Giving in Action
What We Do
The Mid-Columbia Health Foundation is proud to make a healthy difference
in our community. To find out more about how donations to the Mid-Columbia
Health Foundation impact the community view our 2017 Annual Report.
View 2018 Annual Report
Health Foundation awards $4,950 to White Salmon Valley Education Foundation
for Sources of Strength Program
The Mid-Columbia Health Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously
to award White Salmon Valley Education Foundation $4,950 for their Sources
of Strength program.
The primary goal of the Sources of Strength program is to increase student
well being and awareness of mental health while preventing suicide and
promoting help seeking behaviors among students at Columbia High School
in While Salmon and White Salmon Academy. The evidence-based program is
used around the world to promote health and wellbeing. Some of the program
goals include improving school and community connectedness through an
increase in student connectedness with adults, student level of school
engagement, likelihood that student will refer a suicidal friend to an
adult and an increase in the idea that seeking help is acceptable.
In recent years the Health Foundation’s Area of Greatest Need Grant
has been awarded to Columbia Gorge Pregnancy Resource Centers, North Wasco
County School District Education Foundation and Columbia Gorge CASA. Part
of the 2018 grant went to Windy River Gleaners who used the money to purchase
a three-door refrigerator. This allows the Gleaners, who report a 400%
food distribution increase in the last year, the ability to store more
fresh produce than ever before.
New this year, the Board of Directors of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation
has decided to open another round of grant awards for the Area of Great
Need grant in an effort to allow more funding opportunities for local
nonprofits. For this additional grant cycle, applications are due July
19, 2019 and will be awarded in August. The application can be found online at