Blue Mountain Community Foundation's Giving Catalog is a new crowdfunding initiative designed to bring attention and funding to our area's charities and nonprofits. The campaign runs from December 1-31, 2019. Charities are listed below in alphabetical order with a brief description of their work and their Federal Tax ID Number. When you find an organization you would like to support, click the Donate button to enter your donation details. You can add donations to more than one organization to your shopping cart before checking out with your credit card.

Prefer to make a donation by check? Please make all checks payable to BMCF - Giving Catalog and write the name of the organization you wish to support in the memo line. Interested in supporting more than one organization? Please include a note with your check to make sure it's applied correctly! Checks can be mailed to BMCF directly at PO Box 603, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Please contact BMCF at 509-529-4371 with any questions!

Grant Requests

Giving Opportunities

American Assoc of University Women-Walla Walla
Federal EIN 91-6035370
AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, AAUW has worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Locally WW-AAUW annually donates thousands of dollars in scholarships to women in the Walla Walla valley who have had a break in their education (such as leaving college to work or care for children) and are returning to college. WW-AAUW also provides leadership training and salary negotiation workshops.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
150.77
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Better Together of Walla Walla
Federal EIN 81-1845964
Better Together WW exists to help people reduce personal financial debt through our financial literacy program. This literacy program is called New Start Initiative. We offer families a "new start" as they take the "initiative" towards personal growth and accountability. We teach life skills and embrace one-on-one mentoring with accountability over 12 months. In exchange for accountability, we provide weekly food and gasoline. To date, 13 families have reduced personal debt by $150,000! Your donation of any amount will go directly towards the monthly support of our families. On average, each family receives between $100-$300 a month of support in the form of grocery store gift cards. Our goal is to support 3 families for one year offering them $300 per month. Questions? Call Kim Wilson, Founder/Director at 541-212-9342.
Requested
3,600.00
Funded
110.00
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Birthright of Washington
Federal EIN 91-1347552
Birthright is here to support you with your pregnancy regardless of your circumstances. We offer a safe place for all with no pressure, lectures or judgement. All services are free including pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothes, diapers, etc. Birthright will help you make a realistic plan for your future and the future of your unborn child. There is Hope. You are not alone.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
55.00
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Blue Mountain Action Council
Federal EIN 91-0793597
We build thriving communities.
Our Goals:
-Meet the basic needs of low-income people. Our pillars are housing, food, and employment.
-Offer opportunities to help people become independent and self-sufficient
-Develop ways to reduce and prevent poverty
-Engage community support and volunteerism

Coming in early 2020: Join us as we build our first-ever permanent home in downtown Walla Walla!
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
1,021.55
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Blue Mountain Broadcasting Association
Federal EIN 91-1504395
Also known as Blue Mountain TV which broadcasts in the Blue Mountain region and beyond. Blue Mountain TV asks: Are you looking for quality programming with a spiritual focus? Are you searching for community, meaning and purpose in life? Are you seeking to have a healthier body, mind, and spirit? Blue Mountain Television is a viewer-supported television station whose mission is to inspire, inform, educate, uplift and assist our community by sharing the love of God through producing and broadcasting professional quality, family programming. Together, we can bring life and hope to the hurting, and passion with purpose to our community and beyond.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Blue Mountain Community Foundation
Federal EIN 91-1250104
Blue Mountain Community Foundation serves the Walla Walla Valley by making grants and scholarships, strengthening local nonprofits and improving our communities. BMCF is seeking donations for its Discretionary Grant Program. Each year, the program makes grants to nonprofits throughout the Blue Mountain region. At present a little less than $250,000 is awarded through this annual competitive process which is less than 10% of the total $2.8 million in grants and scholarships BMCF made last year. This year we were not able to support excellent programs for purposes ranging from helping homeless people to expanding culture and the arts to preserving the environment. The source of these Discretionary Grants within BMCF are far-sighted donors who created permanent funds to help the community forever, and who have left the actual selection of future grants to BMCF’s all-volunteer committee. Knowing that 20, 30 or 40 years from now the problems facing our Valley will probably be different from those we face today, these donors trust that future leaders are best suited to decide how these funds are used to solve problems. With your help, we will have more funds available to be redistributed to charities next year.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
101.55
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Blue Mountain Heritage Society
Federal EIN 20-2616285
Blue Mountain Heritage Society is a non-profit organization ran by committed volunteers who want to make sure the history of Columbia County and neighboring areas are preserved. Their endeavors include the Smith Hollow Country Schoolhouse, the Dodge Quarantine Cabin, and The Palus Museum (Featuring a Columbia County Veteran's Display, Native American display and an eclectic array of items depicting local history).
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
19.82
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Blue Mountain Humane Society
Federal EIN 91-0828499
Your gift saves shelter pets by providing for their basic needs, allowing them to go home healthy and ready to start lives with their forever families. Help save pets like Petey, a one-year-old Pit Bull who came to Blue Mountain Humane Society after being found wandering alone in a field. He was emaciated, with several wounds covering his body and was in desperate need of care and affection. Thanks to people like you, Petey received the medical care he needed and quickly improved. His cheerful and affectionate disposition captured the hearts of the BMHS team. Petey’s weight soon stabilized, his wounds healed and he was moved to the adoption area. After just one week, he was adopted. We know his tail continues to wag in his forever home, grateful that he was given a second chance. Your gifts matters. Together, we can continue to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and to foster the human-animal bond.
Requested
1,500.00
Funded
519.95
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Blue Mountain Land Trust
Federal EIN 91-1989279
The Blue Mountain Land Trust (BMLT) collaborates with communities and landowners to conserve the scenic, natural, and working lands that characterize the Blue Mountain region.
BMLT works to protect precious spawning streams for native fish, preserve important wildlife corridors, safeguard our community's agricultural heritage, and connect people with the land and its abundant natural resources. We do this to help our community thrive for present and future generations.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
151.55
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Blue Mountain Resource Conservation & Development Council
Federal EIN 91-2152491
Our regional Blue Mountain Resource Conservation & Development Council strives to assist people, organizations, and rural communities. We work with regional partners to increase employment and business education opportunities utilizing small businesses and value-added products.

