The foundation gifted $342,571 in Clark and Cowlitz counties in 2021 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: $118,358
Kelso High School
$14,358 to be used to purchase Realcare Babies
Lower Columbia College Foundation
$20,000 to be used for scholarships, tuition and fees.
$10,000 to be used as matching funds for 2021 YES! program.
Stella Historical Society
$2,000 to be used for Blacksmithing Scholarships.
Lighthouse Resource Center
$25,000 to be used for financial education and counseling.
Cascadia Technical Academy
$5,000 to be used as matching funds for flight simulators.
Mount St. Helens Institute
$10,000 to be used to develop STEM program.
Children’s Discovery Museum
$12,000 to be used for trailer, taxes, licensing.
Lower Columbia School Gardens
$10,000 to be used for open garden learning for students.
$10,000 to be used for student emergency fund.
Health total: $142,323
Family Community Resource
$6,105 to be used to provide health care to needy.
Lions of Cowlitz County
$5,000 to be used for eye care for the needy.
Bethany Lutheran Church
$4,200 to be used provide food and supplies to needy.
$5,000 to be used for financial assistance to individuals.
$5,000 to be used to cover costs for breast cancer patients.
$1,000 to be used for brochure for first responders.
Sunshine Physically Handicapped
$4,000 to be used for camp for special needs children.
Shriners Hospital for Children
$21,518 to be used for I-stat machine and supplies.
NW Furniture Bank
$5,000 to be used as matching funds for beds for needy families.
FISH of Cowlitz County
$10,000 to be used to provide milk for children.
Community House on Broadway
$15,000 to be used for electrical upgrade.
Free Clinic of SW Washington
$20,000 to be used for funds to help the uninsured.
Community Health Partners
$10,000 to be used for medications for the uninsured..
Battle Ground Healthcare
$20,500 to be used for vaccine refrigerator, EKG machine, ETC.
$10,000 to be used as matching funds for climbing gym equipment.
Historic Preservation total: $81,890
$10,000 to be used for Nutcracker about Fort Vancouver.
Stella Historical Society
$5,160 to be used blacksmith shop repairs.
$3,700 to be used as matching funds for restoring the John Stanger house.
Friends of Fort Vancouver
$5,000 to be used as matching funds for airplane hands on exhibit.
$10,000 to be used for enhancements to land bridge.
Longview Outdoor Gallery
$2,500 to be used for purchase of winning sculpture.
People Working Together
$9,000 to be used as matching funds to promote heritage at Hockinson school.
Longview ’23 Club
$4,000 to be used for assembly of log arch at Lake Sacajawea.
Vancouver Historic Trust
$5,000 to be used as matching funds for repairs to the Providence Academy
$12,530 to be used for old ceremonial house restoration.
Pomeroy Living History Farm
$15,000 to be used for essential signage.