2017 Grant Recipients

Program: Girls on the Run

Agency: Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties

The Boys & Girls Clubs focuses on three main outcomes with the youth that we serve: Academic Success (Learn), Healthy Lifestyles (Live), and Good Character and Citizenship (Lead).  Girls on the Run will be implemented at two of our Club locations spring and fall of 2018 over a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade will participate in fitness, healthy lifestyle, and character development programming.  GOTR is designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength through curriculum that inspires to define life on their own terms.  www.greatclubs.org

Program: READY! For Kindergarten for Childcare Providers

Agency: The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia

The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia (CRFMC) works to ensure that all children read early and well thereby reaching their full potential in school and in life. The READY! CCP program will provide nine hours of early learning training in the critical early learning content areas of Language, Literacy, Math, Cognitive, and Social-Emotional to Benton-Franklin Childcare providers. This hands on engagement with early learning tool kits that contain materials designed to serve multiple children across the two to five year old age bands. www.read20minutes.org

Program: Support Women in Worker Retraining

Agency: Columbia Basin College Foundation

Columbia Basin College Foundation is dedicated to promoting student success and supporting programs at CBC. The worker retraining funding is to provide unemployed or underemployed women a path to self-sufficiency by ensuring they are able to afford and complete their first year of workforce training; sustain their funding at a level that allows them to confidently enter their second year; and give them access to employment resources to help with job placement when they have completed their program. www.columbiabasin.edu/foundation

Program: Transition To Success

Agency: Elijah Family Homes

Transition to Success (TTS), a three-year program of supportive services designed to lead Elijah Family Homes tenant families from homelessness or near homelessness to a higher level of self-sufficiency.  The three goals of TTS are 1) to leave with higher levels of income and education; 2) for the children of the families to show some measure of growth toward individual determination; and 3) for at least 60% of the tenants to graduate the program after three years.  www.elijahfamilyhomes.org

Program: Women’s and Boys’ Choir presentation of Gonzales Cantata Performance

Agency: Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

Mid-Columbia Women’s and Boys’ Choirs will present a program designed to empower women. The program will take place March 23-25, 2018.  Several local women’s groups will be invited to attend, including area high school treble choirs and the League of Women Voters.  Clients of other organizations such as Union Gospel Mission and Elijah Family Homes will be invited as well. The goal is to generate interest in the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers. www.midcolumbiamastersingers.org

Program: Mid-Columbia Junior Strings Ensemble

Agency: Mid-Columbia Symphony

The Mid-Columbia Symphony has been providing classical music to the Mid-Columbia Region for over 72 years. Our focus has always been on Education and Outreach. The Junior Strings Ensemble is a program for string musicians in grades 3-6 designed to educate and prepare young musicians for the advance repertoire of the Youth Symphony and continue to build the present and future classical music community.  www.midcolumbiasymphony.org

Program: Increasing Access to Food and Nutrition Education

Agency: Second Harvest Inland Northwest

Second Harvest fights hunger and feeds hope by bringing community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships. By hosting Mobile Food Banks and co-occurring nutrition education events at low-income schools, Second Harvest will increase consistent access to nutritious foods to help women and children, decrease food insecurity, positively affect long-term health outcomes, and educate children and families about healthier, affordable food choices. www.2-harvest.org

Program: Leadership for Benton City Youth: Life & Business Skills Coaching for Marginalized Girls & Boys

Agency: Perfect Image Leadership Foundation

The Perfect Image Leadership Foundation prepares young girls and boys to interact positively with peers, mentors, educators and employers. This new program engages Benton City grade school students in STEAM activities in a safe environment. By striving to grow positive character attributes, such as teamwork, responsibility and respect in youth so they can avoid the pitfalls of being unsupervised after school at a time when they are most vulnerable to negative influence. www.perfectimageleadership.org