Environmental education is a cornerstone. We also engage partners, regional school districts and land management agencies to support forest land management, fuel reduction activities and wildfire mitigation for private forest landowners.

The Council also offers the popular SWIM the SNAKE recreational event annually to support local youth competitive summer swim programs.

Requested
5,000.00
Funded
180.41
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Books for Babes
Federal EIN 90-0768652
Books for Babes is a community service project at Sharpstein Elementary School. Our mission is to protect literacy by putting books in the hands of all families of newborns in the Walla Walla Valley.
Local students write and illustrate books for babies and stuff the bags that families receive. They also participate in creative fundraisers to support the on-going purchase of books.
Each bag of books contains 3 trade books, one soft book, 3 books written and illustrated by students, information about Books for Babes how to apply for a library application. Each bag costs approximately $20 to make and $800 would fund about a month's worth of these bags.
Requested
800.00
Funded
261.17
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Camp Fire USA Walla Walla Council
Federal EIN 91-0626153
Program development and expansion. As a small non-profit Camp Fire has a BIG impact. Camp Fire would like to continue the impact like they have since 1924 when Camp Fire was established in the Walla Walla and College Place communities. The history and impact Camp Fire has had in this community is like no other. There are women that were involved in Camp Fire Girls before Camp Fire became Camp Fire Boys and Girls in 1975 that have fond memories of Camp Fire and learned much of their strength and independence by being involved with this guiding organization. There are women in their 80's and older that are still in this area and are donating their beloved ceremonial gowns and beads along with their Camp Fire books and journals. They learned and lived by Wo-He-Lo (Work, Health, Love). Currently Camp Fire serves youth in the area by providing them with a safe place to be when they are not able to be with their families. Activities such as homework help, physical activity, healthy snacks and creative activities that create sparks in children are implemented Monday through Friday during the school year and non-school days. Summer at Camp Fire provides children with friendships, team building, new games, gardening, swimming, leadership, outdoor living skills and most of all prevention of summer learning loss. School aged children are important and do need a place to go, Camp Fire is happy to provide scholarships for families that cannot afford the full cost of programs.
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Carnegie Center Inc dba Carnegie Picture Lab
Federal EIN 91-0864854
The mission of Carnegie Picture Lab is to nourish creativity by supporting and enhancing arts education for elementary school children in the Walla Walla Valley. The program partners with school districts, educators, parents, artists, volunteers and the community to develop and present a robust arts education curriculum in the schools. Carnegie Picture Lab is currently in 12 schools in Washington and Oregon, reaching over 4,000 elementary schoolchildren with the help of 60 volunteers. Picture Lab provides over 1,000 hours of classroom art instruction, the only dedicated arts instruction most of these children receive. In addition to the classroom program, Picture Lab works with community partners such as the Public Library and the Walla Walla Symphony to provide public arts education programs to the larger Walla Walla community.

