The foundation gifted $342,571 in Clark and Cowlitz counties in 2021 in line with their vision & mission statement. Executive Director Kay Dalke-Sheadel presented grant checks to some organizations in person this year. However due to a resurgence of COVID cases the other charities received checks by mail.
Education total: $118,358
Kelso High School
$14,358 to be used to purchase Realcare Babies used in the classroom to teach real life skills to students.
Lower Columbia College Foundation
$20,000 to be used for 4 Scholarship awards of $5,000 each to cover tuition and fees for one year.
$10,000 to help families experiencing homelessness and for low-income families to achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.
Stella Historical Society
$2,000 to pay for scholarships for blacksmithing skills training offered by the Stella Historical Society at the Museum and $5,160 to pay for materials to be used for back side repairs for the blacksmith shop.
Lighthouse Resource Center
$25,000 to assist the Low and Moderate Income population of Clark County with financial education basic life skills and counseling in Clark County.
Cascadia Technical Academy
$5,000 to be used with last year’s grant to purchase another flight simulator.
Mount St. Helens Institute
$10,000 to use the unique Public landscape of Mt St Helens to develop history and science learning using STEM curriculum’s.
Children’s Discovery Museum
$12,000 The museum is partnering with other organizations to provide hands-on learning for students using a traveling trailer. The Grant is to be used to purchase a trailer and pay for necessary taxes, licensing.
Lower Columbia School Gardens
$10,000 to be used for open garden learning for students during the summer and after school in the fall to provide educational, garden-based opportunities for learning about gardening and nutrition plus giving.
$10,000 to be used as a student emergency fund to provide between ten and twenty emergency grants to students are struggling with financial problems that threaten their ability to continue in their course of study.
Health total: $142,323
Family Community Resource
$6,105 to partner with the Bethany Lutheran Church to provide general medical care to those in need in the community.
Lions Club Sight and Hearing of Cowlitz County
$5,000 to provide eye exams, eye glasses, hearing aids and other related sight and hearing services to low income individuals.
Bethel Lutheran Church
$4,200 to assist in providing Hygiene/First Aid Bags, Healthy Food Bags and flyers on flyers-hygiene/first aid to the needs of hungry children/youth.
Hello Life Eating Disorder recovery services
$5,000 to fund a program that will offer direct services providing peer led support groups, peer mentorship, youth prevention groups and community outreach for individuals with an eating disorder. Also for financial assistance to individuals to attend their program.
Pink Lemonade Project
$5,000 to provide funding to patients with breast cancer to help with medical costs that insurance does not cover.
$1,000 to give First Responders in Cowlitz county a gift bag that contains resources to support the emotional and mental health of the responders and their families.
Sunshine Physically Handicapped Fund
$4,000 to provide funds for cost-free learning and recreational activities for children and young adults with physical and/or mental challenges go to the camp.
Shriner’s Portland Children Hospital
$21,518 to purchase an I-stat machine and supplies for processing laboratory specimens.
NW Furniture Bank
$5,000 to provide twin mattress for needy families and children in Clark and Cowlitz Counties.
FISH of Cowlitz County
$10,000 to be used to locally purchase milk to add to the food boxes FISH distributes to needy families each week.
Community House on Broadway
$15,000 to be used for electrical upgrade in the expansion and remodeling of the dining room area.
Free Clinic of SW Washington
$20,000 to be used to coordinate with health providers to ensure access to complex medical specialty services for those in the community that are uninsured.
Community Health Partners
$10,000 to assist the uninsured of Cowlitz County to obtain needed medical, dental and vision care.
Battle Ground Healthcare
$20,500 to be used for purchase of new equipment in the expansion of services in their new, more accessible and better suited facility to help the needy and uninsured population.
$10,000 to support the purchase of a bouldering wall and an augmented climbing wall for the climbing gym at the new CORE Youth Center.
Historic Preservation total: $81,890
$10,000 to support the construction of new sets and costumes for an historically correct rendition of The Nutcracker in conjunction with Ft Vancouver.
Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum
$3,700 to be used for materials needed in the restoration of the historic 1867 John Stanger house.
Friends of Fort Vancouver
$5,000 proceeds are for assistance in the hands-on restoration of the cockpit/fuselage of an historic 1920s era Army Air Corps biplane in the new permanent exhibit at the Pearson Air Museum.
$10,000 provide funds to refurbish and make needed enhancements to the Land Bridge site, the walking bridge connecting Ft Vancouver to the riverfront.
Longview Outdoor Gallery
$2,500 to be used for purchase of the 2021 winning sculpture for permanent display in the City of Longview.
People Working Together (Hockinson School)
$9,000 to be used to help promote the rich, cultural heritage of Native Peoples and settlers of the Hockinson area at Hockinson Schools.
Longview ’23 Club
$4,000 to be used for finishing and assembly of log arch replacement at Lake Sacajawea.
Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust (dba The Historic Trust)
$5,000 for assistance with Repairs to the Providence Academy North Gallery Porch with the current Rehabilitation and Accessibility Improvements project.
$12,530 to be used for old ceremonial house restoration.
Pomeroy Living History Farm
$15,000 to be used for the purchase and installation of essential signage to open the farm grounds for self-guided tours.