Academy of Children S Theatre

Academy of Children S Theatre

Three Rivers Community Foundation

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November 15, 2005Carrie A. Green

2000 Logston Boulevard, Suite 133C

Richland, WA 99354

509-375-3268 x220

The Three Rivers Community Foundation Awards $112,000 in 2005 Grants

Richland, WA - The Three Rivers Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $112,000 in grants to 21 Benton and Franklin County nonprofit organization in 2005. $66,000 was awarded through the unrestricted Three Rivers Community Fund and $40,000 in awards was made possible through estate of Daisy M. Craddock according to her wishes. An additional $6,000 was given out according to donor wishes. A number of nonprofit organizations applied for grants through the Foundation’s grant review process. The following is a list of grant recipients:

Academy of Children’s Theatre$ 7,500

ARC 2,500

Benton City Branch, Mid-Columbia Library 5,000

Boys and Girls Club 2,500

Columbia Basin Dive Rescue 5,000

Developmental Center 10,000

Domestic Violence Services 10,000

The Fishing Connections 1,319

Kadlec Foundation 5,000

Kingspoint Christian School 5,000

KTNW Public Television 5,000

Lourdes 2,500

Mid-Columbia Coalition for Children 5,000

Richland Public Library Foundation 5,000

Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery 10,000

SARC 10,000

Second Harvest 2,500

Shoes for Schools (Pasco Schools) 1,000

Special Olympics 2,500

The Salvation Army (Richland/Pasco) 10,000

Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice$ 5,000


In 2004, the Three Rivers Community Foundation distributed $10,000 to the community. Since then, the Foundation’s growth and success have been unprecedented. “We are so pleased this year with our growth, and the resulting impact the Foundation is able to have on our area,” said David Lippes, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “The focus of the Foundation is to provide an effective way for those in our community to support what’s closest to their hearts. In turn, the Foundation sustains local nonprofits with long-term funding. Everybody wins, and our quality of life in the Tri Cities is the better for it,” he continued.

Restricted endowments fund yearly grant distributions as directed by individual donors. Unrestricted endowments provide monies for the Foundation to address the greatest needs in the community in any particular year. Nonprofits chosen must demonstrate uniqueness while utilizing donations within the community, a sound financial foundation, and address the specific needs of the Three Rivers area. If your organization is interested in apply for a grant in 2006, please visit

Individuals and nonprofits alike can set up a fund. If you are interested in establishing an endowment fund at the Three Rivers Community Foundation, contact Carrie Green, Executive Director, at 375-3268 x220 or visit