Available Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities Currently Accepting Applications

GCACH Community Health Fund

The Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health has made grant funds available to address the effects of Social Determinants of Health in Southeastern Washington. Applicants for these funds must be providing services in Columbia, Garfield, or Asotin County and address one or more of the following Social Determinants of Health:

1. Access to Care (Health/Dental) - Including addressing financial issues such as difficulty making co-pays as well as lack of phone or internet access or transportation

2. Navigating the Health System - Includes addressing issues obtaining or renewing insurance, understanding how insurance works and the paperwork involved.

3. Nutritious Food - Includes addressing access to, as well as knowledge of, nutritious food, ingredients, and preparation.

4. Family Issues - Includes addressing issues such as anxiety, stress, chemical dependency and other factors which affect healthy family relationships.

Preference will be given to organizations based in the community they plan to serve. 

Dayton/Columbia County Fund

The Dayton/Columbia County Washington Fund (The Fund) was started in 2004 by several Columbia County citizens and others interested in creating a community foundation to benefit Columbia County residents.

The Fund has monies available for discretionary grants that are designated for the “purpose of enhancement, for the long term, of the social and economic well-being of the citizens of Columbia County”.
A local committee, consisting of six Columbia County residents, will make the grant selections. The BMCF’s Board of Trustees will review the selection committee’s decisions for final approval, as required by its by-laws.

Grant making policies are generally directed toward the fields of social and community services, the arts and humanities, education and health. In reviewing grant applications, the selection committee will give careful consideration to:
1. Potential impact of the program/project on the community and the number of people who will benefit;
2. Local volunteer involvement and support;
3. Commitment of the organization’s Board of Directors;
4. Degree to which the applicant works with or complements the services of other community organizations;
5. Organization’s fiscal responsibility and management skills;
6. Possibility of using the grant as seed money for matching funds from other sources;
7. Ability of the organization to obtain additional funding and to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant.

The Foundation does not typically make multi-year grants. Plans for evaluating the program/project should be included in the application.

Questions about the grant program should be directed to Scott Marinella at (509) 382-2541. Questions about the online application should be directed to Liz McClure at liz@bluemountainfoundation.org or (509) 529-4371.

Warren Community Action Fund

2017 was the first year that the newly established Warren Community Action Fund began making grants, primarily for Dayton, Columbia County and Waitsburg.

The Warren Community Action Fund will consider requests from charitable 501(c)(3) organizations, public agencies and religious organizations, including churches. The primary area of focus for grants is Dayton, Columbia County and northern Walla Walla County, particularly Waitsburg.

Grants will be made to support programs that will improve the quality of life in the community in the areas of health, education, basic human needs, children and youth, agricultural education and training, historic preservation, scientific programs, arts and recreation, and the environment, among others. Requests for support for capital, project or program, and general operating support will be considered.

The Fund is particularly interested in projects and organizations about which there is some consensus in the community, demonstrated by financial and other support received from other sources.

The Fund is a project of the extended Warren Family to honor parents Robert and Nadine Warren.

Applications for grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 will be considered.

Grant Application Process

We are using a new grant application software beginning with the 2019 grant cycles. All applicants will need to create a new account, even if you have applied for a grant in the past. For information on how to create your account, please read this document. For a video tutorial of creating a new account, click here. For a video tutorial on accessing and applying for applications, click here. If you have any questions or issues with creating your account or organization, please contact Liz McClure at liz@bluemountainfoundation.org or (509) 529-4371.

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2019 Grant Opportunity Deadlines

- GCACH Community Health Fund - April 15th, 2019

- Dayton/Columbia County Washington Fund - May 1st, 2019

- Warren Community Action Fund - May 1st, 2019

- Discretionary Grant Program - July 1st, 2019 (Applications available May 1st, 2019)