2019 Focus Grants

These grants provide support to effective and innovative nonprofit programs that are actively addressing the Community Foundation’s current focus: breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty in southwest Washington.

Clark County Public Health
RxPlay: Increasing Access to Physical Activity for Youth and Families
$25,000

Columbia River Mental Health Services
Capital Support
$50,000

Cowlitz County CASA
General Support 
$25,000

Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid
Building Capacity for Analysis, Outreach and Training
$11,690

Family Solutions, Inc.
Expansion of ROOTS Program
$24,475

Housing and Health Innovation Partnership
General Support
$150,000 over three years

Hispanic Disability Support SWWA
General Support
$10,000

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Latino Technical Assistance Program
$25,000

Housing Initiative LLC
General Support
$150,000 over three years

Housing Opportunities of SW Washington
Feasibility Study 
$15,000

Humane Society for Southwest Washington
Support for Free Off-Site Veterinary Clinics for Low-Income and Underserved Citizens
$20,000

Lower Columbia College Head Start/EHS/ECEAP
Capital Support
$25,000

Lower Columbia Community Action Council, Inc.
Capital Support
$40,000

Lower Columbia Community Action Council, Inc.
Cowlitz Care 2 Home
$25,000 over three years

Lower Columbia School Gardens
Seeds of Hope: Garden-Based Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Elementary School Students
$25,000

NAACP Vancouver Branch 1139
Capacity Building Support
$25,000

OneAmerica
Building Power in Place in Immigrant and Refugee Communities in Clark County
$25,000

Share, Inc.
Share Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program
$12,500

Skamania County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Emergency Client Financial Assistance Fund
$25,000

Youth and Family Link
Link Kelso Community School Center
$25,000

2018 Grantees

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Capital Support
$5,000

Bridgeview Housing
Trajectory for Success: Self-Reliance Fund
$10,000

Cascadia Technical Academy
Camp Cascadia
$10,508

CDM Caregiving Services
Aging with Dignity Program
$26,000a

Children’s Center
Project Safe-Net
$15,000

Clark College
Guided Pathways
$25,000

Clark County Safe Kids
General Support
$5,000

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Association
Fresh Start Program
$24,100

Community Health Partners
Medications, supplies and equipment for Free Clinics
$10,000

Community House on Broadway
Safe and Sanitary Beds
$25,000

Council for the Homeless
Diversion Assistance and Follow-up Support
$25,000

Cowlitz Community Network
Help for Youth with Behavioral Challenges in Child Care
$25,000

Cowlitz County CASA
General Support
$15,000

Cowlitz County Habitat for Humanity
Career Pathways 10-Week Program
$25,000

Cowlitz Indian Tribe – Health & Human Services
Cowlitz Tribe Community Garden
$25,000

Food Lifeline
General Support
$15,000

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools
Housing Stabilization Assistance Program
$25,000

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Project Access Program (Specialty Care for the Uninsured)
$25,000

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest
Girls Inc. Girls Groups
$12,500

Goodwill Work Opportunity Center of Cowlitz County
General Support
$25,000

Hunger for Success
Job Placement and Mentoring
$1,000

Innovative Services NW
Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Project
$25,000

Kalama School District
Natural Resources Program
$4,450

 

Lifeline Connections
Women’s Residential Treatment Program
$25,000

Lifeworks Northwest
Creation of Transitional and Day Programming
$25,000

Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of Cowlitz County
“I Can Hear Program”
$15,000

Lower Columbia CAP
Self Help Housing Rehabilitation/Wheels 2 Home Ownership
$20,000

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Students Outside Science (SOS) Program
$15,870

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
LNESC Upward Bound Auxiliary
$25,000

Martha’s Pantry
Capital Support
$30,000

Meals on Wheels People
General Support
$10,000

North County Community Food Bank
Capital Support
$20,000

Northwest Harvest
Fight hunger in SW Washington
$25,000

Office Moms & Dads
Mobile Application Upgrade
$25,000

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
Safety-Net Health Care in Southwest Washington
$20,000

Progress Center
Family Support Services Department
$10,000

Skamania Klickitat Community Network
General Support
$24,800

Teach One to Lead One
Homeless Shelter Youth Mentoring Pilot Program
$7,800

The Noble Foundation
“We Care…” Program at Kelso High school
$25,000

Washington Gorge Action Programs
Stevenson Food Bank
$25,000

Woodland Public Schools
Family Community Resource Center
$26,300

Yale Valley Library District
Yale Valley Community Library
$15,000

YWCA Clark County
General Support
$15,307