WSU Thurston County Extension – 2020 Community Impact Report
WSU Extension Programs: Organizational Collaboration, Community Buy-In
Twelve 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 2020, Thurston County provided $153,262 in support via the MOA, and $347,618 from non-MOA sources (total $500,880). WSU Thurston County Extension received $426,072 from WSU, raised an additional $262,445 in grants (total $688,517), and facilitated $372,000 in volunteer service contributions.