2022-2023 Grantees

The Firstenburg Foundation Board of Directors approved grants to the following nonprofit organizations in March 2023:


Clark County – Council for the Homeless, FISH of Vancouver, Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, Galia Recovery Homes, Odyssey World International Education Services, Open House Ministries, Police Activities League of Southwest Washington, Rooted School Vancouver, Sakura 39ers, YWCA Clark County


Cowlitz County – Cowlitz County Community Health & Safety Network, Lower Columbia College Foundation, Lower Columbia School Gardens, The Children’s Discovery Museum


Skamania & Klickitat Counties – Maryhill Museum of Art, CultureSeed


Multiple Counties – ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Komak, Medical Teams International, Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, Returning Veterans Project



The Firstenburg Foundation Board of Directors approved grants to the following nonprofit organizations in October 2022:


Clark County – Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center, Battle Ground Adventist Community Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, Teach One to Lead One, Chess for Success, Children’s Center, Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, Community Roots Collaborative, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Fourth Plain Forward, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington,  Friends of the Children, Lifeline Connections, Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County, Operation Warm, Second Step Housing, Vancouver Housing Authority, Vancouver St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference, Vietnamese Community of Clark County


Cowlitz County – Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center, Community House on Broadway, Cowlitz County Severe Weather Shelter, Emergency Support Shelter


Skamania County – Community Art Studio of Skamania (CASS), Stevenson Community Pool


Southwest Washington (multiple counties) – Assistance League of SW Washington, Fosterful, Friends of Hospice SW Washington, Nautical Safety Foundation, NW Furniture Bank, PAX Learning Center, Pink Lemonade Project


The support of The Firstenburg Foundation is categorized into four major areas of priority:

  • Healthcare
  • Children
  • Housing
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Higher Education
  • Athletic Programs
  • Parks & Recreation
  • History Projects & Museums
  • Libraries
  • Community Centers & Support
  • Performance Arts
  • Music
  • Education & Learning


  • Millions of Dollars Awarded


  • Health & Human Services
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Arts & Culture

Funding Priority Area –

Basic Needs/Health and Human Services

Includes organizations and programs that provide:

  • Food and nutrition services
  • Physical and mental health services
  • Domestic violence services
  • Shelter for the homeless, rent and utility assistance, and affordable housing
  • Advocacy for children and families
  • Programs to help youth mature into adults who contribute to society

Funding Priority Area –


Includes schools, libraries, organizations, and programs that promote and provide:

  • Learning and intellectual development from cradle to grave, from preschools through post-graduate schools and adult learning programs.
  • Support for students with special needs
  • Vocational and technical training

Geographic Area

The Firstenburg Foundation supports organizations that deliver direct services in Southwest Washington (defined as Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, and Skamania counties).

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