Total charitable assets - $198 Million

Total Grants Since Inception

$159 Million

Community Values, Community Giving

For a community that takes pride in its self-reliance as much as its kindness a charitable fund makes a lot of sense. It builds independence while providing grants to hundreds of nonprofits that serve local residents. This fund was created by¬†community leaders and is inspiring people of all means to pitch in. As the fund grows, it will become endowed and fulfill its potential as an everlasting source of funding for Cowlitz County’s greatest¬†needs.

Fast Facts : Cowlitz Community Fund

Why is the Cowlitz Community Fund important?
This fund supports the most important and effective programs in Cowlitz County by assessing proposals in relation to existing needs and investing in the programs and projects that hold the most promise for effecting change.
What does the Cowlitz Community Fund support?
Its goal is to improve the quality of life in our community, which has allowed it to benefit programs and projects related to arts and culture, basic needs, education, health, neighborhoods and the environment.
How can I make a gift?
You can contribute cash, stock, real estate, life insurance, and even more to the Community Giving Fund. You can even name the fund in your will or revocable living trust. Plan gift today by scheduling a consultation.
How are grants awarded?
A grants advisory committee evaluates every proposal and interviews selected applicants before making a recommendation to the Board of Directors. The Board approves grants that improve our local quality of life.
How do I apply for a grant?
Any nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or municipality is encouraged to apply. Guidelines and applicable forms can be found in the Nonprofits section of our website.
When was the Cowlitz Community Fund established?
The Cowlitz Community Fund was established in 2010.