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Making A SPLASH in Ephrata


The CBF 2019 "Making A Splash" Splash Zone Day was a success!

Over 900 people attended Sunday’s FREE community event, and over 400 people enjoyed a FREE meal.

The Hometown Hooligans rocked the Zone during the heat of the day.  CBF wants to thank everyone who dove in to help. From the City of Ephrata for providing a fantastic opportunity with their non-profit rate to Wal-Mart for the hot dogs, Midway Beverage for the ICE drinks and water, Safeway for helium, Franz Bakery for the great deal on buns, Coulee City Food Center for ice, condiments and serving gloves. We also want to shout out to KDRM/KBSN for the live broadcast and our CBF Board members and spouses who volunteered their time…Huc and Laurie Dilling, Brooke and Mary Frederick, Tom Moncrief and Lynda Bowers. Also, the staff at Splash Zone were very attentive to details. Many of our scholarship recipients attended the event with a meet and greet and picture time. Last but not least, we have a winner for the two Old Dominion concert tickets that we will announce soon!

Improving our Communities in the Basin

This spring the Columbia Basin Foundation awarded $26,500 in grants to organizations in the Columbia Basin!

These grants will make a big difference in our communities.

We look forward to hearing the success stories and working to enrich the entities we are funding!

Congratulations to the 2019 grant recipients:

Alzheimer's Association (Columbia Basin Walk), Columbia Basin Allied Arts, Grant County Animal Outreach, New Hope, Planned Parenthood--Wellness Exams, Othello Senior Center, Soap Lake Food Bank, Special Olympics Washington, Tree Fort Children's Museum, and Washtucna HS Band/School District.

CBF is Improving and Enriching the Columbia Basin through Philanthropy!

Behind The Scenes: CBF Distribution Committee Meeting

Every year, the CBF Distribution Committee meets to review scholarship applications for the coming academic year. The process begins with narrowing down the selections based on the criteria set forth by the donor of the funds, until a full list of recipients has been established.

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Our Commitment to the Nonprofit Ecosystem in the Columbia Basin

One of the biggest purposes of community foundations is to play a large role in building, strengthening and supporting the local nonprofit ecosystem. By supporting this important ecosystem in Grant, Adams, and Lincoln Counties we can help our community organizations to deliver their mission effectively now and long into the future. This is a responsibility that Columbia Basin Foundation takes seriously, ensuring safe and productive communities in which we can all enjoy living, working, and playing. 

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A Brief Timeline of the CBF Grant Application Process

Every year, Columbia Basin Foundation is fortunate enough to award 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.  Here is a quick snapshot of the grant application timeline.  Grant Applications will be available on line beginning January 1st.

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