In our school-based Picture Lab program, volunteers enter K-5 classrooms to provide art history and art creation lessons to children. Children learn about three artists each year; volunteers present the art history portion of the curriculum through PowerPoint presentations and art posters and then children work on hands-on art projects related to the artists they just learned about. In 2019-20, students will learn about Frida Kahlo, Piet Mondrian and Photography, and each school library will receive books on the featured artists. Picture Lab provides all the art supplies necessary to enable the children to work with superior art supplies and in multiple art media. The Giving Catalog will fund needed materials and supplies for Picture Lab lessons.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Catholic Charities of Walla Walla
Federal EIN 91-0569880
Funds received from our generous donors help us continue to run programs such as mental health counseling, The LOFT youth shelter and our fuel assistance program. Donations received allow for the Counseling Program to continue providing mental health services to children, youth, adults and families by subsidizing counseling appointments and purchasing books to facilitate personal growth and materials needed for play therapy. The LOFT provides short term shelter and helps to secure permanent stable housing to youth ages 12-17 experiencing homelessness. Funds received from our donors help our LOFT staff provide healthy meals, clean clothes and hygiene products for the youth residing there. Providing these basic needs is essential to insure our youth feel valued. Additionally, donations may also be used to cover the cost of other youth needs, such as obtaining their state IDs, backpacks and school supplies in order to continue their education during the time they are in our care or supporting the engagement in community and healthy social events. Activities might include attending the YMCA for recreational purposes, the county fair, city pool or the local movie theatre. Donations allow Catholic Charities to continue to serve those in need in our community with our fuel assistance program. We are able to provide assistance to individuals that find themselves in need of help to get to work, doctor's appointments, children to school, or access to other resources necessary. The work Catholic Charities does would not be possible without the help and support of our community donors.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Children's Museum of Walla Walla
Federal EIN 74-3109578
The Children's Museum of Walla Walla provides a safe place for visitors of all ages, income levels and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to learn, explore and imagine through interactive, hands on play.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
83.00
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Christian Aid Center
Federal EIN 91-0918048
For more than 70 years, CAC has been one of the first places hurting individuals seek when in time of need and despair. We provide over 45,000 meals a year and shelter an average of 60 men, women and children per night. It all starts with a hot meal in our community dining room. We provide clean clothes and a safe place to stay for up to 30 days. During that time, we also guide our guests in creating an action plan for addressing their current situation.
For those who desire to make a lasting life-change, we provide a long-term life recovery program (12-18 months) that addresses the root causes of homelessness. It takes approximately $50 a day per guest to fund their transformation. Unlike many other nonprofits, we take no government money and are funded entirely by the generous donations of people like you.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
660.31
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Columbia County 4-H Youth Development
Federal EIN 83-0513026
The 4-H Youth Development program is for kids ages K through 12 to provide educational, mentoring, and social development opportunities. The programs are led by skilled and background tested leaders who have a passion for kids. The project's areas are a broad spectrum of interest and can meet the interest needs of most or all kids. The funds will help keep programs operational, supply membership costs, and help to supply the more expensive technical materials necessary for learning objective.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
120.00
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Community Council
Federal EIN 35-2327775
We believe in the bold idea that together we can build a better community! Our primary work facilitates a study/advocacy model of community change. We provide a forum for residents to examine complex issues of regional significance in depth, and support the development of locally-generated, regionally-appropriate, consensus-driven recommendations for change. Experts in the field present to the study group, composed of diverse residents from the community. The group notes significant findings, which they use to develop conclusions and recommendations. Building on that, the two to three year advocacy phase brings residents together with business, government, and nonprofit leaders throughout the region to implement those community-developed recommendations.
Requested
7,500.00
Funded
323.09
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Danza Classica Ballet Foundation (DCBF)
Federal EIN 47-2217483
Please help DCBF continue working to accomplish goals in 4 different programming areas:
1. Supporting the Danza Classica Ballet Company - a group of local, youth ballet dancers selected by audition with standards of performance. Support for the Company includes raising funds to pay for choreography, guest teachers, and providing performance opportunities. Our volunteer Artistic Director is Ms. Idalee Hutson-Fish.
2. Scholarships: to assist with ballet class tuition, ballet shoes and apparel, or summer dance intensives. Since 2017, DCBF has given 19 students tuition assistance scholarships ($2,567), 2 students financial aid for ballet shoes and apparel ($379), and helped 9 dancers with summer intensive fees ($4,060).
3. Ballet Education: Over the past 5 years, DCBF has underwritten expenses to bring 7 different ballet professionals to WW to teach free/reduced fee Masterclasses to area ballet students. Student dancers have come from Walla Walla, Pendleton, Moses Lake and Lewiston to participate. DCBF has also underwritten the training costs for local dancers to participate live, on-stage with the Eugene Ballet Company when they have come to perform The Nutcracker with the WW Symphony (2016 and 2018).
4. Outreach: Underwriting local ballet productions at least twice annually; providing free children's tickets to performances; offering ballet exhibitions at community events or wineries.
We have partnered with the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival for collaboration to demonstrate the creative process of performing ballet with live music. An open rehearsal and a performance were given this past June.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
170.00
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Dayton Development Task Force
Federal EIN 94-3041790
Our mission is to encourage, support, or sponsor a variety of activities and projects that will improve the aesthetic, economic, employment, social, and environmental conditions in Dayton's business community. Our efforts support a variety of events and programs in Dayton.

We would like to request support for the following activities:
$10 - Sponsors one child's picture with Santa during Dayton Christmas Kick-Off.
$50 - Provides one flower basket for the Dayton Main Street.
$100 - Supports ongoing landscaping needs in Caboose Park.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
120.00
Donate
Dayton Historical Depot Society
Federal EIN 51-0191098
Dayton Historical Depot Society’s mission is to preserve Columbia County’s history and to use our artifacts for the interpretation of that history. We strive to educate our community members about the heritage of Dayton and the surrounding area. Our exhibits are our primary method of accomplishing these goals and many resources must be expended to prepare the artifacts, particularly the photographs, for viewing. Presently, our Photographic Archive consists of over 4000 photographs of Dayton and Columbia County.

Unfortunately, only about 10% of these photos have high resolution negatives which are necessary for the creation of exhibit quality prints. Without these negatives, the photos cannot be easily used in our exhibits, so their value cannot be fully appreciated by our visitors. Providing Archival Support will help us expand the collection of high resolution negatives, and it will also assist us in the preservation of Columbia County’s stories through our newsletters and video histories. An exhibit must also provide historical and cultural context for the artifacts the visitor is viewing. This context is provided by well-researched and concisely written storyboards that are used throughout the exhibits. Archival Support will help us to continue our mission and to develop professional quality exhibits that are enjoyed by approximately 2500 visitors each year.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Early Life Speech & Language
Federal EIN 91-1239678
ELSL provides intensive, individualized therapy to children ages 2-7 that are struggling with speech and language delays. This therapy is provided at no cost to the families. Our goal is to ensure all children will have the verbal communication skills needed for success at home, in school and in life. The ELSL Walla Walla clinic was opened in April 2017 to meet the needs of the underserved children of the Walla Walla Valley. With a full caseload of children receiving therapy and a list of children waiting in line, the need for these services is well demonstrated.