Program: The Incredible Years Parenting Program

Agency: Safe Harbor Support Center

Safe Harbor Support Center provides a safe and nurturing environment by helping children, youth and families heal from trauma and recover from abuse and neglect when there are no other options. The Incredible Years parenting classes provide specific skills in how to parent one’s children from learning appropriate discipline techniques, increasing encouragement and support of their children, responding to their children’s needs in an appropriate and timely manner, increasing the parents’ ability to nurture, teach them to provide their children with self-soothing skills and alleviating further trauma by helping these parents identify dysfunctional qualities and aspects in their lives. www.safeharborsupportcenter.org

Program: YoungLives Kennewick-Richland Startup-Initiative

Agency: Young Life Kennewick-Richland

YoungLives welcomes all pregnant or parenting teen girls in the Tri-Cities area. As a division of Young Life, YoungLives echoes the refrain of more than 75 years of effective outreach to adolescents. The program methodology stems from a foundation of lasting relationships. We meet pregnant and parenting teens on their turf and in their schools, treating each girl with dignity, care and respect. As trust grows, they open up their lives to adult friends who can help them make positive choices in response to the challenges they face. http://kennewick-Richland.younglife.org

2016 Grant Recipients

Second Chance Center Rapid Engagement and Empowerment Project: Benton-Franklin Community Action Connections
Transition To Success: Elijah Family Homes
B4Stage4: Grace Clinic
Lunch Buddies: Ignite Youth Mentoring
Mid-Columbia Women’s Choir and Mid-Columbia Boys’ Choir: Mid-Columbia Mastersingers
Specialized Human Trafficking Advocate: Mirror Ministries
Royal Family KIDS Camp, Pasco Mentoring Program: Royal Family Kids Camp, Pasco WA

2015 Grant Recipients

Children’s Summer Day Program: Lourdes Foundation/Lourdes Counseling Center
Domestic Violence Housing First: Domestic Violence Services of Benton-Franklin Counties
Food for Hungry Schoolchildren: Second Harvest Inland Northwest
Mid-Columbia Youth Symphony: Mid-Columbia Symphony
Pathways to Literacy and Community Engagement: Washington State University Foundation
REACH: Creating Access to the Underserved: REACH Foundation
SMART Girls: Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
Step-Up: Safe Harbor Support Center Partnered with Domestic Violence Services of Benton-Franklin Counties and Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice
Specialized Human Trafficking Advocate: Mirror Ministries

Transition to Success: Elijah Family Homes

2014 Grant Recipients

After School Matters/Community Liaison Component: Tri-Cities Community Connections
Development of Varied Experiences: The ARC of Tri-Cities
Education of Wheels: REACH Foundation
First-Generation Scholarships: Washington State University, Tri-Cities
Food for Hungry Schoolchildren: Second Harvest Inland Northwest
Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run Southeast WA
“Mission: Ignition: Recruiting and Training Campaign: Ignite Youth Mentoring
Pathways to Literacy and Community Engagement (PTL): Washington State University Foundation
Royal Family KIDS Camp, Club Mentors: Royal Family KIDS, Pasco
Spectrum on Stage: Academy of Children’s Theatre
Tri-Cities Diaper Bank: Adventist Community Services

2013 Grant Recipients

After School Matters: Tri-Cities Community Connections
Be a Friend First (BFF): Anti-bullying/relational aggression program – Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
CARE (Complete Autism Response & Evaluation) Team: Carson Kolzig Foundation
First Generation Scholarships: Washington State University, Tri-Cities
Homegrown Help Produce Distribution: Second Harvest
Tri-Cities Diaper Bank: Adventist Community Services

2012 Grant Recipients

At-Risk Youth Chaplain: The Chaplaincy
Education on Wheels: Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology (CREHST)
The Children’s Program: Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties
Safe Families for Children (SFFC): Olive Crest
Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC), Pasco/Royal Family KIDS, Club & Mentor Program: Royal Family Kids Camp
The Counseling Program: Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC)
First Generation Scholarships: Washington State University, Tri-Cities

