Solicited Grants (2011-Current)

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Walla Walla Watershed Foundation

Project: Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Education Outreach Program

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Walla Walla, WA

The program engages 600+ students and 100+ adults each year in a collection of experiential learning activities to improve audience’s understanding of natural resources and systems, to foster restoration and sustainability in the Walla Walla watershed basin.


Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Project: Salmon cooking station and Joseph Interpretive Exhibit Tipis

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $9,000 Location: Wallowa, OR

The Nez Perce Homeland Project is a grass roots endeavor to develop a place in the Wallowa Valley where the Nez Perce people can once again celebrate their traditions and customs.  It aims to connect a new generation of Nez Perce people, local community members, and visitors from around the world with stories of the past and a vision of the future.  This grant furthers that mission by: 1) construct a rock salmon cooking station beside the traditional dance arbor in Wallowa to be used during the annual Tamkaliks Celebration and Friendship Feast; 2) replace the two aging Nez Perce style tipis, decorated by Nez Perce artists, at the Homeland Project Interpretive Exhibit in Joseph.



Wallowa Resources

Project: All-Lands Forest Stewardship Coordination Across the Northern Blues

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Enterprise, OR

Funds will support coordination and implementation for six cross-boundary projects across Umatilla, Baker, Union and Wallowa counties as part of the ten year Northern Blues Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLRP).

Wild Gift

Project: Marketing / Leader Development Program

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Sun Valley, ID

Half of this gift was used to improve social media outreach for Wild Gift, and half supported one new Wild Gift Leader in 2013.  Wild Gift helps to develop young leaders through an intensive wilderness experience and mentoring the leaders’  project designed to benefit their community/society.  Please see their website for more information.

Wilderness International, Inc.

Project: Canby Community Park Wetlands Youth Conservation Project

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $7,300 Location: Canby, Or

The Wilderness International Youth Conservation Corps program exists to build life skills in the lives of at-risk youth while completing important conservation projects.  This program enhances the native habitat and public access of the Youth & Disabled Citizens Fishing Pond & adjoining wetlands trail system at the Canby Community Park.  In addition, youth crew members receive training, college credit, stipends and job skills development from the program.

Willamette Riverkeeper

Project: General Support of Clean Water, Healthy Habitat, Freshwater Mussel Protection and River Access!

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR

The intent of this general support proposal is to protect water quality and habitat, and to better enable people to see and experience their river.

Willamette Riverkeeper

Project: Support for Willamette Riverkeeper's four major programs: River Discovery, Clean Water, Habitat Restoration and Water Monitoring.

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Portland, OR

Through Willamette Riverkeeper’s four major programs, adults and youth are involved in paddling trips, nature walks, and other outreach activities to inspire stewardship and personal responsibility resulting in a cleaner, healthier river; Willamette Riverkeeper will strategically enforce laws and monitor sites to reduce the amount of pollution entering our rivers and streams and restore riparian health to key Willamette sites to aid native fish and wildlife, improve water quality, and cultivate stewards within our community.


Project: Barista Education and Employment Program

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Seattle, WA

YouthCare’s Barista Training and Education Program sets homeless young people on the path to obtain a job and educational credential, meeting each young person where they are with the support they need and giving them access to YouthCare’s full continuum of services: outreach, basic needs, shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment.  Participants gain hands-on barista and food preparation training, customer service training, and career exploration opportunities.


Project: YouthCare's YouthBuild

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Seattle, WA

The YouthBuild program is a six-month, cohort-based, construction pre-apprenticeship program that supports 15-20 students per cohort in completing their GED and obtaining stable employment.

Zarephath Ministries

Project: General Operations

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Gresham, OR

Helps to support the mission of Zarephath Ministries to feed and provide emergency food to anyone in need.

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