2015 Grant Recipients

Program: Children’s Summer Day Program

Agency: Lourdes Foundation/Lourdes Counseling Center

The program provides a summertime therapeutic and recreational experience for children and adolescents in Benton and Franklin Counties who have disabilities due to behavioral, emotional, and mild cognitive impairments.  The program provides a structured and safe environment to develop skills for coping with emotional and behavioral problems within an academic setting and in the home environment.  The main goal of the Children’s Summer Day Program is to reinforce and maintain the skill set children have learned so they are prepared to successfully return to school in the fall. http://www.lourdeshealth.net

Program: Domestic Violence Housing First

Agency: Domestic Violence Services of Benton-Franklin Counties

Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) provides flexible, survivor-driven, trauma-informed, and culturally relevant advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence and their children.  The goals of DVHF are to increase safety, stability, self-sufficiency, and empowerment to support survivors in creating lives free from violence.  The DVHF gives survivors the freedom to choose how to best rebuild their lives with an individual approach to victim advocacy. http://dvsbf.org

Program: Food for Hungry Schoolchildren

Agency: Second Harvest

The program provides distributes nutritious free food to students attending high-need schools and provides food supplies for an on-site pantry that will open at River’s Edge High School during the 2015-16 school year.  Second Harvest partners with educators who identify students who need additional assistance.  The program builds on Second Harvest’s mission of bringing community resources together to fight hunger and feed hope. http://2-harvest.org

Program: Mid-Columbia Youth Symphony

Agency: Mid-Columbia Symphony

The purpose of the tuition assistance program is to give deserving young musicians, regardless of their economic status, the opportunity to perform in a large symphony ensemble.  There have been several studies that show students experience positive effects as a result of participating in the arts and often have high test scores, outstanding GPAs, go on to higher education, and find gainful employment.  The program compliments the mission of the Mid-Columbia Symphony by furthering the education and outreach of young musicians. http://midcolumbiasymphony.org/

Program: Pathways to Literacy and Community Engagement (PTL)

Agency: Washington State University Foundation

One of the primary goals of this program is to increase literacy among Franklin County Latino families to improve school readiness of their children and to promote increased advocacy and engagement of family and community. www.benton-franklin.wsu.edu

Program: REACH: Creating Access for the Underserved

Agency: REACH Foundation

The program provides access to enhanced opportunities for K-12 students on specific themes that define this region of the state.  The focus of the program is to increase access to the REACH for educational field trips bringing for tours and interactive activities.  The REACH educators collaborate with teachers to define the experience the children will have based on age and to fulfill common-core standards and next-generation science standards. http://visitthereach.org/

Program: SMART Girls

Agency: Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties

SMART Girls, a program for girls between the ages of 8 and 17, focuses on health, fitness, prevention, education, and self-esteem enhancement; with SMART standing for Skills Mastery and Resistance Training.  Members participate in a wide variety of group activities, field trips, and mentoring sessions with adult women from throughout the Tri-Cities community. http://kidexpert.org

Program: Step-Up

Agency: Safe Harbor Support Center Partnered with Domestic Violence Services of BF Counties and BF Juvenile Justice

The Step-Up program is for youth to stop violence and abuse toward their family and develop respectful family relationships so that all family members feel safe at home.  The goals of Step-Up are that families with youth that have perpetrated or are at risk for perpetrating violence toward their family will learn and practice skills for respectful communication and problem solving.  Step-Up is a nationally recognized best-practice adolescent family violence intervention program designed to address youth violence toward family members. http://www.safeharborsupportcenter.org/

Program: Specialized Human Trafficking Advocate

Agency: Mirror Ministries

Human Trafficking is a shocking reality, both locally and globally.  The purpose of the Specialized Human Trafficking Advocate is to have a specialized human trafficking advocate available for all agencies in the Tri-Cities to utilize when any type of trafficking victim is identified.  These victims are frequently minors or have been trafficked as minors and are now adults, where their cases overlap multiple agencies and systems.  By having a specialized advocate focused on trafficking victims, they are able to serve as a central coordinating resource to assist the victims, to streamline the process, and resolve these cases more efficiently. http://tc-cat.org

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; 3) for at least 60% of the tenants to graduate the program after three years. http://elijahfamilyhomes.org/

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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