Academy of Children’s Theatre - $1,000
To support the Cultural Enrichment Program for Title 1 Elementary Schools for low-income elementary school age children to experience literature-based live theatre in our community.
Blue Mountain Wildlife - $1,534
To support the outreach education program for an average of 10,000 students each year to view live raptors and learn about their natural history as well as the necessary medical supplies to care for sick and injured wildlife.
Boys & Girls Club of BF Counties - $2,500
To support the annual Youth of the Year Retreat for high school Youth of the Year candidates. The retreat allows for exemplary club members to have focused time to work on their speeches and essays for the scholarship competition.
Camerata - $500
To support the annual Young Artist’s program sponsored by Camerata for 47 seasons with the purpose of showcasing the talents of local music students.
Catholic Family & Child Services - $4,000
Funding will support the Children Come First program. Child maltreatment has been shown to correlate with dysfunctional family dynamics that in turn pose a threat to child safety. The program addresses an underlying cause of the problem by engaging parents/caregivers in learning and utilizing positive parenting techniques through curricula designed for at-risk families.
Cavalcade of Authors - $2,250
To encourage literacy in middle and high school students by engaging young adolescents’ interest and motivation in reading with the focus of the project to reach reluctant readers. Funding will support bringing two carefully selected authors to the Tri-Cities.
Children’s Developmental Center - $2,695
To support the Applied Behavior Analysis program, a therapeutic intervention program to meet the needs of children ages 18 months to 6 years who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Columbia Industries - $2,500
To support the Community Center established at CI in 2014 to increase and diversify services for individuals with disabilities. Funding will assist with creating a fully functional kitchen to enhance the popular weekly cooking classes for CI members.
Domestic Violence Services - $5,910
Funding will support the ongoing operations of DVS.
Edith Bishel Center - $2,500
To support the ongoing Independent Living and Rehabilitation program helping those who are visually impaired or blind and who are not able to participate in the normal activities of life.
Elijah Famiy Homes - $2,000
EFH fosters hope, dignity, and self-sufficiency through stable housing and supportive services for families in recovery. Grant funding will support the Transition to Success Program providing families with services necessary to help them when they graduate from the program so they are more self-sufficient.
Family Learning Center - $3,497
The Center helps refugees thrive in the Tri-Cities by offering ESL classes for adults, after school homework help programs, reading classes and citizenship classes. Grant funding will support a new program of individualized academic mentoring to refugee students who are at risk in their high school classes.
Grace Clinic - $3,485
The clinic provides free healthcare to low-income uninsured residents of Benton & Franklin counties. The funding will be used to support the increased need to remove language barriers in healthcare by continuing to build a team of translators including paid professionals and volunteer interpreters from local schools and other area programs.
Hands In for Hands On (HiHo) - $500
HiHo was established with the goal of establishing and providing continued support for an interactive children’s museum in the Tri-Cities. Funding will support bringing a 3,000 square foot exhibit to the Tri-Cities for a three-month run in 2017.
Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care - $2,000
Grant funding will support the rural palliative care program and specifically the Pediatric Palliative care program serving patients from birth to 20 years of age facing potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Junior Achievement - $2,500
Their purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy and the grant funding will cover the costs of programs for five classrooms for the 7th and 8th grade and high school students in the Burbank area.
Kadlec NICU - $1,800
Funding will support the ongoing needs of the patients, and their families, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.
KC Help (Knight’s Community Equipment Lend Program) - $4,000
KC Help’s mission is to provide free of charge or obligation the necessary basic hospital type equipment needed for home convalescence. Funding will support transitioning from a manual paper system for service and equipment tracking to an electronic tracking system.
Lourdes Foundation - $10,000
Grant funding will support the Children’s Summer Day Program at Lourdes Counseling Center providing a therapeutic/recreational experience for children ages 8-18 who have disabilities due to behavioral, emotional and cognitive impairments. The program’s goal is to reinforce and maintain the skills the children have learned so they’re prepared for school in the fall.
