Parks Foundation and Innovative Partnerships award $1,095,668 in community grants

The 2021 Community Grant application process is now open; grant applications are due Aug. 3, 2020

Since 2008, the Parks Foundation has helped make playgrounds safe and accessible, expand trail systems, create recreational scholarships for sports, send kids to day and overnight camps, and provide much needed funding for summer programs through their Community Grants fund. Relying solely upon private support and innovative partnerships to make these strategic grants possible, the Foundation does not receive state, county, city, or federal funding.

This spring, the Parks Foundation of Clark County awarded $109,659 in community grants thanks to its members and corporate sponsors. Photo courtesy of Parks Foundation of Clark County
This spring, the Parks Foundation of Clark County awarded $109,659 in community grants thanks to its members and corporate sponsors. Photo courtesy of Parks Foundation of Clark County

This spring, the Parks Foundation awarded $109,659 in Community Grants thanks to its members and corporate sponsors:

  • Battle Ground Summer Playground Program – sponsored by Riverview Community Bank – $6,500
  • Camas-Washougal Skate Park Improvement Project – sponsored by Georgia Pacific – $500
  • Raspberry Fields Park Play Equipment Upgrade – sponsored in part by Cowlitz Tribe – $7,930
  • Camp Hope Scholarships – sponsored by OnPoint Credit Union – $4,000
  • Clark County Volunteer Program Equipment – $1,508
  • Ike Memorial Dog Park Fencing Project – $3,000
  • Vancouver Parks & Recreation’s Teen Late Night – sponsored in part by US Bank – $12,500
  • Vancouver Parks & Recreation’s Summer Playground Program – sponsored by the McClaskey Family Foundation – $26,000
  • Theodor A. Barney Fund, in support of Luepke Community Center programs and events – $30,721
  • Marshall Center Family Swim – sponsored by Bauman Chiropractic – $6,000
  • Vancouver Parks & Recreation’s Everybody Plays – sponsored by Bauman Chiropractic and Nautilus – $11,000

The 2021 Community Grant application process is now open. Grant applications are due Aug. 3, 2020. Community Grants that meet the funding criteria will be announced and open for sponsorship and financial support through March 2021 beginning in September. Contact Executive Director Dellan Redjou for an application.

Founded in 1999, the Parks Foundation of Clark County operates in support of the local network of parks, trails, and recreational programs. Photo courtesy of Parks Foundation of Clark County
Founded in 1999, the Parks Foundation of Clark County operates in support of the local network of parks, trails, and recreational programs. Photo courtesy of Parks Foundation of Clark County

About the Parks Foundation of Clark County

Founded in 1999, the Parks Foundation of Clark County operates in support of the local network of parks, trails, and recreational programs. The Foundation, with membership and supporter assistance, provides grants to replace aging playground equipment, provide an administrative support system to organizations working to maintain and improve existing parks and trails, and fund scholarships and sports equipment for kids of all ages. The Foundation serves all of Clark County – Yacolt, La Center, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, in addition to unincorporated areas — through innovative partnerships, Community Grants, and Long Term Project support.

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