Meet Our Grantees

Arts in Education of the Gorge recently received a grant to create a series of murals depicting the diversity of agricultural workers who have contributed to the bounty of the Hood River Valley for generations.  Designed by artist Michelle Yamamoto, the murals will be painted by Diamond Fruit workers, local orchardists, community members and students.. read more →

Board News

The board of directors welcomes its newest member, Chris Moore, of Moro in Sherman County.  Chris is a wheat farmer and community leader who started the Sherman County Athletic Foundation to build and upgrade athletic facilities for area youth, including a football field, track facilities and ball fields.  Sherman County’s facilities are in use for.. read more →

Congratulations Grads and Grantees

Congratulations, Grads and Grantees We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2018 scholarships and Burchell Grant recipients.  We’re also pleased this year to add the Theo Caldwell Scholarship, serving Goldendale High School students, and a grant to Lyle School District through the Robert Halverson Fund for an award to a graduating senior of.. read more →

GCF Announces New Funds

We are pleased to welcome two new fundholders from the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge: the Theo Caldwell Scholarship Fund for Goldendale High School college-bound seniors and the Sherman County Athletic Foundation, providing long-term support for Moro’s school and community athletic facilities.  It is great to have these new funds supporting youth in.. read more →

2018 Granting Making Tops $87,000

The Gorge Community Foundation is proud to announce that grants totaling over $87,000 have been made to regional non-profit organizations since January 2018.  This is a record high for GCF grantmaking and demonstrates recent growth in the Foundation’s assets and the generosity of our donors.  The list of grantees includes organizations providing health and human services,.. 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 →

Never have we been so happy for rain!

We continue to extend our heartfelt thanks to those who have been fighting the Eagle Creek fire and working hard to keep our communities safe and homes protected. We’ve compiled a list of organizations where individuals can make donations to Gorge-based organizations that will be working on restoration and relief efforts.  Also visit here for.. read more →

25 Sep 2017
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Joan Burchell Fund Grants Announced

The Gorge Community Foundation is delighted to announce Joan Burchell grant recipients for 2017: Washington Gorge Actions Programs:  $3,000 for a portable acquaponics gardening system to grow fresh produce for Klickitat County food banks Hood River Warming Shelter:  $1,500 for sleeping bags and cots WSV Education Foundation: $2,000 for a program to support healthy life.. read more →

The Dalles Civic Auditorium Establishes Fund with GCF

The Gorge Community Foundation welcomes The Dalles Civic Auditorium Endowment to its list of designated fundholders.  The Civic Auditorium, completed in 1921 in the Beaux Arts Classic Revival style, harkens back to a golden age of civic architecture and the Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Committee is dedicated to preserving this cultural icon in the Gorge. The.. read more →