The Columbia Basin Foundation is pleased to be celebrating its twentieth year of service to our great communities. In twenty years, the foundation has grown to more than $8.3 million in assets belonging to 98 different funds. 76 of the funds currently operating are endowments, while 22 are special project/fiscal sponsorship non-endowed funds. All of these funds were created by generous donors and are managed by the Columbia Basin Foundation.
Every fall we see students heading off to college to start a brand new school year knowing that their entire communities are behind them. We know this because of the overwhelming number of scholarships our donors have set up to support this important cause. Research shows that the benefits of earning a college education can have an incredible impact on the rest of your life. Those benefits include things like higher job satisfaction and security, higher wages, and better career opportunities, making it an invaluable decision in your future. And while many students hope to go to college after high school, the idea of starting a career off overwhelmed with student debt makes it a difficult decision. Our scholarships help alleviate the financial burden that students so often face when deciding to pursue a college degree.