The Walla Walla ELSL clinic is housed in the Masonic Center in Walla Walla. Families learn about the clinic through referrals from other parents, pediatric physicians, teachers and friends. Each child is assessed by the therapist and a treatment plan is developed specifically for that child. Therapy consists of individualized sessions including the child and parent working with the therapist. The parent is trained on how to help the child practice between therapy sessions. Once treatment begins, the child is assessed every three months to measure progress and refine the child's therapy needs.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
710.00
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Fort WW Museum WW Valley Historical Society
Federal EIN 91-6070983
Fort Walla Walla Museum’s Admission-Free School Tour program serves nearly 5,000 participants from this region every year. Students of all ages and their teachers are invited to a docent-led tour of the museum at no cost to the schools or families. This program not only supports school curriculum, it connects kids with their heritage to create a sense of place and belonging. This combined with learning about the contributions of others who grew up here, helps create generations of citizens that will feel pride in their community and participate in its future. This program is as old as the museum, and though it is consistently underfunded the value of it cannot be overstated. Your gift helps keep tours free for all school groups.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
311.55
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Frazier Farmstead Museum - M-F Area Historical Society
Federal EIN 93-0859235
There are two rooms upstairs in the Museum House that need renovating. One room will be turned into a Community Research Room and the other room will be remodeled to display a masculine bedroom that highlights life in the early 1900's. Our needs include rewiring, new windows & flooring, a replacement of loose wallpaper, equipment for climate control and electronics necessary for patrons to use in their genealogical research. Your gift will help us get started on this project, which in the end, will help us better serve our community. Thank you for your generosity.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
154.64
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Good Samaritan Ministries
Federal EIN 93-0772616
Good Samaritan Ministries in Walla Walla is a faith based, donation funded, FREE, counseling and training outreach. All volunteer lay counselors have completed a rigorous three (3) year training program and are supervised by licensed, certified counselors. Last year we saw over 200 clients and logged over 5000 volunteer hours.
Services offered include general therapy, boundaries, men's support group, anger management, parenting, life development and decision-making based on accountability and taking personal responsibility for actions. We network with other agencies, but do not duplicate services that benefit individuals, families, and the surrounding communities.
Our goal is to be available to all, especially those who may "fall through the cracks" due to lack of financial ability or insurance.
Requested
3,500.00
Funded
0.00
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Habitat for Humanity Tri-County Partners
Federal EIN 91-1591086
Habitat for Humanity Tri-County Partners is founded on the conviction that every person should have a simple, decent, affordable home in which to live in dignity and safety. We build homes through partnership with qualified low-income families whose present housing in inadequate. Through sweat-equity, an affordable low-interest mortgage, and home ownership classes, we create an environment where homeowners can save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and have more financial stability. We believe with a safe and secure home, children learn better, families thrive, and people are more productive members of society.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
205.00
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Helpline
Federal EIN 91-2148803
Helpline serves as the front door to help for poor and homeless individuals and families in Walla Walla County. Our job is to connect people struggling to meet basic needs with the community resources needed to achieve stability. Trained, caring staff and volunteers meet with clients to assess needs and screen for eligibility of available local resources. We provide direct assistance with a variety of essential needs, and when appropriate make referrals to a wide network of local social service agencies.

Who we serve: In 2018 Helpline provided 19,449 cases of service to 2,247 separate households made up of 5,001 individuals, including 1,615 children, 537 single parents, 275 veteran and 540 homeless “households”.

Serving as the recognized “first stop” for people struggling to make ends meet, Helpline is able to screen and pre-qualify clients, not only for our services, but also for those of many other community agencies. Local churches and other community groups also rely on us to screen for needs. This allows them to focus on their own missions knowing that knowledgeable, caring Helpline staff and volunteers will assess the situation, connect those in need with available resources, and make sure that funds are wisely spent.

In a nutshell – Helpline’s coordinated screening and referral process connects our most vulnerable residents with the resources they need in a cohesive manner, prevents duplication of services, maximizes the use of limited community resources, identifies gaps in services, and increases donor confidence that real needs are met.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
385.46
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Inland Northwest Musicians
Federal EIN 93-1275407
The mission of INWM is to establish & operate a regional orchestra & chorale to provide performances & musical education for the enrichment of musicians & citizens of our service area. In 2019-20, INWM will perform 12 concerts during our 21st season. In its first 20 seasons, INWM ensembles performed 425 concerts in 50 different communities throughout NE OR & SE WA. All concerts by INWM are free to the public, so funding helps INWM present its concerts. INWM operates 3 ensembles: INWM Orchestra, INWM Chorale & Willow Creek Symphony—our preparatory orchestra.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Kooskooskie Commons
Federal EIN 91-1889153
Kooskooskie Commons has been working on water quality and quantity supply in the Walla Walla Basin since 1998. Our work focuses on the small streams such as Yellowhawk, Stone and Garrison Creeks to implement riparian restoration working with student volunteers and a crew from the Washington Department of Corrections. To measure the success of our projects we work with college students to conduct water quality testing. Kooskooskie Commons has also provided outreach through WSU Landscape Architecture Classes to provide a vision of Mill Creek Restoration that integrates ecological, economic and aesthetic components with flood protection.

Kooskooskie Commons is also working with the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership on Walla Walla Water 2050 to launch a 30-year plan for water in the Walla Walla Valley.

Requested
1,000.00
Funded
225.00
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Lillie Rice Center, Inc.
Federal EIN 91-0789757
Lillie Rice Center is seeking funding to assist with equipment upgrades for our Grounds keeping program.

Current equipment is reaching its end of life and downtime for repairs has started to impact our program operations. Lillie Rice Center is looking to purchase an identical model of mower for a backup unit to ensure smooth continued operations in the event current equipment is down for repairs. In addition, a leaf catcher and snow blower attachment is needed for our currently utilized 1445 John Deere Mower.