2011 Grant Recipients

Grace Clinic Fund for Dental Hygiene, Therapy for Grace Clinic Patients: Columbia Basin College/CBC Foundation
“Money Matters”: Financial Literacy – Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
Women Build 2012: Habitat for Humanity Tri-Cities
“Pass the Torch”: Ignite Youth Mentoring
BodyWorks: Lourdes Health Network
Tri-Cities Diaper Bank: Adventist Community Services
First Generation Scholarships: WSU Tri-Cities/WSU Foundation

2010 Grant Recipients

Cork’s Place: The Tri-Cities Chaplaincy
Hope Home / Bonding Right from the Start & TEAM HOPE Groups: Catholic Family and Child Service
Royal Family Kids’ Camp, Pasco: Royal Family Kids’ Camp
Tri-Cities Kids Café: Second Harvest Tri-Cities
Women Success Program: WSU Tri-Cities/WSU Foundation

2009 Grant Recipients

Beads Behind Bars: Allied Arts Association
Girls on the Run: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities
Guardianship Monitoring Program: Family Court Services Division Benton/Franklin Superior Court
Hospice Guide to Caregiving: The Chaplaincy
Kids Café: Second Harvest Tri-Cities
Loving Homes for Abused Children Program: Olive Crest
(Mentoring Girls in Construction) MAGIC Camp: National Association of Women in Construction
Taming the Dragons: Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery
Women in History and Science: Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology (CREHST)
Women Success Program: Washington State University, Tri-Cities/WSU Foundation

2008 Grant Recipients

Family Enrichment: Elijah Family Homes
Pathway to Success: Columbia Industries
Royal Family Kids’ Camp: Royal Family Kids’ Camp
Teen Council: Planned Parenthood of Central Washington
Educational and Character Building Services to Refugees, Migrant Workers, and the Poor in Tri-Cities: Skills Development Mission

2007 Grant Recipients

Partners N Pals Jr. Pilot Program Summer Camp: Arc of Tri-Cities
Spanish Literacy Project (Phase 2): Washington State University Extension
Body and Mind: Salvation Army
Growing Up: Safe, Healthy, and Happy: Vista Youth Center
Increase Direct Medical Service to Uninsured: Grace Clinic
Children’s Summer Day Treatment Program: Lourdes Counseling Center

2006 Grant Recipients

Teen Dating Violence: Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Planned Parenthood of Central Washington
Don’t Quit Workshop: Columbia Basin College Resource Center
Project Backpack: Second Harvest Food Bank
Spanish Literacy Project: Washington State University Extension
Domestic Violence Awareness Project: Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties

2005 Grant Recipients

Project Backpack: Second Harvest Food Bank
Cork’s Place: Tri-Cities Chaplaincy
Girls Are Great: Mid-Columbia Girl Scouts
Choices: Benton-Franklin Community Action Committee
Autism Intervention: Children’s Developmental Center
Don’t Quit Workshop: Columbia Basin College Resource Center

2004 Grant Recipients

The “What’s Life Worth…?” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous” Program: Benton Franklin Substance Abuse Council
The Pregnant and Parenting Outreach Support Program: Hope Home
The Supervised Visitation and Exchange Services Program: Mid-Columbia Coalition for Children
Cork’s Place: Tri-Cities Chaplaincy

2003 Grant Recipients

Skills, Mastery and Resistance Training (SMART) Girls!: Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
Children’s Day Program: Lourdes Counseling Center
Youth Employment Support Services (YESS): Columbia Industries
Amigas Unidas Community Organizing and Outreach: Consejo
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: Contact

2002 Grant Recipients

Women Helping Women Build One House: Tri-County Partners – Habitat for Humanity
Crisis Program: Sexual Assault Response Center
Project Hand-Up: Second Harvest Food Bank
All Newborns Given Legal Seats: A.N.G.L.S. Network

2001 Grant Recipients

Non-Traditional and Weekend Hours Child Care: Benton-Franklin Community Action Committee
Mentoring to Overcome Barriers to Success: Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery

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