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 →

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 →

Fresh is best, all year round

Food Banks in Klickitat and Skamania counties provide low-income individuals and families with a Food Box once a month. Food Boxes may contain canned goods, fresh produce, bread, and frozen meat. While the food in a box varies, generally there is enough for three to twelve nutritionally balanced meals depending on the size of the.. 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 →

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 →