In order to expand our services (and in turn provide additional employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities) upgrading our equipment would provide a less laborious and more efficient method of:
A. Leaf Season Clean up: Standard current operations removal is done manually using a leaf rake. If it's a windy and/or rainy day, this makes it physically demanding as raking can become very difficult. It is necessary for participants to take regular and extended breaks, as the vigorous exercise tires individuals out quickly. It also limits the individuals that are able to perform the task.
B. Snow removal: During times of heavy snow, removal is done using a small walk behind snow blower. When doing large areas such as parking lots, the task is time consuming as the current equipment only allows a small portion of the area to be completed at a time. With a snow blower attachment, participants would be able to complete large tasks more efficiently and would open up other contract opportunities.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Little Theatre of Walla Walla
Federal EIN 91-6033581
The Little Theatre has a rich and endearing 75 year legacy of offering full spectrum live theatre. We offer everything from Broadway musicals and serious dramas to sophisticated comedies and children's theatre outreach experiences as well as workshops and training sessions. Our audiences and many volunteers are diverse in every way. The Little Theatre was created in 1944 to serve as a place of opportunity for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and skills to enjoy, participate in and learn about live theatre from entry level and beyond. Our goal has always been, and continues to be, to act as a catalyst for community vitality and artistry as we serve our beloved Walla Walla Valley for many years to come. Through true community theatre involvement and children's outreach, theatre cultivates a love of the arts, helps teach life skills, develops confidence and creates a robust sense of belonging…all of which effect and promote health in individuals as well as a community. Our annual involvement is approximately 6000 people comprised of both patrons and volunteers. The Little Theatre will charm you immediately! It is historic, intimate, and full of unbelievable talent. The Little Theatre is a hidden gem of the Valley. Serving as a volunteer-driven organization that operates professionally with a large amount of fun and it is part of what makes our community great. Guided by a new strategic plan, a new full-time managing director, and a clear vision for desired improvements to the theatre, there's never been a better time to get involved with the Little Theatre. Please become a part of the legacy by partnering with us through your charitable gift!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
65.00
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NAMI of Walla Walla
Federal EIN 94-3047483
The local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Walla Walla, is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness and eliminating the stigma of mental illness. We send members to NAMI Signature trainings so that we can offer Family Support Group, Family to Family, Homefront (for Veterans), Peer to Peer, Connection Support Group, Family and Friends, and Ending the Silence (for schools). For these, we need materials for teachers and participants. We want to offer Basics for parents of students with mental health challenges, Compartiendo Esperanza (Sharing Hope), and SMARTS for advocacy.
NAMI Walla Walla participates in health fairs and suicide prevention events, such as Veterans Stand Down, National Night Out, and the Reach Out Suicide Prevention Walk. At these events, it is important to provide brochures and materials regarding mental health.
We team with the local VA for our annual Holiday Party for Veterans and local people receiving mental health services. It is held at the VA, and NAMI Walla Walla provides a lasagna lunch, gift bags and door prizes for the attendees. With the VA, we hold our annual STEPS FOR AWARENESS WALK AND BBQ for Veterans and local people receiving mental health services.
Our Walla Walla community is a strong supporter of NAMI and we appreciate any donations that help us in our mission to raise mental health awareness and eliminate the stigma of mental illness. NAMI Walla Walla is requesting $500 to improve the mental health of our community.
Requested
750.00
Funded
100.00
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Oregon East Symphony
Federal EIN 93-0937251
The mission of the Oregon East Symphony is to operate, support, and maintain a symphony orchestra, ensembles, chorale, and youth classical music program to enhance the cultural wealth of the region through education and performance.
To realize this mission we offer an annual season of symphonic, chamber and chorale classical music concerts. Concerts are programmed by our conductor and artistic director Dr. Beau Benson and feature works dating from the Baroque to the Contemporary era. Musicians who perform with the Oregon East Symphony come from northeastern Oregon, southeastern Washington, and across the Pacific Northwest.
We also offer Playing for Keeps, a youth classical music education project which encompasses a suite of activities designed for different ages and skill levels. Playing for Keeps includes a beginner level after-school strings instruction program, two preparatory orchestras, a bi-annual children's concert, an instrument loan program, a chamber collective, private lesson financial assistance, and a mentoring program for advanced level students who perform as members of the symphony.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Pantry Shelf of Walla Walla
Federal EIN 91-2143214
The Pantry Shelf provides nutritious food with a balance of choices from all food groups. Rather than receiving a standard selection made by others, our clients are given choices for their preference. More than 50 volunteers work monthly to provide service for more than 600 clients who require food assistance.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
285.00
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Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
Federal EIN 91-6071384
For over 50 years local women, men, teens, and families of Eastern Washington have been turning to Planned Parenthood for the resources they need to be healthy, plan their families and futures, and achieve their dreams. Your support would: Help over 30,000 people annually get the health care services required to plan their families. It would equip local teens with the comprehensive sexual health education necessary to plan their futures, and ensure reproductive freedom is protected for everyone during unprecedented attacks on these civil rights.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
254.64
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Providence St. Mary Foundation
Federal EIN 45-2841492
From providing a $5.99 prescription for the neighbor who cannot afford his medicine to investing nearly half a million dollars to provide moms and babies with a state-of-the-art birth center, Providence St. Mary invested nearly $1 million in healthcare needs last year. Each and every dollars generously donated by our community stays local. As a non-profit hospital, we rely on support from our community to fulfill our mission and support the life-changing work happening at our hospital and in our clinics each day.”
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
165.00
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Relay for Life/American Cancer Society
Federal EIN 13-1788491
We fight for cancer patients everywhere that cannot fight for themselves. The money we raise helps with lodging, gas cards, wigs, rides to and from treatment. According to our most recent financial data, 73 cents of every dollar goes directly to research, prevention, detection, education, and patient support. The rest – about 27 cents – fuels supporting services for our lifesaving work to manage and fund those programs. The mission of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Thanks to those who generously invest in our mission, we are attacking cancer from every angle. Thank you for your support.