Master Gardener Foundation - $2,000
Funding will support Master Gardeners to help existing low-income and disadvantaged gardeners to increase the amount and quality of nutritious food that they grow for their families. This project will help about 250 gardeners in 16 gardens in Pasco, Kennewick and Richland to grow more food.
MCBones - Mid-Columbia Basin Old Nature Education Sciences - $2,000
MCBones was created to develop the Coyote Canyon Mammoth site near Kennewick into a local and regional outdoor classroom and laboratory for K-12 teachers, students, and community volunteers. The bones are fragile and visitors don’t have the opportunity to handle them. A volunteer has used his 3-D printer to create reproductions of bones and MCBONES uses these reproductions for teaching and hands-on exercises. Grant funding will support the purchase of two 3-D printers.
Modern Living Services - $2,000
Modern Living Services provides housing, life skills and educational resources to developmentally disabled individuals in Benton and Franklin Counties. Grant funding will support “Respite Night” for two separate events in 2017. The purpose is to serve families as respite relief providing overnight assisted care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Munden’s Rising Son Adventures Youth Fishing Program - $5,000
Grant funding will provide at-risk youth in the greater Tri-City area all-expense paid fishing excursions with a professional fishing guide. Youth will experience the great outdoors, study their natural resources, and experience a positive activity in their troubled lives
Perfect Image Leadership Foundation - $5,000
Perfect Image Leadership Foundation is dedicated to the development of positive life skills in at-risk youth. The grant funding will support their Connecting Benton City At-Risk Youth with Positive Influence Program by helping to cover costs of providing a space for learning various activities using art and entrepreneurial classes to instill values in the youth served.
Pet Over Population Prevention - $946
Funding will support ongoing operations of POPP.
Rebuilding Mid-Columbia - $5,700
Rebuilding Mid-Columbia addresses the critical home repair needs of the under-resourced and vulnerable populations living in the Tri-Cities. Funding will support Rebuilding Days which are scheduled semi-annually with one-day building blitzes where volunteer crews complete home repairs and safety modifications for low-income homeowners.
Safe Harbor/My Friends’ Place - $5,000
Funding will support “Starting Over” therapy for homeless youth and struggling youth in our community and their families. This particular project will provide on-site therapy for homeless youth who are no longer able to access insurance and have high emotional and mental health needs including traumatization, abandonment, mental health issues and grief and loss issues.
Senior Life Resources NW - $2,000
Funding will support Project Homecoming to better serve those being released from the hospital and going home to empty houses without nutritional support and someone to check on them which may result in readmits to the hospital.
The ARC of Tri-Cities - $2,500
Funding will support workshops to instruct parents on how to support their child’s development and overall family welfare. To arm parents with the knowledge and strategies to help them learn how to be strong advocates for their disabled children.
The Chaplaincy - $5,000
Funding will support the Homebound Behavioral Health Services program to meet the needs of those clients who for various reasons are unable to leave their homes to receive the services needed.
The Children’s Reading Foundation - $1,000
Funding will support the partnership with Union Gospel Mission’s Women & Children's Shelter program by providing a brand new book for every child who come through the UGM-WCS’ weekly events along with an info-graphic bookmark for the mother on why reading together now is so important for their children’s school and life success.
Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT) - $2,500
Funding will support the expansion of programs and the facility to meet the demands in the community for this type of recreational and therapeutic activity which does not otherwise exist for individuals with special needs.
Tri-Cities Residential Services - $2,500
Funding will support high quality, interactive training courses for TCRS staff working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maximize their ability to function independently and effectively.
Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity - $1,500
Funding will provide an educational experience in partnership with high school faculty of construction classes offered throughout Kennewick School District. As participants working in collaboration with Habitat's homeownership program, students will work on all aspects of new home construction to provide simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income families.
Women Helping Women Fund TC - $2,500
Funding will help underwrite the annual Women Helping Women luncheon fostering the growth of women philanthropists and raising funds that are allocated through a grant process to non-profit programs that serve women and children.
YMCA - $6,179
Funding will support the Pasco YMCA at the Martin Luther King Center to offer an affordable, positive, safe and healthy environment with a goal for the youth to learn to be positive contributors in our communities as they become capable adults.