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John Bernard Memorial Golf Tournament Supports Behind The Badge


On May 11th, the Grant County Sheriff's Office hosted the John Bernard Memorial Golf Tournament in support of the great organization: the Behind The Badge Foundation. With a mission to "honor law enforcement officers who have died or suffered serious injury in the line of duty," it is a cause that speaks to the core of our community and the family of law enforcement officers that work hard to keep us safe. 

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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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Nonprofit Spotlight: Paul Lauzier Foundation

 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 another round of the Nonprofit Spotlight to shine the light on all of the good that these groups are doing. This month we sat down with Mike Tabler, Trustee for the Paul Lauzier Foundation, to learn more about one great man's incredible legacy of charitable giving.

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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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