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2020 Discretionary Grants

These grants provide support to effective and innovative nonprofit programs that are actively disrupting the cycle of intergenerational poverty in southwest Washington.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Funding for onsite, individual mentoring with employees from corporate partner Holman Automotive   
$15,000

Battle Ground Health Care
Funds will be used to support the “Taking Back My Life” Chronic Pain Management Program
$25,000

Cascade AIDS Project
Housing and employment assistance for low-income people living with HIV in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties
$25,000

Children’s Home Society of Washington
Sustainability of the Triple Point program for LGBTQ+ youth and training for families
$25,000

Children’s Justice & Advocacy Center (CJAC)
Support for victims of child abuse in Cowlitz County and for community education activities
$10,000

City of Vancouver
Public space improvements along Fourth Plain corridor
$46,459

Clark College Foundation
Funding to support the 2021 NW Regional Equity Conference
$20,700

Clark County Latino Youth Leadership Conference
Evaluating the experiences of Latinx parents to better support the educational attainment of children
$25,000

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
Build organizational capacity through increased support and guidance for volunteer lawyers
$25,000

Comunidades (Columbia Riverkeeper)
Funding for a culturally-specific group in Skamania County advancing grassroots environmental and social justice   
$25,000

Community Health Partners
Relocation of medical clinic and technology updates
$25,000

The Contingent
Support for cohort-based leadership development program designed for underserved college students
$20,000

Council for the Homeless
Diversifying workforce and volunteers
$25,000

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid
For general support  
$25,000

CultureSeed
To expand the Outdoor Immersion and Mentorship Program for Skamania Youth
$19,000

Emergency Support Shelter
Operating support for victim services programs
$19,000

Ethnic Support Council
Bilingual outreach and service enhancement
$24,832

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Funding for an organization-wide equity audit
$5,000

Family Solutions
Support for mental/behavioral health services to vulnerable children and their families    
$25,000

Free Geek
Support for Plug into Portland (PiP) in Vancouver  
$20,000

The Giving Closet
Support for Operation Reach More
$18,000

Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region
General support to advance career readiness for youth and adults in Cowlitz County
$25,000

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
Support for the Hispanic Chamber’s Latino Technical Assistance Program in Vancouver  
$25,000

iUrban Teen
Technology and furnishing for a dedicated office and program space
$25,000

Janus Youth Programs
Operating support for Janus’ Clark County shelter and outreach services
$25,000

Kelso/Longview Ministerial Association
For general support of the Severe Weather Shelter
$25,000

 

League of United Latin American Citizens
To support strategic planning and build capacity around collaborative community engagement
$10,290

Lifeline Connections
Creating a therapeutic landscape to support overall wellness at the Women’s Recovery Center
$24,987

Living for Christ Church
To address food security in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities
$8,000

Longview Public Schools
Support for students and families with resource needs, especially those identified under the McKinney-Vento Act
$25,000

Lower Columbia School Gardens
Support for garden-based programming at six high poverty schools in Longview and Kelso
$25,000

Lower Columbia College Head Start
Operating support for the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program 
$25,000

Lutheran Community Services Northwest
For general support
$25,000

Milagro
Support for bilingual arts education through integrated residencies and productions
$20,000

The Noble Foundation
Capacity building for social justice work led by community health workers and staff
$25,000

Odyssey World International Educational Services
Funding for service learning program for BIPOC college students
$25,000

Office Moms & Dads
To provide caring companions and basic needs to kids entering foster care in Clark and Cowlitz Counties
$22,875

Om Thrive
Capacity building grant to expand delivery of virtual classes to those impacted by trauma
$24,000

OneAmerica – Vancouver
Support for a civic engagement training program for community members
$25,000

Outsiders Inn
Operating support for infrastructure and board development
$25,000

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington
General operating support for culturally relevant services 
$20,000

Police Activities League of SW Washington
Support for Amplifying Youth Voices program series
$15,000

Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion Networking Services – RAINS
For general support
$15,000

REACH Community Development
General operating support for REACH’s Resident Services Program
$25,000

Reach Out and Read Washington State
Support for an evidence-based early literacy program in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania Counites
$24,000

Second Step Housing
Support for new, long-term, affordable housing for homeless families with children
$25,000

Skamania County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Emergency financial assistance program for clients
$20,000

Southwest Washington Equity Coalition
Support for Advancing Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Teach-Ins
$50,000

Washington State University Vancouver
Funding for Food System Justice Action Research project
$25,000

Woodland School District
Support for providing outreach and resources to homeless, at-risk, and unaccompanied youth
$25,000

Youth and Family Link
Support for Mentoring Program to support teen, adult and group mentoring in Cowlitz County
$25,000

2019 Grantees

Battle Ground Education Foundation
Supporting Students’ Access to Mental Health Services
$17,000  

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

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
General Support
$25,000 

Columbia River Mental Health Services
Capital Support
$50,000 

Community Fresh
A Gorge-to-Table Culinary Community Center
$15,800 

Community Health Partners
Expansion of Medical Health Delivery System
$10,000 

Council for the Homeless
Housing Relief Fund
$25,000 

Cowlitz County CASA
General Support 
$25,000  

Cowlitz County Community Health and Safety Network
Support for Families with Children with Severe Behavioral and Mental Health Challenges
$25,000  

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Cowlitz Community Garden Expansion
$24,905 

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

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

Goodwill of the Olympic and Rainier Region, Work Opportunity Center of Cowlitz County
Jumpstart for Youth
$25,000 

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

Hispanic Disability Support Southwest Washington
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 

 Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Cowlitz Street Youth Services
$25,000 

Lower Columbia College
College Access Navigator
$25,000 

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 

Meals on Wheels People
General Support
$15,000 

NAACP Vancouver Branch 1139
Capacity Building Support
$25,000 

North County Community Food Bank
Emergency Client Services Program
$10,000 

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

Partners in Careers
General Support
$25,000 

Pathways 2020
General Support
$25,000 

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation
Mentorship and Scholarship Program
$25,000 

Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette
Vancouver Health Center
$25,000 

REACH Community Development, Inc.
Resident Services Programs at The Trio
$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 

Stevenson-Carson School District
Funding for Mental Health Services
$18,000 

Teach One to Lead One
Mentoring At-Risk Youth in Low-Income Schools
$25,000 

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

Youth and Family Link
Explorers Club – Afterschool Programs
$25,000 

YWCA Clark County
Racial Equity Work
$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