Giving Today

The heartfelt gift you make today is the best way to enjoy the extraordinary impact that your generosity can have in the community. Whether it is $25 or $25,000, your giving changes lives.

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  • Arts & Culture
  • Basic Needs & Healthy Living
  • Communities & Neighborhoods
  • Conservation & Environment
  • Education

Pam Edstrom Scholarship Fund

In honor of Pam Edstrom, WE Communications is establishing the Pam Edstrom Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will carry on Pam’s legacy in public relations, developing people and building leaders. The fund will help those with passion to grow and find their own place.

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Columbia River Hall of Fame Fund

Contributions help support student athletes at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, WA.

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Knights of Columbus Columbia Council 1327 Education Fund

Contributions support need-based scholarships to help students attend Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, where education is rooted in faith, family and service.

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Our Lady of Lourdes School Endowment Fund

Invest in our future and help Our Lady of Lourdes School reach their goal of $1,000,000. Once reached, they gain another income stream to lower the cost of education for all students.

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Patricia Schroder Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund memorializing Patricia Schroder, a teacher who believed in the potential of all students. Awards benefit students with disabilities, or those who have worked with or volunteered with this population, and are enrolled in the Evergreen, Camas, White Salmon or Frisco Independent School Districts.

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David J. DiCesare Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund awards scholarships to graduates of Columbia River High School and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics in memory of David DiCesare, a dedicated community advocate and visionary.

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Empowering Women + Girls

A funders collaborative of passionate and highly effective women who are advancing the role of women philanthropy and granting to programs that celebrate, promote and empower women of all ages.

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Other

For all other types of donations to the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, please use this category and inform us of how to apply your gift through the comments section.

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Angela Svendsen Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Angela Svendsen, a professional musician and educator, this fund provides tuition assistance for students in Clark County high schools who will be pursuing a college degree in music education or performance.

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Andrew J. Shields Memorial Scholarship Fund

Named for Pfc. Andrew J. Shields, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008, this scholarship supports graduating seniors of southwest Washington high schools who have enrolled in a local fire cadet program that is accredited.

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Mike Nolan Scholarship Fund

La Center Little League opened this endowed scholarship fund in memory of Mike Nolan, a local fire commissioner and coach, in order to provide grants to graduates of La Center High School.

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La Center Community Scholarship Foundation Fund

Established in 1993, this fund was designed specifically to award scholarships to graduating seniors of La Center High School in La Center, Washington.

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Jack Kleinman Memorial Fund for Volcano Research

Named in memory of Jack Kleinman, this scholarship provides tuition assistance for students who are engaged in and passionate about volcano research.

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Pacific Northwest Gold Star Scholarship Fund

Gifts help sustain a scholarship program that provides tuition assistance for children who had a parent killed in action during the Global War on Terror.

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AAUW – Vancouver Branch Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarship awards to women enrolled in post-secondary education, who meet and exceed guidelines established by AAUW.

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Pomeroy Living History Farm Endowment Fund

This fund supports the facility and programs of an interactive educational farm and museum that depicts domestic and farm life from both the early 20th century and modern perspectives.

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I Have a Dream Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund ensures that I Have A Dream will continue to assist children and youth from low-income areas of Vancouver, Washington in perpetuity through a long-term program of mentoring, tutoring and tuition assistance.

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I Have a Dream Operating Fund

Directly supports the operations of I Have a Dream of Southwest Washington, which provides children from low-income families with tuition support, skills, knowledge and habits they need to achieve success in college and beyond.

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Travis Hays Literacy Fund

Established by the Hays family in memory of their son, Travis; contributions to this endowment fund provide lasting support for the Travis Hays 21st Century Learning Center within Salmon Creek Elementary.

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Educational Opportunities for Children and Families

Gifts help strengthen children and families in our region by supporting a collective impact model that will ultimately improve the effectiveness and availability of early learning and child development programs and services.

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CF-Early Learning Impact Fund

This fund was established through community input to inspire investments in early learning programs, which represent an upstream approach to addressing regional social issues such as poverty and educational achievement.

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Battle Ground Education Foundation

Established in 2003, this designated fund supports educational activities within the Battle Ground School District, as defined by the current Battle Ground School Education Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Fund

This fund supports specific programs and activities within the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge that promote environmental, historical and cultural education.

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Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Fund

This fund was established to help guarantee a perpetual source of funding for the care and upkeep of the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, a national historic site in Woodland, Washington.

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Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center Fund

This fund supports environmental education programs at Columbia Springs, which are presented within a historically significant urban setting, for school students and the general public.

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Columbia Land Trust

Gifts support the Trust in its mission to conserve lands, water and wildlife in the Columbia River region with the help of landowners and communities.

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Vancouver Audubon Endowment Fund

This fund allows Vancouver Audubon to distribute grants that promote the wisdom of nature’s design through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment and advocacy.

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Vancouver Fire Public Safety Fund

This fund supports the combined efforts of both the Police & Fire Departments for the City of Vancouver in their efforts to conduct outreach that is not covered through city funds.

