2019 Grant Recipients

Program: Applied Behavioral Analysis

Agency: Children’s Developmental Center

Children’s Developmental Center strives to empower families and improve children’s lives through comprehensive early intervention services. The center serves children with developmental delays and special needs in Benton & Franklin Counties.

The Applied Behavioral Analysis program is for children ages 2-6 with a medical diagnosis of Autism. Scientifically based, it uses highly structured individualized treatment plans and therapies to address the uniqueness of each child’s needs and to improve socially important issues like behavior problems and learning. Parents, caregivers, teachers, and therapists work together to integrate the plan throughout the child’s daily life.


Program: College & Career Readiness with CISBF

Agency: Communities in Schools of Benton Franklin

Communities in Schools of Benton Franklin work to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

College & Career Readiness with CISBF has a goal to reduce the incidences of high school dropouts while empowering students to explore college and career readiness opportunities using key components through school-wide, targeted programming and case management services:

♥ Engagement in activities that promote the importance of college

♥ Addressing the root causes of high school dropouts; providing support for basic needs while informing and connecting students to personalized community services.

♥ Implementation of initiatives around college and career readiness for group or cohort of students while leveraging community partnerships

♥ Targeted and personalized interventions, such as social and emotional support, academic support, tailored action plans to support preparation activities and strategies for chosen post-secondary pathways and consistent, caring adult/family interactions.


Program: Youth Outreach & Prevention Program

Agency: Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties

Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties is dedicated to create a healthy community free from all forms of domestic violence.

The Youth Outreach and Violence Prevention  program is designed for youth ages 10 to 18. Our specifically trained advocates facilitate   5-7 girls and 5-10 boys weekly, in 8 to 10 week cycles.

Youth can be referred to the program through teachers, school counselors, parents or by anyone that sees a benefit from this program, including the youth themselves. The program is aimed at youth that have witnessed domestic violence or are otherwise at-risk for detrimental behavior.


Program: Transition To Success

Agency: Elijah Family Homes

Elijah Family Homes provides supportive services to those not eligible for public  housing because of activities during their time of active addiction.

The Transition To Success program assists families currently in the EFH housing program and those on the waiting list. Families have been in recovery from substance abuse addiction for at least one year upon program entry, have children under 18, and do not qualify for public housing. Case management includes home visits, Positive Parenting Program, goal setting, compliance monitoring (drug tests and recovery meeting documentation), EFH community meetings, and family activities.


Program: ESL Childcare Program

Agency: Family Learning Center

Family Learning Center’s primary focus is on educational support with a vision to help refugees in the Tri-Cities thrive in their new homeland.

The ESL classes for non-English speaking mothers of preschool aged children can consistently attend daytime English class. The ability for mothers to focus on learning while their children are playing is priceless.  As parents grow their abilities to communicate in English, they will be able to communicate with their child’s teacher,  depend less on their children as interpreters, and contribute more confidently to their community.


Program: Pursuing Potential

Agency: Forge Youth Mentoring

FORGE Youth Mentoring seeks to provide  one-on-one mentoring relationships for children with safe, caring adults. Youth are matched with same gender adults that make a yearlong commitment to meet weekly. Kids who regularly meet with an adult mentor for an average of one hour a week are: 52% less likely to skip school, 46% less likely to begin using drugs, 32% less likely to commit a  violent crime and 27% less likely to begin using alcohol.

The Pursuing Potential program aims to  inspire youth to develop personal and career interests that will propel them toward becoming productive and contributing adults. Mentors will be equipped with assessment tools to coach and inspire mentees, empowering them to envision their possibilities and potential.


Program: Outreach & Intervention for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Agency: Mirror Ministries

Mirror Ministries responds to domestic sex trafficking with the love of Christ through local education, intervention, restoration, and aftercare. Our vision is to see local victims of sex trafficking become survivors who have hope healing, and restoration.

The Outreach and Intervention for Victims of Sex Trafficking program is doing community, street, and online outreach to find victims of sex trafficking. We are reaching in the hidden marketplace where they are being exploited. We seek them out and intervene on their behalf to connect them with services, and build supportive community. Mirror offers 24/7 local sex trafficking hotline that is answered by trained advocates. They help a victim see that there is hope and a way out of the torture they are enduring.


Program: Homeowners Down Payment Assistance

Agency: Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity believes in providing low-income families with a decent and affordable place to live. Since 1994 Habitat has built 112 homes in the Tri-County area.

The Homeowner Down Payment Assistance program will cover three low-income families with single female head of households to assist in absorbing these costs.

Statistics show that unstable housing conditions negatively affect the physical and mental health of a child as well as have detrimental effects on their education including increased absences, lower test scores, and higher likelihood of dropping out.


Program: Education Field Trips to the REACH Museum

Agency: REACH Foundation

The REACH Foundation is dedicated to supporting and increasing access by learners of all ages to inspiring and engaging STEM education experiences at the REACH. These experiences include field trips and interactive activities associated with museum exhibits, STEM family learning workshops, the REACH into the Classroom program, STEM-themed quarterly events, and Boredom Busters education programs during school breaks, an offsite tour program, and other events.

The Education Field Trips to the REACH   Museum will assist schools with increasing populations of under served students. These students cross all ethnic groups. To provide more direct STEM learning to a larger number of children, to focus on funding  Educational Field Trips bringing K-12 students to the REACH for two-hour, age-appropriate, educator-led programs. Exhibits and activities cover a range of STEM subject areas and are aligned with the common core, next generation science and English/Language Arts standards. Our educational curriculum follows the main exhibit themes of the REACH. Course themes offered are Geologic Past, Columbia River, Shrub-Steppe Ecosystem, Washington Agriculture, and Hanford Project.


2018 Grant Recipients

In School Grief Support Program: Chaplaincy Health Center
Fueling Kids Futures: Communities In Schools of Benton Franklin
Youth Prevention in Schools: Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties
Pediatric Palliative Care: Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care
INCLUDE (Inspiring, with No Challenges or Limitations, the University of Dance Experience): Mid-Columbia Ballet
Restorative Therapeutic Services for Victims of Sex Trafficking: Mirror Ministries
Respite and Art Program for Developmentally Disabled: Modern Living Services
Leadership ANSIL (A New Start in Life): River of Life MCC
Camp Memory Bags and Clubs/Mentoring Program: Royal Family Kids, Pasco
Women-On-A-Roll: Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop
Women Helping Women Become Citizens: World Relief Tri-Cities

2017 Grant Recipients

Girls on the Run: Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
READY! For Kindergarten for Childcare Providers: The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia
Support Women in Worker Retraining: Columbia Basin College Foundation
Transition To Success: Elijah Family Homes
Women’s and Boy’s Choir presentation of Gonzales Cantata Performance: Mid-Columbia Mastersingers
Mid-Columbia Junior Strings Ensemble: Mid-Columbia Symphony
Increasing Access to Food and Nutrition Education: Second Harvest Inland Northwest
Leadership for Benton City Youth: Life & Business Skills for Marginalized Girls & Boys: Perfect Image Leadership Foundation
The Incredible Years Parenting Plan: Safe Harbor Support Center

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 Under served: 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 Center
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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