WSU Thurston County Extension – 2021 Community Impact Report
WSU Extension Programs: Organizational Collaboration, Community Buy-In
Eleven county-based educators positively impact thousands of county residents each year by providing unbiased, research-based information and delivering educational programs that give people the knowledge to improve their health and livelihoods. Leveraging County support, WSU Extension brings in resources from grants, contracts, fees, fund-raising, and the University to develop and deliver locally-relevant programs in
- 4-H Youth Development
- Food Safety & Nutrition
- Master Gardener & Master Recycler Composter
- Water Resources & Native Plant Salvage Project.
In 2021, Thurston County provided $166,306 in support via the MOA, and $331,193 from non-MOA sources (total $497,499). WSU Thurston County Extension received $426,072 from WSU, raised an additional $199,097 in grants (total $625,169), and facilitated $693,043.15 in volunteer service contributions.