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Founded 1999

Grants Year to Date: $157,000

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$7 M in assets

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Nearly $2 million in local grantmaking since inception

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$380K in grants 2019

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10 board members representing 5 counties

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$300K in scholarships since 2003

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Over 70 funds

Giving starts in the Gorge

We believe that giving begins at home. And for us, “home” is the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge—an incredibly special place renowned for its natural beauty, diverse heritage, and, of course, the wonderful people who live and work here. With deep roots in our community, we can help you find organizations addressing the causes you care about. The Gorge Community Foundation provides donors with simple, flexible, and effective ways of making a difference in our home communities throughout the Columbia River Gorge.

Serving 6 counties:

Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam in Oregon plus Skamania and Klickitat in Washington.

Congratulations, scholarship recipients from the class of 2020

This year saw another outstanding group of high school students. We wish them every success in the...

Burchell grants target food insecurity in Gorge communities

The Gorge Community Foundation Board of Directors has announced the following nine grant...

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) at GCF

On April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, GCF’s financial advisors at Ferguson Wellman...

Burchell Update

The Gorge Community Foundation Board of Directors has announced that 2020 grants from the Joan...

Meet our new investment managers

After a year-long review process led by the Foundation’s investment committee, the Gorge Community...

Full house at our annual fundholder breakfast

The Foundation held its annual “state of the foundation” breakfast at the Hood River Inn on Nov....

2019 Burchell Grants

Thank you to all the hardworking and deserving organizations that applied this year and...

Congratulations

to our 2019 scholarship recipients.  We wish these outstanding students every success in the years...

Challenge Grant Results

We are thrilled to report that the Challenge Grant for the Hood River County Library has raised...

Exciting challenge grant for Hood River County Library supporters

A private charitable foundation has made a $250,000 challenge grant to supporters of the Hood...