the Seattle Red Cross. Mr. Gordon, born Jerzy Budzynski,  is a local survivor of nazi death camps at Stuthof and Buchenvald. Only in July, 2003 did he learn that his sister Krystyna also survived. The Seattle Red Cross organized a family reunion trip for Mr. Gordon to Wroclaw, Poland.
Sep 2003: A grant for the Polonez Dance & Sing Group A cash grant of $500 towards the cost of the Polonez group giving a performance in Seattle. The group comes from Vancouver, BC to perform at the 85th anniversary gala of Polish Home Association on Oct 25. More.
Sep 2003: A grant for facility improvements at the Polish Home in Seattle A cash grant of $5000 for the facility improvements at the Polish Home in Seattle. The money goes towards replacing upper hall windows with noise-reducing ones to address serious concerns of the neighborhood residents and avert a legal action threatening cultural programs at the Polish Home.
June 2003: A grant for the Walbrzych dance group A cash grant of $1000 supporting a visit & performance by the Walbrzych folk sing & dance group from Poland in Seattle in the fall of 2003.

Sep 2003 update: as the group cancelled visit, the grant has not been used.

June 2003: A grant for the Slavic Department of the UW A cash grant of $1000 supporting events involving Polish language and culture organized by the Department of the Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Washington in Seattle. The money goes towards the Polish Avant-Garde Film event at the UW. For events planned by the Slavic Dept. for the fall of 2003 please see http://depts.washington.edu/slavweb/
Mar 2003: A grant for the Olbinski exhibition A cash grant of $350 towards the initial costs of organizing the Olbinski poster exhibition in Seattle. May 2003 update: the exhibition cost was about $5000 and was fully covered by public support and the fundraiser held during Mr. Olbinski's visit to Seattle. Thank you for your support!
Mar 2003: A medical grant for Zack Moss A cash grant of $1000 towards medical cost of recovery and rehabilitation for Zack Moss. Zack was a victim of a hit and run accident when attending to his bike at a roadside. He suffered broken vertebrae, was in coma for 2 weeks and has been paralyzed. He cannot speak, can barely move and is undergoing a rehabilitation.

Sep 2003 update: the grant pays for Zack's speech therapy.

Mar 2003: A medical grant for Krzysztof Tasak A cash grant of $2132 towards medical costs of recovery and rehabilitation for Mr. Krzysztof Tasak. Mr. Tasak is a paraplegic after a diving accident last fall. He is now undergoing an intensive therapy at a convalescent center in Des Moines. Sep 2003 update: the money was used to pay for a special orthopedic brace supporting the right side of the body. It makes possible for Mr. Tasak to learn walking again.
2002 Summary of 2002 grants
Dec 2002: A grant towards the "Polna Rapsodia" concert A cash grant of $500 towards the “Polna Rapsodia” concert to support a public concert featuring songs to poems by Polish authors. The concert is organized by Mr. Tomasz Aleksander and is scheduled for March 9, 2003 in Seattle.
Nov 2002: A grant to the Polish School A cash grant of $300 to the Polish School in Seattle to provide funds for educational DVDs in Polish planned as awards for the students of the School.
Sep 2002: A grant to PHA A software grant valued at $1050 to Polish Home Association in Seattle to upgrade software to improve membership bookkeeping as well as the service at PHA library
 

 

 
     
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