Mercer Island Community Fund P.O. Box 751, Mercer Island`, WA98040 The Mercer Island Community Fund collects, invests and distributes money to various organizations that work to improve…More life and the community on Mercer Island. It works with organizations that promote cultural, environmental, health and social welfare goals, as well as charities, educational programs and recreational programs. Organizations may submit grant applications to be considered for aid; those receiving grants have included the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department, the Mercer Isnad Farmers' Market and more.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5760 is Mercer Island's principal military veterans organization.
More than…More 70 members participate in the club, which supports companionship and service to the local community. Some of the programs and events the club supports includes a Relief Fund for veterans needing medical or material support, hospital visits and Summer Celebration.
The VFW's home, Keewaydin Clubhouse, is itself an institution. Originally built as Mercer Island's first community hall in 1922, the building recently saw a number of repairs and refurbishment. It is available for rental for special events and community functions. The VFW purchased the hall in 1966.