2020 Grants

The foundation gifted $350,000 in Clark and Cowlitz counties in 2020 in line with their vision & mission statement. Due to COVID restrictions Executive Director Kay Dalke-Sheadel was unable to present grant checks to these organizations in person this year:

Education total: $167,222

Vancouver Public Schools Foundation

$10,000 to be used to provide professional development for teachers and staff through the CLEAR program integrating trauma-informed practices into the school environment.

Lower Columbia College Foundation

$15,000 to be used for Scholarships, tuition and fees.

Battle Ground Education Foundation

$20,000 to be used for purchase of chrome books for online learning.

Lower Columbia School Gardens

$5,000 to be used for open Garden learning during summer and fall and $5,000 to be used to provide Gap Funds for unfunded Program.

Mount St. Helens Institute

$17,463 to be used to support distance learning and STEM skills.

Children’s Discovery Museum

$10,000 to be used to upgrade present facilities to include donated exhibits received from OMSI.

Clark College Foundation

$40,000 to be used for funding virtual simulation software and $15,000 to be used for scholarships and emergency fund.

Youth and Family Link

$4,984 to be used for Group Mentoring.

Cascadia Technical Academy

$14,775 to be used for Cascadia students for Fire-Training in Astoria.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity

$10,000 to be used to support the Evergreen High School Geometry in Construction class to build the frame of a house up to the drywall on high school property to be transferred to Habitat property to be sold to low-income individuals.

Health total: $131,500

Sunshine Physically Handicapped

$4,000 to be used for learning and recreation for disabled children.

Lower Columbia CAP

$5,000 to be used for diapers for low income families.

Lifeline Connections

$10,000 to be used for connecting primary care and behavioral health care.

North County Food Bank

$10,000 to be used for food boxes.

Community Health Partners

$5,000 to be used for medical supplies related to COVID19.

Shriners Hospital for Children

$5,000 to be used to upgrade Audio Visual equipment.

FISH of Vancouver

$15,000 to be used for emergency food supplies.

Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County

$10,000 to be used for free eyeglasses, exams and surgeries.

FISH of Cowlitz County

$10,000 to be used for bulk milk for protein for low income.

Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation

$5,000 to be used for emergency food for discharged patients.

Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities

$10,000 to be used for transportation for seniors to and from Doctors appointments.

Free Clinic of SW Washington

$10,000 to be used to update and implement current delivery systems.

Community House on Broadway

$15,000 to be used for operating costs related to COVID19.

CORE Health

$15,000 to be used for Tele-therapy for delivery to vulnerable population.

Hello Life Eating Disorder Recovery

$2,500 to be used for mentors, education, financial and support groups.

Historic Preservation total: $51,278

Columbia Springs

$6,600 to be used for repairs and trail improvements.

Venersborg Historic Preservation Society

$5,000 to be used to install handicap ramp at old schoolhouse.

Camas Washougal Historical Society

$2,500 to assist in funding the cultural and artistic phase of the Native American Gathering place.

Stella Historical Society

$5,218 to be used to shore up Blacksmith Shop.

Ft Vancouver Regional Library Foundation

$5,000 to be used as matching funds to provide funds to assist the Ridgefield Library in the construction and outfitting of a special exhibit and presentation space specifically to enhance historical and culturally diverse program.

Pomeroy Living History Farm

$5,000 to compile, catalog, archive and digitize the collection of photos, documents and artifacts of the historic farm.

Lelooska Foundation

$10,960 to be used for building repairs and record lessons in mask making.

North County Historical Museum

$2,500 to Build an additional cabinet to house native american exhibit and upgrade landscaping.

Longview Outdoor Gallery

$2,500 to assist in purchasing artwork to preserve the artistic beautification and cultural enrichment of Longview.

Kalama Lions Club Foundation

$6,000 to reroof the historical Cloverdale School Building which houses Helping Hand, a provider of food for low income families in Kalama School District.