Requested
500.00
Funded
70.00
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Rural Youth Enrichment Services
Federal EIN 27-0302559
Rural Youth Enrichment Services / Touchet Valley are seeking $3,000 in donations. $1,500 will go to insurance coverage for all project activities, $500 to Urban Forestry for the next Arbor Day tree planting celebration, $500 to Friends of the Pool for lifeguard training scholarships and $500 to Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project/Youth Bluegrass.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
240.00
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Skyline Adventures
Federal EIN 47-1952033
Skyline Adventures transforms lives by bringing skiing and snowboarding to disadvantaged, high-risk youth, people with special needs, and healing veterans.
We rely on the generous support of people like you to make our overall program a success and as a result, our "Cops and Kids" and "Ski/Snowboard Experience" programs are at full capacity! Our goal is to help physically disabled people by adding an "Adaptive Skiing" program and we need your help to make it happen!
Requested
4,000.00
Funded
70.00
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SonBridge Dental Clinic
Federal EIN 52-0643036
The SonBridge Dental Clinic is a non-profit facility committed to resolving the unmet dental needs of our neighbors and friends in the Walla Walla Valley. Individuals who come to us often are in pain, some at the edge of heading to the emergency room. Others have difficulty finding work because of the state of their oral health. Help our clinic serve individuals to achieve a healthier, pain-free and attractive smile through caring oral care.
Requested
12,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Student Health Options dba The Health Center
Federal EIN 27-0401462
Since 2009, The Health Center has improved the academic and life success of thousands of students across campuses in the Walla Walla School District by providing on-site, no-cost, physical and mental health care services. The Health Center was the first school-based health center to open in Eastern Washington and remains the only facility that operates as a non-profit. The Health Center's innovative model combines accessible physical and mental health care as part of resilience-based, wrap-around services offered in partner schools. This strategy is producing documented improvements in the academic and life success of participating students.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
491.55
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Sustainable Living Center
Federal EIN 04-3690725
Founded in 2001 as the Northwest Renewable Energy Festival, the Sustainable Living Center works to conserve resources for the future by encouraging and facilitating sustainable living practices in our community. Our programs help address a wide variety of challenges that we face, not only in the Walla Walla Valley, but also in the World today. Through our Community Energy Efficiency Program, we address GHG emissions and fossil fuel consumption while helping families and individuals achieve comfort, safety and savings by addressing home efficiency needs. Our Builders ReSupply store diverts usable materials from the waste stream and provides our community with a lower cost option for purchasing building materials. Our Walla Walla Valley Farm to School program helps connect Walla Walla Valley schoolchildren and their families with the Valley’s rich agricultural heritage; helps provide access to healthier food options, garden experience and hands-on science lessons. Our $mart Business Partner Program helps Valley businesses and organizations achieve reductions in water, energy, waste and materials to enhance their bottom line and lower carbon outputs. Our Education and Outreach programs provide free access to information and resources to help our community engage in practices that can provide benefits in a variety of ways, from improved health and home comfort to saving energy and water and managing waste more effectively. Through programs, partnerships and education, the SLC strives to build a more sustainable future for our community.
Requested
2,500.00
Funded
466.55
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The STAR Project
Federal EIN 73-1707241
STAR serves people with felony convictions in the following program areas: pre-release transition, case management, housing, and employment. The STAR Project was formed in 2004 and serves approximately 120 people each year. Providing local reentry services allows STAR clients to be highly successful; our clients have a recidivism rate of less than half of the state average.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
373.09
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Touchet Valley Arts Council
Federal EIN 91-1754968
The Liberty Theater in Dayton, Washington, owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) Touchet Valley Arts Council, has initiated a remodeling project for our balcony seating area, aimed at resolving safety, comfort and line-of-sight issues for our patrons. We have known about these issues for some time, and are only now able to address them efficiently and comprehensively. Seating is cramped for many of our guests; aisles are narrow, without sufficient space; and clear sight to the stage from the balcony is easily obstructed given existing seating. We are evaluating redesign study contracts and have already received $5,300 toward architectural costs. When the architectural study is complete, we will face the costs of actual construction, which are as yet unknown. Monies received in excess of the final study costs will be applied to the construction phase on a cost-share basis. We welcome, and are appreciative of, your support for this project, which will enhance our ability to provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for community events and performing arts to the people of SE Washington and beyond.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
200.00
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Trilogy Recovery Community
Federal EIN 32-0303794
Trilogy Recovery Community is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides support to individuals and families impacted by substance use. Our services include education classes, groups, and individualized recovery support via peer support or counseling. Trilogy is a person-centered organization that takes a holistic, long-term approach to recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Addiction is a chronic disease that requires a breadth and depth of internal and external resources to initiate and maintain recovery. Trilogy offers its services at no cost in Spanish and English. Trilogy’s services are made possible because of donors like you. This allows us to offer personalized, long-term support. We need your support to continue to make a difference in the lives of those seeking change; the type of change that benefits not only the individual’s life but the family and community at large.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
585.77
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Tri State Steelheaders
Federal EIN 91-1244161
Salmon in School (SiS) is an environmental education program centered on raising salmon in classrooms. SiS provides teachers and schools a unique, hands-on, and STEM-based learning opportunity. Each classroom receives a 55-gallon aquarium and 100 salmon eggs, allowing the students to observe and learn about the early stages of the salmon life cycle. The young salmon are released into local streams as fry (2-3" salmon) in the spring. Salmon are a critical part of our regional economy and culture. SiS introduces the significance of salmon to early learners, teachers, and school community. For the 2019-2020 school year, SiS will operate 14 tanks from Touchet, Waitsburg, Pomeroy, and even a new community tank at the YMCA.

