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.
Mercer Island Guild P.O Box 442, Mercer Island, WA98040 Established as a charitable fund-raising society in 1928, the Mercer Island Guild is best known for its annual phone…More book every spring. The names and addresses for all Island residents and business are collected and reviewed by volunteers in the fall and winter before publication. All proceeds raised from advertising and voluntary contributions for the directory benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital.
The Mercer Island Library is a full-service public library and part of the King County Library System (KCLS). The…More library was remodeled in the 1990s, and is an important center of learning and culture in the community. In 2009, it circulated more than 400,000 items and counted more than 200,000 visitors.</p>
<p>The library is supported by the active Friends of the Mercer Island Library. Its successful book sales events fund 75% of the programs offered here each year, including popular programming for children and teens.</p>
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>