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: 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.


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 To Success program 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.


2019 Grant Recipients

Applied Behavioral Analysis Program: Children’s Developmental Center
College & Career Readiness with CISBF: Communities In Schools of Benton Franklin
Youth Outreach & Prevention Program: Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties
Transition To Success Program: Elijah Family Homes
ESL Childcare Program: Family Learning Center
Pursuing Potential: FORGE Youth Mentoring
Outreach & Intervention for Victims of Sex Trafficking: Mirror Ministries
Homeowners Down Payment Assistance: Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity
Education Field Trips to the REACH Museum: REACH Foundation

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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