2020 Grant Recipients

Program: Emerging needs funding for women in Trio/Student Support Services

Agency: Columbia Basin College Foundation

Columbia Basin College Foundation is dedicated to promoting student success and supporting programs at CBC through raising funds, building partnerships, and advocating for students and the college.

The Trio/Student Support Services program provides intensive services through academic advising, math and science tutoring, exposure to cultural events and perhaps most importantly transfer planning for low income, first generation, underserved and/or disabled students. The program ensures that students are able to have high student retention and meet graduation and transfer goals, ultimately achieving career success. Trio serves 200 students annually with a mission to break down education barriers.


Program: Expanding Mental Health Access by Increasing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Agency: Grace Clinic

Grace Clinic believes in bringing Christ’s love and healing to those in need.

Expanding Mental Health Access by Increasing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. The purpose of this project is to expand the scope of mental health services provided to Grace Clinic patients while simultaneously increasing the number of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners that are trained locally. To accomplish this, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) will be added to the Grace Clinic staff. In addition to seeing patients, the PNP will precept Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner students from WSU Tri-Cities.


Program: Pediatric Palliative Care

Agency: Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care

The mission of Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care is to enrich the quality of life for individuals and their families in need of comprehensive end-of-life care.

The Pediatric Palliative Care program supports children (ages 0-20) facing a potentially life-threatening or life-limiting illness, but does no yet meet the six-month prognosis requirement for hospice admission.


Program: Human Trafficking Program

Agency: Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

Support, Advocacy & Resource Center’s (SARC) mission is to provide crisis services, support and advocacy to victims, non-offending family members, and other who are impacted by crime. We strive to create and maintain a community without violence through prevention-based education.

Staff and volunteers in the Human Trafficking program provide dedicated, specialized services to survivors of sex trafficking and their support systems, 24 hours a day, in an empowering and non-judgmental manner. Individualized advocacy and case management are offered to all clients, providing each with options to trauma-based care and allowing clients to guide their follow-up process, build rapport with advocates, have support while navigating multiple care systems, and know they matter to this community.


Program: READY! For Kindergarten Mobile Outreach

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

The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia encourage and educate families about their important role in raising a reader and preparing their child for kindergarten. Support schools in ensuring students read on grade level by the end of third grade. Facilitate community involvement in helping young readers be successful.


Program: Path to Success

Agency: Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities

Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT) promotes physical, psychological and social well-being of people with special needs by providing animal-assisted therapies and activities. Our vision is to enrich the well-being of people with unique and special needs in our community.

The Path of Success is a non-riding program teaching basic horsemanship skills tailor made to encourage individual growth, with a curriculum adaptable for Veterans, geriatrics, foster children, trafficking victims, and mental health disorders.


Program: Camp Memory Bags, and Club/Mentoring

Agency: Royal Family KIDS, Pasco

Royal Family KIDS, Pasco seeks to change the lives of children in our local foster care system, ages 6-11 through a week-long resident Camp and Mentoring through the school year. They work to create life-changing moments for children of abuse that can change their outlook on life forever. Royal Family KIDS, Pasco has the goal of:

  • Treating People Royally       (especially Campers)
  • Keep Moving Forward          (to grow and improve)
  • Making Moments Matter     (creating a secure, successful environment)

The Camp Memory Bags, and Club/Mentoring Program teams Camp volunteers with Campers for the school year; meeting at least 4 hours a month and attending a monthly Club with breakfast or lunch, songs and activities and a monthly outing. This is the only mentoring program in the country that specifically targets children of abuse in Foster Care.


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