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.
$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.
$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
$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.
$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.