2021 Grant Recipients

Program: Women Who Wow

Agency: Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties

The Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to empowering all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

The Women Who Wow video series seeks to empower and inspire female children and teens by providing local female role models and inspirational messages. The series will be shared with current members, as well as those families who also engage online via the Virtual Club website and YouTube channel. Additionally, the Women Who Wow series will be launched in March during Women’s History Month and will be marketed to young women throughout the community.


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 and 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: Scholarship Support for Elementary Education

Agency: Columbia Basin College Foundation

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

The CBC Elementary Education program is a bachelor’s degree program at CBC. Currently the program is made up of all female students. The program enrollment reflects a population that is both diverse and lower income than CBC’s general student demographics. In the Early Childhood      Education program 65% of enrollees are students of color and 47% are considered low income. The bachelor’s program was developed to build upon Early Childhood Education associate degree, providing an opportunity for students to continue their education and earn their teaching certificate locally. Specifically, the program was created to help provide a pathway for diverse students, who upon graduation with likely stay in the area and teach in diverse schools.


Program: Opportunity Kitchen

Agency: Columbia Industries

Columbia Industries is a mission-based organization committed to supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and other challenges, in order to help them achieve personal success and community engagement. We champion the development of essential vocational and life skills, meaningful social involvement and access to critical resources.

Opportunity Kitchen is a 12-week food service training program for adults facing employment barriers in which they gain hands-on experience in a commercial kitchen. The goal is for all participants to gain skills needed to thrive in community-based food service or hospitality jobs.

Many of our students experience homelessness or unstable housing, lack of employment or skills to gain employment, mental health issues, single parenthood, and many other barriers that make maintaining employment difficult. Our wraparound support services provide a structured path for students to connect with other resources needed to make positive changes in their lives.


Program: Emergency Food/Assistance 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.

Emergency Housing/Food Assistance Program helps families of Domestic Violence with housing to prevent homelessness. The services focus on emergency food assistance and housing emergencies such as utility and rental assistance.


Program: Amigo Mentor Hispanic Outreach Program

Agency: FORGE Youth Mentoring

FORGE Youth Mentoring seeks to connecting generations to restore hope in communities and help young people discover their God-given potential.

The Amigo Mentor Hispanic Outreach program, piloted in Mattawa, to specifically target Hispanic community. Our goal is to offer a culturally dynamic program with Spanish materials, trainings, and communication strategies that will invite and welcome the participation of Hispanic leaders, volunteers, and youth.


Program: Pathfinder Troops Program

Agency: Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Throughout the program, girls will meet consistently once a week throughout the school year for 27 weeks. A leader to girl ratio of 1:8 will ideally be maintained throughout the program. Following the Girl Scout troop model of being girl-led, the girls participating in Pathfinders Troop will have the freedom and flexibility to design their own Girl Scout experience. They will make for a diverse troops whose activities might range from robotics and film making to camping and hiking. By participating in these troops, girls will build the skills critical to lifelong success, while forming lifelong memories and friendships.


Program: Grace Kitchen Program

Agency: Grace Kitchen

Grace Kitchen is a ministry that exists to empower and employ women out of poverty in the Tri-Cities area, through mentoring, job training, employment, and friendship.

Through the production and sales of gourmet dried food products, women can earn a fair wage as they learn business skillsets that make them more employable. With time we plan to launch a catering business and a barista training program. Upon completion of our training program, women will be able to support themselves and their children.

Many of the women Grace Kitchen serves have been through some type of trauma such as adverse childhood experiences, spousal abuse, rape, prostitution, or death of a child. Others have been previously incarcerated, making transportation and employment a challenge.


Program: Mastersingers Youth Program

Agency: Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers seeks to transform lives through the power of choral music.

Mastersingers Youth is an educational youth choir program for singers age 9-18 (grades 4-12). Participants and directors meet for weekly rehearsals September through May, with an additional Choir Summer Camp for singers 9-12 in August. No audition is required, and Tuition Assistance is available for anyone in need. Rehearsals emphasize teamwork, proper vocal technique and learning music theory, the building blocks of music. The choirs also perform in an array of venues with several local and regional distinguished musical groups, including other choirs, symphonies, ballet, and theater groups.


Program: Restorative Therapeutic Mental Services for Sex Trafficking Victims

Agency: Mirror Ministries

Mirror Ministries mission is to respond to domestic minor 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.

Restorative Therapeutic Mental Health Services is a program for sex trafficking victims through a dedicated Clinical Supervisor for a standardized cohesive mental health curriculum. The year-round program allows each survivor opportunity to learn and heal through all the modules while receiving personalized counseling. This program will bring deeper healing in a more expedient time frame to survivors of trafficking. It will reduce recidivism rate among these survivors due to their increased resilience from the healing and skills learned. It will stop the cycle of generational trafficking, break addictions, and develop healthy parents for this new generation.


Program: Mobile Market

Agency: Second Harvest

Fighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education, and partnerships.

The Mobile Market helps increase food access to underserved populations across the inland Northwest, including in the Tri-Cities. Second Harvest’s Mobile Market brings a refrigerated truck full of 8,000 to 10,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat bread, and other staples to high-end communities to provide food to children, families and seniors at no cost.


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: Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance Program

Agency: Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity

Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity focuses on ensuring that all residents of Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla Counties have the opportunity for a decent and affordable place to live; Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

In our affordable Homeownership Program once the home has been constructed, the 500 sweat equity hours completed, and homeownership classes taken, the closing process starts. By requiring homeowners to contribute to their closing costs we are able to reinforce positive patterns of saving that are necessary to achieve and maintain homeownership.



2020 Grant Recipients

Emerging needs funding for women in Trio/Student Support Services: Columbia Basin College Foundation
Expanding Mental Health access by Increasing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners: Grace Clinic
Pediatric Palliative Care: Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care
Camp Memory Bags, and Club Mentoring: Royal Family KIDS, Pasco
Human Trafficking Program: Support, Advocacy, and Resource Center
READY! For Kindergarten Mobile Outreach: The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia
Path To Success: Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities

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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