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Grants to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits to Address Community Needs

GCF Community Grants


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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon: Hood River, Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam countiesWashington: Klickitat and Skamania counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/19/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants totaling $17,500 to Oregon and Washington nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to address a wide range of community needs and challenges. Applicants must be located or operating within the Columbia River Gorge area, specifically Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington State and Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam counties in Oregon.

The GCF Community Grants program is requesting grant proposals now for its annual funding cycle. The purpose of the program is to provide charitable grants as the Foundation board determines are most needed. Grants will be made within the broad range of nonprofit agencies and not limited to a single focus or exclusively to the interests of a particular constituency.

In the selection of grant recipients, priority will be given to proposals with some combination of the following characteristics:

  • Meet a clearly demonstrated need
  • Are innovative and creative
  • Provide the maximum impact for the dollars expended
  • Encourage collaboration


Additional Eligibility Criteria
• Only nonprofit agencies located or operating within the Columbia River Gorge area specifically—Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington State and Hood River, Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties in Oregon—are eligible for funding.
• The grant recipient must be a 501(c)(3) organization or operating under the umbrella of such an organization.
• The agency must have complied with reporting requirements on any grant previously awarded by the Foundation.

Proposals for capital campaigns, loans or debt retirement will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information
Applicants must submit proposals by May 19, 2023.

Grant recipients will be notified and grant checks will be mailed by the end of June.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
In the 2023 grant cycle the total available for granting is $17.500 and proposals will be accepted for any amount up to that total. The range of grants in the past has been $650 to $4,000.

Contact Information
Applications must be sent to

If you have any questions, please email Executive Director Jill Burnette at

Gorge Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1711 Hood River, OR 97031

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