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A Brief Timeline of the CBF Grant Application Process

Every year, Columbia Basin Foundation is fortunate enough to award hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to worthy organizations throughout the community. While the majority of these grants are directed to particular organizations by the donors, there are several that hopeful organizations can apply for directly. With the grant application deadline last week, we know that many of you who have applied to these grants will be wondering what the timeline looks like for selecting the recipients. Here is a quick snapshot of the grant application timeline to help ease your mind as you wait for news on the winners.

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Storyteller Series: The John & Jeanette Steinmacher Scholarship

The Columbia Basin Foundation was built on the kindness of those who make this community such a great place to live. The stories behind every fund that we manage directly and every grant recipient we are so honored to support make that abundantly clear. And that is why we have created a regular storyteller series here on the CBF Blog. We hope to share the kindness and compassion of those who have created these funds and organizations to help our communities thrive. This is the story behind the John and Jeanette Steinmacher Scholarship.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your End of Year Giving


With the holiday season fast approaching, the Columbia Basin Foundation family would like to wish each and everyone of you a beautiful holiday season. We are so grateful to serve a community as rich and supportive as you are; you inspire us to continue to do the work that we love to do. As the end of the year draws near, let us all remember the ways that we can help support those around us, now and in the future. If you are looking for ways to maximize the benefits that come with year end giving, we are sharing our top 5 tips below. 

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Nonprofit Spotlight - Quincy Communities That Care

A big role of a community foundation is to bring awareness to their community partners, in an effort to help lift up organizations that are having a positive effect on the surrounding area. Columbia Basin Foundation has been honored to work with and get to know many of these organizations. We are delighted to bring you round 2 of the Nonprofit Spotlight to shine the light on the good these groups are doing.

This month we sat down with Diana Ruiz, the Coalition Director of Quincy Community That Cares (CTC), a program doing a lot of good for the youth and beyond in our communities. Listen to the video above to learn more about the great services Quincy CTC offers.

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CBF Takes Part in Giving Tuesday 2016

Giving Tuesday is an international day of generosity that empowers people to give to the causes that they are passionate about. Here at Columbia Basin Foundation we are in a unique position where we are usually supporting the philanthropic efforts of others, with little opportunity to fund our own projects for the communities we serve. So this year, for Giving Tuesday, we are launching the Columbia Basin Foundation Special Projects Fund and we need your help. Today, November 29th, 2016, is the official kickoff to this fund and we have a special project in mind to get things started. 

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