In addition to providing public education, our mission includes habitat restoration for salmon and steelhead, and support for recreational fishing. Your gift assures that area youth will continue to learn about the importance of salmon, provides youth fishing events, and helps with the effort to attain sustainable salmon and steelhead population in our community.
Requested
13,910.00
Funded
475.00
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Valley Residential Services
Federal EIN 91-1163446
Valley Residential Services provides support to 72 adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. Many of these individuals have challenging behavioral and/or medical issues, and require staff support to attend events and activities in the community. This grant will enable staff members to get into activities and events without a cost to the staff person and/or VRS. VRS has a very lean administrative budget, and events and activities can be quite costly to our agency to provide the necessary support for the individuals we serve.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
161.55
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Waitsburg Historical Society
Federal EIN 23-7111750
The Waitsburg Historical Society is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the history & associated memorabilia of the Touchet River valley. The Bruce Mansion, Wilson-Phillips House, School House and Preston-Shaffer Mill replica make up the museum complex and house artifacts from life in the late 1800's into the 20th century, drawing locals and tourists from across the country. Membership in the WHS supports the operation and maintenance of the museum complex and the curation and preservation of the exhibits.
Memberships available: $25 for an individual, $50 for a family, or $300 for a lifetime.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
100.00
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Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless
Federal EIN 47-4473859
The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless meets the needs of homeless adults in the Walla Walla area for shelter, safe sleep, and basic necessities, and supports their transition to housing through individual case management plus assistance in accessing a range of locally-provided services.
Requested
2,500.00
Funded
877.92
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Walla Walla Catholic Schools
Federal EIN 91-1430214
Walla Walla Catholic Schools is a non-profit institute and has operated continuously since 1864. Our schools, the oldest in the state, evolved from the vision and religious conviction of an increasing number of Catholic settlers who wanted to ensure their Catholic heritage, no matter how uncertain the times. For over 150 years, our Catholic community and schools have been continually dedicated, committed, and responsive to the Catholic generations that followed. Today over 350 young people are enrolled in the Early Learning Center, Assumption Catholic Grade School, and DeSales High School. WWCS is committed to providing a strong, well-rounded Catholic education that motivates students to realize and achieve their full academic potential. As we plan for our future and move forward, we are asking the Walla Walla community to support us in expanding our Bilingual program. We need funds to support a Bilingual aid that can communicate to families in our school system.
Please join us in our Campaign; your support is very much appreciated!
Our Mission Statement: With Christ as our foundation, and in partnership with families, Walla Walla Catholic Schools forms the whole student: mind, body, and soul. We are committed to academic excellence and the development of faith and reason. Our students grow to be disciples of Jesus Christ—strong in virtue, exceptional in learning, and generous in service.
Requested
3,500.00
Funded
0.00
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Walla Walla Community College Fdn
Federal EIN 91-1207033
It doesn't sound like much, but $20 can accomplish a LOT for students in need. At this time of year, student needs always increase. The weather gets colder, cars break down, utility bills go up, seasonal work ends, and families feel the pinch. This means that, without your help, hundreds of students are just one 'unlucky break' away from dropping out.
Your gifts of $20 or $100 provides emergency assistance and wrap-around support that keeps WWCC students in school and on the road to a living-wage job, even when life events threaten to derail their education.
More people attending college—and succeeding!—means increased prosperity for our entire region: better wages, better health, less crime and more success for all of us. Small gifts add up to provide this lifeline to students who are truly striving for a better life.
When you help WWCC students, you change lives. Who knew you could do so much with $20?
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Walla Walla Community Hospice
Federal EIN 91-1144144
Please consider investing in Camp Amanda and the valuable work it does for the development of vulnerable youth in our community.
The mission of Walla Walla Community Hospice is to provide compassionate care to patients in the final stages of life and support for their loved ones and caregivers. This mission includes provision of grief counseling and bereavement services for the families of our patients, which is also extended to other members of the community who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Camp Amanda is a three-day camp for children aged 7 – 14 who have experienced the death of a significant person. In its 36th year, the camp provides an atmosphere where participants have the opportunity to meet other children and discover they are not alone in understanding the grief process and the individual effects of grief and how to effectively deal with it. Children learn tools for expressing their emotions in ways that are not harmful to themselves or others. Camp activities include games, crafts, swimming, fishing, and time for sharing and learning in group activities. The camper/counselor ratio is 1:1. Up to 30 children may participate in Camp Amanda.
The 2019 budget for Camp was $23,750 and we are very dependent on grants and donations. For 2020, we anticipate an investment of $3,000 in kitchen supplies, craft supplies, stuffed Pandas (our mascot) and other miscellaneous supplies. We also expect to invest upwards of $2,000 for food to feed 30 campers and upwards of 40 volunteers.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
120.00
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Walla Walla Senior Citizens Center, Inc., dba Center at the Park
Federal EIN 91-0874461