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Jack, Will and Rob Kids’ Fund

Established in memory of Jack, Will and Rob Warren, grants from this fund provides after-school youth services in Camas and Washougal, with an emphasis on providing a safe place for kids to learn and play after school.

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Jack, Will and Rob Center Sustaining Fund

Established in memory of three Camas students, this fund supports the Jack, Will and Rob Center in perpetuity. In doing so, it promotes the well-being of children and youth in Camas and Washougal through after-school programs.

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Humane Society for Southwest Washington Endowment Fund

This fund supports the operations and programs of the Humane Society of Southwest Washington, which provide compassionate and respectful care for animals throughout our region.

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Humane Society for Southwest Washington Building Endowment Fund

This fund supports ongoing maintenance and repair of the new animal shelter located in east Vancouver, which helps ensure that all creatures in southwest Washington are treated with compassion and respect.

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Cowlitz County Historical Society Fund

This fund provides general chartiable support to the historical society and other causes it deems relevant to its mission.

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Congregation Kol Ami Capital Campaign Fund

This fund exists to provide suppport for planning and implementing a capital campaign, which includes the costs of constructing the synagogue, Hebrew day school and community center.

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Congregation Kol Ami Building Endowment Fund

Contributions to this fund ensure that the temple, grounds and other buildings are maintained and repaired, so that they can serve the congregation long into the future.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington Expendable Fund

This expendable fund supports specific charitable operations and programs that are determined by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington.

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Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Washington Endowment Fund

This endowment supports specific charitable operations and programs that are determined by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington.

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Vancouver Women’s Foundation

Gifts to this fund support grants that address the acute needs of struggling women in greater Clark County. The Vancouver Women's Foundation is a group of women who pool their charitable dollars to maintain this grant program.

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Share Operating Reserve Fund

This fund provides some of the support needed for the operational costs of Share's facility and its programs, which are vital assets in its mission to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency.

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Share Fixed Endowment Fund

This fund provides a source of long-term financial support needed for Share's programs, which programs provide food, shelter, transitional housing, education and outreach programs to those in need.

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Lower Columbia CAP Fund

This fund supports the operations of Lower Columbia Community Action Program, which mobilizes Cowlitz County residents to solve their most pressing community issues.

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Meals on Wheels People Fund

Contributions to this fund will support the Meals on Wheels People, whose mission is to enrich the lives of seniors and assist them in maintaining independence by making nutritious food, social contact and other resources accessible.

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Children’s Justice Center Friends Fund

This fund supports a nationally-accredited center that protects the rights of children who are victims of felony sexual and physical abuse by providing safety, assistance and support to victims and their families.

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Innovative Services NW Children’s Programs

Support for this fund provides therapy, childcare, intervention and education services to Clark County children and families who are impacted by disabilities or other developmental disadvantages.

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Innovative Services NW Adult Programs

This fund empowers adults who have disabilities or other disadvantages by providing them with employment training and support services.

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Friends of the Carpenter Fund

A Christian fellowship that changes lives through caring and inclusive programs that empower people of faith through positive relationships, the art of woodworking and a renewed sense of purpose.

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Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Endowment Fund

Contributions support the operation and programming of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, which provides compassionate health, dental, vision and emergent care to those who are uninsured and underinsured.

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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund

This fund supports Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, a Christian organization that develops communities by building safe, affordable housing with the help of homeowner "partner" families.

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The Columbian People in Need Fund

Gifts to this fund support nonprofit organizations that are improving the health and well-being of at-risk children, youth, seniors and families by focusing on issues such as hunger, homelessness and health care.

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Children’s Trust Endowment Fund

Established in 1988, this endowment fund supports the Children's Trust Fund, which addresses the needs of at-risk children in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties.

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Clark County Food Bank Endowment Fund

Gifts provide perpetual support to the Food Bank's mission of alleviating hunger and its root causes in Clark County, Washington.

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Southwest Washington Symphony Endowed Fund

Support from this fund creates a vibrant quality of life in Cowlitz County by promoting the joy of music through outstanding live performances and immersive educational outreach programs in local schools.

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Columbia Theatre Association Endowment Fund

Support for this fund will continue to enrich the cultural lives of the people of the Lower Columbia region through the enjoyment of the performing arts, arts education, and related activities.

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Vancouver Symphony Endowment Fund

This endowment fund provides lasting support for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and its programs, which enrich southwest Washington through world-class musical performances and educational programs.

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Sculpture Garden

Support for this fund will continue to enrich the cultural lives of the people of the Lower Columbia region through the enjoyment of the performing arts, arts education, and related activities.

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CF General Fund

Contributions provide immediate support to our mission of inspiring philanthropy in southwest Washington for a more vibrant, engaged community.

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CF Administrative Endowment

Contributions forever sustain our mission of inspiring philanthropy in southwest Washington for a more vibrant, engaged community.

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Skamania Community Fund

Contributions improve the quality of life in Skamania County through projects and programs operated by local charitable organizations.

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Cowlitz Community Endowment Fund

Contributions improve the quality of life in Cowlitz County through projects and programs operated by local charitable organizations.

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Community Giving Fund

Contributions improve the quality of life in Clark County through projects and programs operated by local charitable organizations.

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