2016 Focus Grants

These substantial 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.

Bridgeview Housing
Employment and Education Resource Center

Clark College Foundation
Veteran’s Resource Center Program Coordinator

Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid
The Open Door

Daybreak Youth Services
Help the Children Capital Campaign

Ethnic Support Council
General operating support

FISH of Cowlitz County
Utility Assistance Program

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
Operating support

 Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of Cowlitz County
Eye exams, eye glasses, cataract surgeries, hearing aids and other ocular & hearing devices

Lower Columbia College Head Start
Head Start Early Learning Center remodel

North County Community Food Bank
CRM database

Open House Ministries
Community resource coordinator

Providence Health & Services
Southwest Washington Community Connections

Rural Development Initiatives
Leadership Development Program for Skamania

The Salvation Army
Washougal Community Center Expansion

Second Step Housing
Stepping Up to Eliminate Poverty

Transitional Youth
The Ritz Family Ranch

YWCA Clark County
Independent Living Skills Program (ILS)

2016 Enrichment Grants

Significant grants for organizations addressing a broad range of issues that fall outside of the Community Foundation’s current focus area. This includes arts and culture, health, community building, environmental issues and education.

2016 Flexible Grants

This program provides smaller non-profits with the freedom to take risks, to innovate, to learn and adapt to organizational and community needs. The application is available year-round, and the grants are catalysts for building capacity, operations, programs and sponsorships.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
of Oregon and SW Washington

Sponsorship of Philanthropy Awards

Been There, Done That
General operating support

CDM Services
Aging with Dignity

Children’s Home Society of Washington
Triple Point Youth Group

Chinook Trails Association
Ellen Davis trail upgrade

Clark County Historical Society
One November Morning: Sand Creek Massacre art exhibition

Clark County Mural Society
Public mural sponsorship

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center
Home heating assistance

Columbia Springs

Council for the Homeless
Affordable Housing Initiative

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
Latina Business Leaders Luncheon and Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Lower Columbia College Head Start
Positive Behavior Support Program for Children and Families

Meals on Wheels People
Support for Clark County

National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation
No More Summit

Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington
Support for 2016 conferences

North County Community Food Bank
General operating support

Northwest Battle Buddies
General operating support

Police Activities League
General operating support

ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center
General operating support

Rural Development Initiatives
Leadership Development Program for Skamania

The Salvation Army
Home heating assistance

School of Piano Technology for the Blind
Support for 3 Grands and Keys to the City concerts

Share, Inc.
Home heating assistance

St. Vincent de Paul
Home heating assistance

Sunshine Physically Challenged Foundation
Sunshine Summer Camp

Vancouver Elks 823
Patriotic Endeavors

Vancouver Watersheds Alliance
Unrestricted support

Washington State Grange Foundation
Fargher Lake Grange – Capital Improvements

YWCA Clark County
Safe Choice Shelter – Educational Assistance Fund
Sponsorship of Centennial Gala