Your donation will provide respite care for a loved one who cannot afford it and a hot meal to a home bound senior who can no longer cook for themselves. When a senior walks in our door needing help, we provide it. The Walla Walla Senior Center receives approximately 70% of it's funding from grants through the Older Americans Act and Veterans Administration. The remainder of our support comes from people like you, who believe in our mission of taking care of those that have taken care of us. We cover the cost of our services from the point a senior needs help to the point they receive funding. We understand that seniors can’t wait for help and we will not leave any senior to figure it out alone. Our programs include Adult Respite Care, Caregiver support, Meals on Wheels, Emergency lifeline services and more. Your donation will provide help today. Research shows that seniors and persons with disabilities face incredible challenges not only with health and independence but with social isolation and loneliness. We endeavor to ensure seniors can live independently in their homes longer. We endeavor to surround a Caregiver with support, assistance and relief from providing 24-hour care to their spouse or loved one. Taking care of our seniors is life changing and a responsibility we have been committed to for the last 48 years in Walla Walla. We ask for your help today. Thank you for joining us in the mission to serve our seniors.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
50.00
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Walla Walla Sheriff's Foundation
Federal EIN 45-3060854
Our focus is centered around developing a partnerships between the Walla Walla Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Walla Walla County; provide equipment and training; develop and support programs as they relate to public safety and community outreach; provide financial assistance to those members of the Sheriff's Office and their families that have been severely injured or killed in the line of duty.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Walla Walla Symphony
Federal EIN 91-0925802
The mission of the Walla Walla Symphony is to delight and challenge our community by providing live orchestral performances and opportunities for learning about music. Each season we strive to impact people through music by offering symphonic concerts, fully staged ballets, and extensive, free and low-cost programs for youth and families.
Support powerful music making and learning experiences for children and families by giving to the Symphony's music education programs. All education programs are offered free of charge and serve over 3,000 people annually.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
146.00
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Walla Walla Valley Bands
Federal EIN 94-3123047
The Walla Walla Valley Band was established in 1989. What was once a 25 member organization has grown into a concert band of 75 along with two jazz bands. We present concerts throughout the Walla Walla Valley from September through July 4th each year. Our formal concerts are held in the Walla Walla Valley Academy Auditorium. Dates this year are: Oct. 27, Dec. 8, March 22 and May 3. Each of these Sunday afternoon concerts begin at 3:00 PM, with tickets available at the door. In addition to our formal concerts, the band performs at the Christmas Light parade and in Pioneer Park on the 4th of July.
We will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary at the March 22nd, 2020 concert. Director Gary Gemberling will have the band play songs that the band has performed over the past 30 years..our "favorites!"
The Walla Walla Valley Band is searching to find 100 donors who would support the band with a $30.00 gift toward our 30th Celebration Concert. All donors will receive free admission to the concert and will be recognized during the performance on March 22nd.
Band members would like to thank our many supporters in advance for your tremendous support and encouragement. We look forward to many more years of sharing our love for music throughout the Walla Walla Valley.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
740.41
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Walla Walla Valley Disability Network
Federal EIN 47-1298237
Partnering with 36 community agencies, Walla Walla Valley Disability Network (WWVDN) works hard to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families through community inclusion and support. WWVDN hosts over 100 events a year, providing Autism caregiver meetings, trainings, recreation, and social gatherings for a population that is marginalized and isolated. A new website helps connect families to information, emotional support, resources and services. All donations will be put toward the work of our mission. Costs associated with building a more inclusive, accessible community include: $25 - Assisting a parent in filling out complex forms for service, $50 - Producing a monthly e-newsletter, $150 - Hosting a support meeting, $200 - Offering Peer Mentor Training and disability awareness to middle school and high school student volunteers, $500 - Providing an integrated, inclusive recreational opportunity (basketball, bowling, or softball season). In 2019, the Governor's Council on Disability Issues and Employment recognized WWVDN as a best practice in the State of Washington. Your donation will make a significant difference in building a more inclusive community.
Requested
1,500.00
Funded
25.77
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YMCA
Federal EIN 91-0580856
The Walla Walla YMCA is dedicated to building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. Our primary areas of emphasis are Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We emphasize diversity and inclusivity in all of our programs and services, including preschool and after school for children ages 3-11; rock climbing, swimming, youth sports and camps for children of all ages; youth and teen afterschool events, tutoring, and life skills training; adult swimming, sports, health and fitness; and opportunities for individuals, families, organizations and businesses to come play, learn, dance, collaborate, convene and meet new friends.

In the area of Youth Development, the Y serves hundreds of children of diverse ages and abilities, and is working to provide them new playground equipment in 2020. Our current equipment is dated, worn and limited in scope. Our goal is to install new equipment that will inspire more active outdoor play in an environment that encourages cooperative social play for children of all abilities; to promote fitness, learning and fun! The intentional design of the new equipment will provide opportunities for development of core physical and cognitive skills, and support social, emotional, and sensory development. Children who learn at an early age to play together, in a collaborative and enjoyable environment, bring those skills to youth and adult sports, the work environment and lifelong social interactions. Your gift will make it possible for a child to foster these essential skills. Thank you.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
220.00
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YWCA Walla Walla
Federal EIN 91-0613315
YWCA Walla Walla's signature program is the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Center: a domestic violence shelter, counseling, support groups, advocacy, information and more. We offer quality, licensed childcare programs for ages 1 through 12, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs in area schools, and a number of community and personal enrichment programs.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
123.09
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