Joan Burchell Fund Now Accepting Grant Proposals

Our Joan Burchell Fund is requesting grant proposals for its annual funding cycle. The deadline for applying is May 4, 2018.  Grants will be awarded in July.  The Burchell Fund supports projects ranging from arts to social services, health care and the environment.  Over $70,000 has been granted through this fund since its inception in 2010. The purpose of the Joan Burchell Fund is to.. read more →

Lyle Alumnus Robert Halverson Establishes Scholarship Fund

Lyle Schools alumnus Robert Halverson, Class of 1960, has announced a generous gift to the Gorge Community Foundation to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Lyle School. Mr. Halverson, currently a resident of Kelso, Washington, has enjoyed a long and successful career. He worked in construction on the North Cascades Highway and the John Day.. read more →

Remember the Gorge this Holiday Season

As you think about what matters most to you this holiday season, please consider giving to your favorite Gorge non-profits. Your holiday contributions can help families purchase warm coats and holiday meals, ensure that pets are cared for during the cold weather, restore our natural environment, or help an arts organization thrive. In addition, if you.. read more →

Meet the Ericksons

Patrick and Beverly Erickson started their Donor Advised fund at the Gorge Community Center in October with the condition that all grants made from their fund support organizations serving and with a physical presence in Wasco County. On New Year’s Day 2016, the couple moved to The Dalles from Oregon City to spend their retirement years. “We’re here.. read more →

DIY is F-U-N at Gorge MakerSpace

2017 has brought new laser cutters, solar-powered smoothies, and a new home to Gorge MakerSpace, thanks in part to a Gorge Community Foundation Burchell grant. What is a MakerSpace? In simple terms, it is a shop where tools, materials and coaching are made available to kids so they can learn about science and technology by.. read more →